Grounds for Divorce in Texas

June 22, 2020  |  By nmsblaw

Texas recognizes seven grounds for divorce, including a no-fault basis. Texas does recognize other grounds for divorce, including adultery and cruelty. Our divorce lawyers at NMSB can discuss whether pursuing a divorce based on the fault of your spouse is…Read More

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Creating an Effective Parenting Plan for Your Family

June 10, 2020  |  By nmsblaw

One of the most important aspects of a divorce involving children is the “Parenting Plan.” A Parenting Plan is a court order that includes visitation rights, decision-making rights, and child support obligations of the parents after a divorce, including health…Read More

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The Effect of Divorce on Health Insurance

May 26, 2020  |  By nmsblaw

Health insurance coverage and medical bills can be major financial considerations for spouses going through a divorce. A divorce will frequently affect health insurance coverage. A divorce lawyer can help you assess your health insurance options after divorce. Health insurance…Read More

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Legal Separation in Texas

May 12, 2020  |  By nmsblaw

For a variety of reasons, spouses in Texas may choose to separate but not start the divorce process. These can include financial reasons or the desire to stay married until the children reach a certain age. Some spouses also separate…Read More

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Why I’m a Family Lawyer

April 22, 2020  |  By Sam D. Colletti

Why do we do what we do? Many people, even other attorneys, often ask us how we can do what we do. Our jobs can certainly be emotionally taxing, and require a great deal of patience and grace. We meet…Read More

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NMSB Wins Texas Supreme Court Case – “A Deal is a Deal”

January 29, 2020  |  By Sam D. Colletti

On October 25, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a Seventh Court of Appeals ruling and upheld a mediated settlement agreement made between a husband and wife before they filed for divorce. The parties attended mediation prior to filing for…Read More

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Child Custody Laws in Texas: An Overview

December 10, 2019  |  By Judith Bryant

A judge will always decide a child custody matter on a case-by-case basis. This is an overview of common questions people new to a child custody case may have. What Is a “Contested Custody” Case? The term “contested custody” does…Read More

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When to Challenge an Unfair Divorce Settlement

November 22, 2019  |  By nmsblaw

The best way to avoid an unfair a settlement agreement is to not sign one in the first place. Texas law makes it extremely difficult to undo a settlement agreement. Here are some tips to avoid an unfair settlement agreement…Read More

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When to Hire Your Divorce Attorney

November 13, 2019  |  By nmsblaw

As divorce lawyers in Austin, we see more and more people trying to represent themselves in a divorce. If you are representing yourself in a divorce, here are some signs that it may be time to hire a lawyer. 1….Read More

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What You Need to Know About Prenups and Postnups

October 31, 2019  |  By Judith Bryant

Texas law allows spouses and intended spouses to enter a Property Agreement that will change their property rights that would otherwise exist by law. A Prenuptial Agreement, or prenup, is signed before marriage, and A Postnuptial Agreement, or postnup, is…Read More

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