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Posted January 15th, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

We often look at the New Year as a fresh start, a time to assess our current lives and set goals for the next year. The same is true after a divorce, you have a fresh start to begin a new life without your ex. Moving on can be difficult, time consuming and a little

Posted December 8th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Original article provided courtesy of Bill Stewart of Stewart & Hurst: Stewart & Hurst 7887 San Felipe Suite 122 Houston, Texas 77063 Phone: 713.974.2928 Question 1: How do I know if I qualify to receive benefits on my former spouse’s Social Security record? Answer: You may receive benefits on your former spouse’s Social Security record

Posted September 22nd, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce isn’t easy. Typically, it’s a long, emotional and drawn out time in your life that you never imagined would be a part of your story. While we all agree that getting a divorce isn’t easy – there are several ways that we can make the divorce process easier. Communicate with your Ex Sounds crazy,

Posted August 10th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Recently I read an article entitled “Personality Disorders in Divorce” by Jim Dolan. That got your attention, didn’t it? I can hear a lot of you saying, “I know my ex has one of those! He (she) is crazy! Let me just tell you….” As a divorce attorney, I see people on both sides of

Posted July 29th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

An overview of how marriage and divorce works in Texas, taken from the Houston Bar Assocation Family Law Handbook. Marriage and Divorce Does Texas have an age requirement for marriage? Yes. Both parties must be at least 18 years old to obtain a marriage license. If either party is under 18 years of age, parental

Posted April 30th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

In most divorce cases, the marital home is the largest jointly owned asset and is subject to division per the Texas community property laws. Unlike other community property states, Texas judges are not required to divide property settlements in a straight 50-50 ratio. Instead, assets can be divided in a “just and right fashion,” which