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 August 2nd, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Here in Texas, we have a long (and some would say loving) relationship with firearms. Even before becoming a state in 1845, early settlers found their muzzle-loaders indispensable in obtaining food and dealing with predators and unsavory reptiles. There were also frequent skirmishes with the native Comanches. Today, Texas has more gun dealers (about 8,500)

Posted July 11th, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

In the old west, if you were convicted of certain crimes your punishment would be forfeiture of your horse. This was a serious punishment – at that time your alternative transportation options were quite limited. Texas is taking a page out of the old west when it comes to dealing with anyone who falls far

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 October 10th, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

There are many common myths concerning divorce in the state of Texas, which include: If I get the kids 50 percent of the time, I won’t have to pay child support. Texas has a no-fault divorce system, so my affair is irrelevant. Texas doesn’t have alimony. I bought it with my earnings, so it’s mine.

Posted July 17th, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Looking for Spring Texas Divorce Lawyers? Marivonne Essex and the Essex Law Firm are your go to source for all family law issues including divorce, child custody and child support as well as wills and probate. Why does Marivonne stand out? She makes it personal. Clients and their families are important to her. She has