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Gay Marriage Ruling Opens the Door for Same Sex Divorces in Texas

Texas, until recently, was one of many states that defined marriage as between a man and a woman and did not recognize marriages among homosexual couples. This created a difficult situation for lesbians or gay men who went to another state to marry but who lived in Texas. A couple must divorce in the state where they live as a result of residency requirements in each state’s family code. Texas did not recognize out-of-state gay marriages, so couples who lived in …

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When Your Spouse Hides Assets in a Divorce

Texas is a community property state, so when you divorce you should be entitled to receive property equal to half the total value of assets you own as a couple. With very few exceptions, all property acquired and money earned during the course of the marriage should be considered community property. This means even if your spouse works and earns the bulk of the money and you are a stay-at-home parent or have a lower paying job, you should …

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Parents in Austin Divorce Should Avoid This Mistake

When a couple in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown or San Marcos  has children and is divorcing, the process of dissolving the marriage can be much more complex than if there are no kids involved. It is important to keep the divorce as amicable as possible when there are shared children in order to significantly reduce the stress on young kids.  A family law attorney can help couples try to find compromising approaches to resolve the issues involved …

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Sejoon Kim, M.D. v. State Board of Dental Examiners – Failure of Dentist to Report Patient Hospitalization Results in 2nd-Tier Sanctions

On the day after Dr. Kim, a licensed dentist in Texas, removed the wisdom teeth from one of his patients, the patient was admitted into a hospital for the treatment. Afterwards, the patient contacted Dr. Kim’s office to inform him that she had been hospitalized. During a follow-up visit, Dr. Kim examined the patient and determined her hospitalization was unrelated to her wisdom teeth being removed. Dr. Kim did not report the hospitalization to the Board. The Texas State …

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Serving a Spouse with Divorce… on Facebook?

When you file for a divorce in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown and San Marcos, you must ensure your spouse receives proper notification of court paperwork. Delivering divorce papers to a spouse is called service of process and proof that your spouse has been served is necessary to move forward with the case.  An experienced family law attorney knows that sometimes it can be complicated to serve a spouse with divorce papers, especially if he or she does not …

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