The Impact of Infidelity on Divorce in Texas

Posted on October 14, 2019 by Chris Kirker

In order to obtain a divorce in Texas, a petitioner must prove to the court that there is at least one ground for granting the divorce. Texas law divides grounds for divorce into two categories: No-fault grounds Fault grounds. The Texas Family Code classifies adultery as a fault-based ground for divorce. Under Texas law, and […]

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Pet Custody in Texas Divorces

Posted on October 8, 2019 by Chris Kirker

While many people consider their pet(s) a part of the family and love them just like a child, Texas child custody laws do not apply to pets. Rather, for the purposes of divorce, pets are characterized as either separate or community property. A pet purchased or adopted by one party prior to the marriage or […]

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What is a Geographic Restriction?

Posted on September 23, 2019 by Chris Kirker

Geographic Restriction In child custody cases, a geographic restriction limits where a child’s primary residence may be. Such a restriction may be important if, for instance, one parent tries to move away with the child, thereby hindering the other parent’s ability to see that child. A family court order including a geographic restriction will specify […]

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50/50 custody?

Posted on September 17, 2019 by Chris Kirker

50/50 custody? What exactly does that mean? “Custody” is a term that is commonly used and comprises multiple aspects of the parent-child relationship, including: conservatorship (rights and duties); possession and access (the schedule of time with the children); and child support. Usually when someone refers to “50/50 custody” they are referring to the possession and […]

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