Divorce: Minimize the Negative Impact on your Children


Put Kids First in Divorce Proceedings The Law Office of Steve Lopez encourages divorcing parents to work together to minimize the negative impact of their separation on their children. Below, we will outline some of the most important factors in maintaining a sense of peace and normalcy for the children...

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Taking the High Road during the Divorce


It’s no surprise that divorce can be hard on families, but for parents it can be an especially difficult time as you try to navigate a new co-parenting relationship with your soon-to-be ex spouse. While emotions may be running high and the temptation to fall into bickering may be strong,...

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Temporary Order: What Is It?


After filing for divorce, many people request a temporary hearing so that a court can make decisions regarding important issues like child custody, child support and spousal support. Decisions made by the court are incorporated into a temporary order, which remains in place until a divorce is finalized.  Temporary hearings...

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How is Property Divided in a Texas Divorce?


Division of property is an important aspect of a Texas Divorce. Texas is a community property state, which means that property acquired during the marriage is presumed to belong to both spouses. There are exceptions to this rule, so it is important to determine whether property is separate or community. ...

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Can My Attorney Fee’s Be Covered by Child Support Payments?


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Though rare, it is possible to get a child support arrangement that includes your child’s other parent paying your attorney fees. This type of situation is on a case by case basis, so you will typically need someone who is an expert in Corpus Christi family law to navigate this...

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Are Gifts of Land considered Separate or Community Property?


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Trying to divide property between spouses after a divorce is never easy. Emotions often run high, and there can be a lot of confusion about whether certain types of land are a community property or a separate property. In the state of Texas, there are a few basic concepts you...

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Conservatorship: Differences Between Joint Managing And Sole Managing Conservatorship


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When a couple divorces, complex issues arise regarding custody. Whether it’s medical care, educational issues, or other situations, it’s vital legal agreements be in place to protect the child’s best interests. To accomplish this, courts will create a joint managing conservatorship or a sole managing conservatorship. To protect your interests...

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Family Court Contempt: Consequences


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Failure to obey a court order can have serious consequences in family court. A person who has not followed the requirements in a court order may be held in contempt. If you have been served with paperwork alleging that you are in contempt of court, a Corpus Christi TX family...

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Does Adultery affect Spousal Support in Texas?


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Adultery is a common cause of divorce in Texas. When one spouse has committed adultery, a court may consider this when ordering alimony. While Texas allows “no-fault” divorces, plaintiffs may allege grounds for divorce, including adultery. If you are facing a divorce because of adultery, a Corpus Christi divorce lawyer...

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Can I Modify Child Support in Texas?


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How a Child Support Order can be Modified  You will need the help of a divorce lawyer in Corpus Christi if you want to modify your child support. The only way that your child support can be modified is with a court order. You and your partner may verbally agree...

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