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Are Text Messages Admissible in Texas Divorces?

Family Lawyer Of all the decisions that need to be made during the course of a divorce, the child custody agreement should be the most thought out portion of the proceedings. Ultimately, it is the children who are most affected by their parent’s separation and the adult’s behavior and temperament throughout the process may dictate how successful the arrangements will be for all involved. Obtain the assistance of...

Spousal Maintenance in Texas Divorce The Texas family code defines “maintenance” as an award in a suit for dissolution of marriage of periodic payments from one spouse for the support of the other spouse. When the spouse seeking maintenance is first determined eligible to receive maintenance, the court next reviews a set of factors in determining the nature, amount, duration and manner of payments. Maintenance should not be...

Time for Divorce After Christmas The older we get the further we look back during the holidays and remember our childhood and early years. Time with loved ones is a treasured gift and at Christmas we naturally assess our happiness and progress. When you sense something is wrong and cannot imagine your future, you may be thinking about filing for divorce after Christmas. In this podcast, Mark L....

Pro Se Perils when Parties Insist on Self-Representation in Their Case The case against self-representation relies on the idea that one’s own judgment can be compromised by their emotion and investment in the underlying issue. Parties in divorce and family law actions should not represent themselves in the case without a lawyer, which is referred to as being a “pro se” party. “Pro se” is a Latin...

Enjoy family law tips in our annual Divorce and Christmas Podcast It’s the week before Christmas and this is the Scroggins Law Group family law podcast with Mark Scroggins. Mark is the principal and founding attorney at Scroggins Law Group. He is Board-Certified in Family Law and today he shares his insight on navigating the holidays. [audio mp3="https://www.scrogginslawgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Divorce-and-Christmas-Podcast-2018.mp3"][/audio] Preparing for Christmas and New Years in a troubled marriage requires...