How Does Living in a Community Property State Affect Me?
April 11, 2018

Whether you were born in the great state of Texas or got here as soon as you could, if you die or divorce here, Texas state laws apply. Many people are flocking to Texas for our low taxes, affordable cost of living, and job market, but are not aware of…Read More


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Protective Order v. Restraining Order: The Basic Facts You Need to Know
March 20, 2018

In California, a Protective Order is referred to as a Restraining Order and in Florida it is referred to as an Injunction for Protection. While every state is different, in Texas a Protective Order is different from a Restraining Order in several ways. It is important that you know and…Read More


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Big Win for Gig-Economy Companies like Uber and Lyft
March 1, 2018

Uber has long been on the litigation battlefield fighting the claim that its drivers are 1099 independent contractors and not W-2 employees. Thanks to a decision in a similar suit against GrubHub, Inc., Gig-Economy companies can continue confidently classifying their workers as independent contractors. 1099 vs. W-2 – Why does…Read More


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The ACLU Takes a Stand Against ‘Being Jailed Because You Are Poor’ In Dallas County
February 27, 2018

On January 21st the American Civil Liberties Union along with other civil rights activists filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Dallas County for violations of citizens’ equal rights protection in the County’s money-bail practices. This widespread problem and its far-reaching consequences have long been overlooked by legislators and the public….Read More


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Co-Parenting When Kids Start School
February 20, 2018

Co-parenting can be tough when dealing with a difficult spouse. See our blog on Dealing with a Difficult Co-Parent. These problems, however, tend to escalate when the children start school, and now you are not only dealing with you and your spouse’s schedules but the school calendar and extracurricular activities…Read More


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Marriage is a Legal Partnership
February 8, 2018

Speaking strictly from a legal perspective, the State of Texas treats marriage like a business partnership—you share the income and liabilities during the partnership equally. For better or worse, literally. Just like in a business partnership, if your business partner opens up a company credit card without your knowledge or…Read More


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Why is Texas a Community Property State?
January 26, 2018

What does it mean to divorce in a community property state and why is Texas one of only 9 states in the country that are based on the community property system? First, there are two types of property division in the United States when it comes to Divorce: Equitable Distribution;…Read More


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You Got Served
January 18, 2018

You Got Served You were just served papers, you’re angry, confused, and not sure what to do next. Whether these are divorce papers, a civil lawsuit, or a temporary restraining order, many people have questions about what this means and what to do next. Different lawsuits have different meanings, but…Read More


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How Opening a New Bank Account Can Derail your Pre-Nuptial Agreement
January 10, 2018

Getting a pre-nuptial agreement (aka a pre-marital agreement) is a smart move for both spouses, with or without large assets or debts. It protects your spouse from your creditors and most notably, makes sure you won’t be “taken to the cleaners” in the event of a divorce (for more info…Read More


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Why Mediation Is Actually A Good Idea
January 1, 2018

“You shut your mouth when you’re talking to me!” Why mediation is “actually” a good idea. Most people view mediation as the opening scene in Wedding Crashers and other movies: where two people and their lawyers are in a room yelling at one another and getting nowhere while their lawyers…Read More


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