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Divorce

Either you are thinking of calling it quits or your spouse just served you with divorce papers. Whether it will be uncontested or a fight to the finish, the decisions you make during this time will have an enormous impact on you for the rest of your life. Read all about a Texas Divorce.

Child Custody, Support, and Visitation

Minimizing the impact of divorce on the children is important. The goal is to design a Parenting Plan that is in the best interest of the children. These plans cover child supportcustody and visitation. We also assist with modifications to existing orders, enforcement, and rights terminations.

Property Division

A common misconception is that all of your possessions are community property and will be split in a divorce. Texas has both community and separate property laws that can be an issue. Property division can be complicated so it is important to understand Community vs. Separate Property.

Other Family Law Services…

We can assist you with a wide-variety of Family Law related issues including whether a Prenup/Postnup Agreement is right for your situation. Other areas of help include paternity issues, protective orders, jurisdiction issues, and dealing with the Texas Attorney General on your behalf.

Erase/Seal Your Criminal Record

We all make mistakes and some of those mistakes result in criminal records. These records often have a negative impact on employment, other opportunities, or are simply embarrassing. Call us today to see whether you qualify to have your criminal records expunged (erased) or sealed.

Consumer Protection, Real Estate, And More…

Although the Handler Law Firm is focused on Family Law and Criminal Record Expungement, contact us to see if we can help your different circumstances. Whether it involves Consumer Law, Residential Real Estate, or legal questions in general, we can usually help you or get you in contact with someone who can.

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In Texas, marital property consists of all property that a spouse brings into a marriage or acquires during the marriage. Subject to some limited exceptions, all marital property in Texas can be characterized as “separate,” “community,” or “mixed.” Separate Property Separate property is property that does not owe its existence to the marriage; it is… Read More

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Public policy in Texas is to: (1) assure that children have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child; and (2) provide a safe, stable, and nonviolent environment for the child . . .” The Texas Family Code provides that “the best interest… Read More

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An informal or “common-law” marriage is a marriage between two people who agree to be married, live together in Texas as spouses, and hold themselves out to others in Texas as spouses, but who have not obtained a marriage license and participated in a marriage ceremony. Informal marriages have been recognized in Texas since 1847.… Read More

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Occasionally, a parent has a desire to change their child’s name. Often, this occurs during a divorce of the parents but there are other circumstances as well. When you petition the court to change your child’s name, you must tell the court why a name change is being requested. You must also prove that the… Read More

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Premarital agreements (aka “prenup”) are used to define the rights and obligations of couples who are about to marry. Premarital agreements are rare for the majority of the population, primarily because couples believe that having one is anticipating a divorce. However, there are some very smart reasons all couples should at least consider putting an… Read More

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The purpose of spousal maintenance in Texas (court-ordered alimony) is to provide temporary and rehabilitative support for a spouse after a divorce. The higher-income spouse usually wants to avoid it and the lower-income spouse believes they really need it. Fortunately for everyone involved, there are specific eligibility requirements that help sort it out fairly. Establishing… Read More

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