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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 January 23rd, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Texas Supreme Court ruling in 2013: A father and mother agreed that the father’s child support obligation would cease if he voluntarily relinquished his parental rights. The father signed an affidavit of relinquishment, but the mother never filed the affidavit with the court. Nine years later, the OAG sought to modify the father’s child support

Posted March 26th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Original Article by Alexa Valiente for Once again, Facebook was used to garner evidence against someone committing a crime. This time, it was a father who was three years behind in paying child support, which amounted to $5,400. Police were able to get a warrant to look at his page, which was initially set to

Posted November 9th, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Last week we discussed about the parameters of being in a common law marriage in Texas (or informal marriage). According to the Texas Family Code, there are four main points to consider, to see if you’re in a common law marriage. In summary, they are: You have agreed to be married. You have lived together

Posted August 28th, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce is not an easy experience, but many people find themselves walking through this situation, nonetheless. In most cases, when two individuals get married, they do so with the best intentions of staying together. Life does have uncertainties, though, and sometimes a marriage unfortunately ends in divorce. More complications are definitely brought into the mix