These are the seven family law bills to keep your eye on during the 88th legislative session.
Who Burnt the Bacon? Accountability in Cooking, Coddling, and Custody Cases
Bluntly stated: no accountability= no credibility.
Buckle up, Y’all–Texas Family Law post-Roe
By: E.A. Putman It's been a week. I figured as a professional in a business where the dynamic (and sometimes dysfunction) of the family unit is at the center, it was time for me to address the elephant in the room. I may get commended or I may get cancelled, but a bit of a …
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I Ain’t Mad At Cha: How Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Family Law Case
Change is the common theme in family law. From married to divorce. From parties attempting to co-parent without government intervention to parties abiding by a court order outlining visitation and child support.
I Want to Break Free: The Composition of Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Texas
The 5–4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges meant that State officials were required to perform and recognize the marriages of same-sex couples on the same terms and conditions as the marriages of opposite-sex couples, with all the accompanying rights and responsibilities, including the dissolution of the marriage.
Cupid Doesn’t Lie… But People Do: Top Things You Should Disclose to Your Lawyer
In 1996, the R&B group 112 released the hit "Cupid" with the lyrics "Cupid doesn't lie. But you won't know unless you give it a try". Twenty-five years later, and practicing law for almost ten of those years, I realize that 112 was partially correct. Cupid doesn't lie, nonetheless, people do.
Adultery, Blessing, Condonation, Divorce, Entanglement (ABCDE): The Alphabet Analysis of a “Will and Jada Type” Divorce
While the Smiths have vowed to remain married, many others in Texas have vowed or will vow that adultery is the ultimate deal breaker and allege as much when they initiate a suit to dissolve the marital relationship. In the case of a Will and Jada type of divorce in Texas, what happens when one spouse commits adultery while the other spouse allegedly gave his or her blessing thereby condoning the affair? When going through a divorce, what does it mean if the affair was just an entanglement? ABCDE. The alphabet analysis.
“The [Stimulus] Check’s in the Mail”…but Not If You Owe Child Support
As the coronavirus crisis ravages the U.S. economy and many are starting to navigate some form of normalcy with this financial package, many are unaware that their check may not be in the mail. The IRS may reduce the amount you receive if you have past due child support payments that have been reported by states to the Treasury Department.
When “Stay Home, Work Safe” is “Stay Home, Not Safe”: Dealing with Domestic Violence During COVID-19
The alarming rise in positive tests and subsequent deaths led to a hopeful outcome to this confinement. Unfortunately, for victims of domestic violence, "Stay Home, Work Safe" is equivalent to stay home, not safe. It is, in fact, toxic.
What About My Weekend Visitation Rights: When the “Stay at Home” Order Replaces “Social Distancing”
As more tests become available and people are testing positive for COVID-19, a parent would have every right to feel anxious for health concerns. But, what happens when one parent is not willing to surrender the child or exercise visitation in light of a "stay at home" mandate.