Category: Publications

Enforcement of Decrees Involving the Parent Child Relationship

Divorce attorneys spend many hours preparing for final hearings where children are involved.  A vast percentage of parent-child cases are settled before trial.  More and more family judges are ordering that parties participate in mediated settlement conferences so that as many disputes as possible are reduced to what is called a Mediated Settlement Agreement (MSA).  These MSA’s are

Enforcement of Child Support Judgements

The courts are given special contempt powers to enforce judgments obtained in family law cases. This would  commonly appear in non-payment of child support, in not providing for health insurance for minor children as ordered in a governing order, in not allowing for access to and possession of children, in not paying maintenance under Chapter 8 of

Proof of Informal Marriage

As an El Paso, Texas, divorce lawyer I have worked with clients who are dealing with what is called an informal marriage. Sometimes an informal marriage is referred to as a common law marriage.     Let’s look at how one proves the existence of an informal marriage.  Here is the language from the Texas Family Code.  It is found in

TESTIMONIALS

Used Doug for several legal matters. Always prompt at returning calls and provided A++ service.
Dan Wilson
Went into the office for a consultation. Mr. Smith was very sympathetic to my situation and answered all my questions. Thank you Mrs. Benitez for your help and professionalism.
Esmi Campa
I'm thankful this time around Mr. Smith and his team were able to assist with my divorce case. Their honesty was on point they explained every senario my case can take but after all the turbulence that comes with a divorce it was settled in peace. Thank you once again for your work and may you continue to be able to assist others with their cases.
Joanna Garcia

Enjoyed working with us?