Tag Archives: divorce dallas texas

Becoming a Partner — Ownership Interest in Divorce

I was asked recently about whether becoming a partner in a professional company creates community or separate property. The Husband worked for a firm prior to marriage and shortly before the marriage was offered a partnership interest in the firm. He and the firm signed the partnership agreement a few months prior to the marriage. After the marriage, he began receiving the benefits of the partnership agreement. Now, he and his wife are headed for divorce and he wonders if she is going to be entitled to part of his partnership interest.… Continue Reading

What Child Support Covers – And Does NOT Cover

Many paying parents want to put restrictions on what child support can be spent on, to prevent the other parent from personally using the money. While it may seem like child support is being mismanaged to some - and maybe in some cases it is being mismanaged -- Texas law does not support placing restrictions on how child support is spent.… Continue Reading

4-day delay in entering written contempt and commitment order renders enforcement void

Child support enforcement is akin to a criminal prosecution and must be handled with the utmost eye toward the due process rights of the accused. It is a well-settled and obvious rule that, in order to hold someone in jail on an enforcement case, such as for nonpayment of child support, both the contempt order and the commitment order must be in writing and signed by the judge immediately following the commitment. Failure to do both of these things renders the commitment void.… Continue Reading

Pornography in Texas Divorce

All too frequently, the issue of pornography comes up in divorces across the state of Texas. Whether it is an addiction to pornography, sexting a photo to a spouse or paramour, or videos of sexual acts, pornography has taken the divorce stage front and center.… Continue Reading

Successful Co-Parenting – Part I

This is the first of many blogs to come regarding successful co-parenting. Whether you are going through a divorce in Texas involving children or whether you are modifying the terms of a Texas custody order, co-parenting is fundamental when raising a child in two homes.… Continue Reading

Divorce Tax Preparation

It's that time of year again - tax season is upon us. As discussed in my previous blog, it is important when preparing for a divorce in Texas to be aware of your assets and debts before you meet with a lawyer. It is my recommendation to have the two prior year tax returns in your possession at your initial consultation.… Continue Reading

Fresh Start in 2014

At the beginning of any year, there is usually an influx in divorce filings in Texas. Many people delay initiating divorce proceedings until after the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.… Continue Reading
LexBlog