Supreme Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce

Posted on July 16, 2015
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Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that marriage and divorce between same-sex couples could not be prohibited by states within the country, overriding a longstanding ban in Texas. In its 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court found that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry and that each state must license those who apply. Due … Continue reading

Texas Couple Share Custody Following Same-Sex Divorce

Posted on July 15, 2015
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As we reported in our blog last week, recently the Supreme Court granted same-sex couples the right to marry and divorce. With this in mind, same-sex couples in Texas are already beginning the process of doing both. According to the Associated Press, a state district judge in San Antonio recently awarded shared child custody to … Continue reading

Texas Common Law Marriage: Can You Divorce?

Posted on June 22, 2015
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Did you know that Texas is one of a few states in the country that recognizes common law marriages? Common law marriage occurs when two people are married without a formal ceremony. In Texas, you can establish that you are in a common law marriage by stating that you are married publicly, if you live … Continue reading

How Can I Protect My Business During a Divorce?

Posted on June 17, 2015
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Are you a small business owner involved in an unhappy marriage? Are you worried that a divorce may affect the ownership of your company? Our Lewisville family attorneys have received inquiries in the past regarding business assets and how they are affected during the divorce process. Whether you own a retail store or professional practice … Continue reading

Surprising Facts About Marriage and Divorce in Texas

Posted on May 25, 2015
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Recently, the Texas Department of State Health Services released statistics about statewide marriage and divorce trends dating back to 1970, which are very interesting. According to the agency, Texas’ marriage rates have actually been on the decline since 1984, with a little more than 184,000 marriages taking place in 2012. Harris County leads the state … Continue reading