You Can Sue Someone for Assault

Texas recognizes different types of “Assault.” This blog post is limited to instances of assault that inflicts bodily injury. It does not cover other types of assault, such as offensive physical contact or threat of bodily injury, or claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, or premises liability. The simplest example of assault… Read More

Child Custody

The court that handles a divorce proceeding also determines who shall have custody of any children from the marriage. The term “custody,” in a divorce, often serves as shorthand for “who gets the children.” The vast majority of parents are awarded “joint custody” in a divorce, meaning that all rights and duties concerning the children… Read More

Child Support

Establishing Child Support The Primary Joint Managing Conservator, or the custodial parent generally has the right to receive child support on behalf of the child. The amount of support owed by the Possessory Conservator, or non-custodial parent will depend on the income of the non-custodial parent, as well as the number of children for whom… Read More

Community versus Separate Property

Presumption of Community Property Texas is a “community property” state. In other words, all property owned by married persons on the dissolution of a marriage, whether by death or divorce, is presumed to be the property of both the husband and the wife. Likewise, any debts incurred during marriage are presumed to be be community… Read More