Does it Matter Who Files the Divorce?

Does the Judge Care Who Files the Case Sometimes a person wants to leave a marriage but is worried that the court will look disfavorably at the spouse who started the divorce case.  Others think the judge will automatically favor the person who filed the case because...

Are Your Divorce Documents Public?

There are certain documents that are filed to process any divorce in Texas.  Among these, are the petition for divorce, the waiver of service and the final decree of divorce.  All of these documents are public documents.  This means that anyone can go to the District...

Must Live Here to File Divorce Here

  Hi!  I woke up this morning and saw that I had two questions from clients regarding the residency requirement when filing for divorce. If you are confused by terms like jurisdiction, venue and residency after surfing the web for answers on this, you are not...

House Refinancing Language

Language to use in decree When one party is being awarded a piece of real estate but the other party is on the mortgage. IT IS ORDERED that within 8 months of the date of this divorce, JOHN SMITH will refinance the property commonly known as 1000 Sweet Ave, San...

50/50 Custody in Texas

What is a 50/50 Custody Schedule? This simply means that both parties are ordered to have equal amounts of time with children after the divorce. The schedule can be every other day, as in the example below.  The schedule can be alternative weeks, or a number of other...