How Is Child Custody and Child Support Determined?

Posted by Marci Martinez & filed under blog.

Issues of child custody and visitation (referred to under Texas law as conservatorship and possession) and child support are often contentious, but they do not need to be. At Martinez Legal, we assist parents in establishing their own agreements. If that is not possible, we will go to court to fight for our client’s rights. CONSERVATORSHIP AND… Read more »

How Divorce After 50 is Different

Posted by Marci Martinez & filed under blog.

Divorce after 50, or Gray Divorce as it is often called, presents unique issues not generally found in divorces among younger people. There are likely no minor children, but the couple has accumulated more assets than younger people since they have been married longer. Two main issues that are challenging in a Gray Divorce are: How to… Read more »

Positive Habits to Help You Through Your Divorce

Posted by Lynette Boyd & filed under blog.

Going through a divorce is a highly stressful event no matter why you and your spouse have decided to separate. This is true even if you both agree that the divorce is in your best interest. This is particularly true if one of you wants the divorce and the other one does not. Learning Positive Habits Can… Read more »

Co-Parenting: Why is it important?

Posted by Lynette Boyd & filed under blog.

When people get divorced, often their first thought is that they will not have to deal with their ex-spouse anymore. But if a couple has kids, that is not true. The two parents will have years of dealing with each other since they are both still the parents of their children. The parents’ focus now… Read more »

Common Divorce Questions: How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced?

Posted by Lynette Boyd & filed under blog.

There is no easy answer to the question about how long it will take for the divorce to be final. According to Texas law, there is a minimum waiting period of 60 days after the suit was filed.  If you and your spouse agree on the resolution of every issue, and file your written settlement agreement with… Read more »