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Emergency Order from Texas Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court, with all justices joining in the order, has ruled that all parties subject to access and possession orders involving children shall follow the dictates of the original governing orders that contain access and possession provisions.  The Court ruled that, for example,  if the order contains a set beginning and ending date

Jury Trials in Family Law Property Issues

Some states do not allow for jury trials in family cases, but in Texas parties can seek a jury trial in matters involving property and in matters involving conservatorship (custody).  This article addresses property issues. My next article will address parent-child issues.  In Texas a jury can receive very thorough instructions in cases involving property.  The first

Access and Possession Orders

When there are minor children in a  paternity or divorce case, invariably you will find an access and possession order in the final decree. Usually the first “dispositive” part of the decree involves custody, then access and possession. The courts routinely require that the decree contain a listing of the rights and powers of parent conservators.

Presumptions in Divorce Cases

So you think you are going to be involved in a divorce.  Your marriage has hit a wall and it does not appear like you will be able to reconcile your differences with your spouse.  Every divorce is different. Some divorces only involve terminating the marital relationship.  Other divorces involve dividing marital assets.  Finally, some divorces involve terminating the

Enforcement of Child Support Order

The Court has enormous power to enforce child support orders.  In fact, regardless of the age of the child who was the object of a child support order, the court retains jurisdiction to enforce a child support order until “all current support, medical support, dental support, and child support arrearages, including interest and any applicable fees

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