Marivonne R. Essex, "The Red Headed Lawyer"

Posted March 5th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

When searching for a lawyer and looking online at Houston divorce attorney reviews, keep important criteria in mind. These may include: Experience When hiring a family law attorney, see how many years of experience they have in family law. If they only have a few, then they may not have all the right knowledge to

Posted February 11th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Original Article by Diana Friedman for The Texas Supreme Court last year approved do-it-yourself divorce forms, and now they are discovering they have to teach people the legal system. This is causing a greater burden on lower courts, slowing down the system. A recent incident in a Houston civil court serves as a glaring

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 November 2nd, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Are you in a common law marriage (Texas law calls it an “informal marriage”)? This is one of the most misunderstood aspects of Texas law and can be one of the most important. Here are some answers and some examples. A common law marriage can be declared by going to your local county clerk’s office

Posted September 14th, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

by Marivonne Essex If you’re contemplating a divorce in Texas, the fact that Texas is a community property state will be very important to you if either you or your husband has assets, such as real property, savings accounts, automobiles, pension plans, 401(k)’s, or anything else of value. The first misconception to clear up is