Marivonne R. Essex, "The Red Headed Lawyer"

Posted May 10th, 2017 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Back in 1970, Texas became one of the first states to offer couples a less confrontational, less expensive way to end a failed marriage. It was known as “No Fault” Divorce, and many at the time believed it would be a disastrous social experiment with American families. However, there is evidence now suggesting that rather

Posted March 26th, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

A divorce decree, also know as the final decree of divorce, is a formal document granted by the court and signed by a judge (and the parties to the suit), that legally terminates a marriage. The divorce decree is stored in the vital records office of the county courthouse.  Additional copies are available to each

Posted June 12th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

When involved in a serious legal dispute most people know the first thing they should do is contact a lawyer. However, many people struggle with choosing the right one. Choosing the right lawyer is often times the most important factor in determining the outcome of legal disputes, so needless to say, a good amount of

Posted June 7th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Original Article for “Half of all marriages end in divorce” has been a widely accepted idea for many years. Statistically speaking how accurate is that idea? Well, as it turns out, it’s right on the money. Over the last 40 years, roughly 50% of the marriages in the U.S. have ended in divorce. However,