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50/50 Schedules and the Law

On March 13, 2017

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I am frequently asked about the law on a 50/50 or equal schedule. The Family Code does not discuss an equal schedule or 50/50 schedule. The law as it stands today is the Court should order a Standard Possession Order unless there is compelling evidence not to. There is an effort in the legislature each […]

Texas Legislative Session and the Family Code

On March 7, 2017

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The Texas legislature is taking up what should be a significant rewrite of the family code this issue. The main driver of this will be the now constitutionality of same sex marriage. For example is this bill, which shows the many ways this will affect the common law marriage statute, civil unions and the standard […]

Custody Orders for Pets?

On February 20, 2017

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Alaska is breaking new ground as the first state to authorize a court to render a custody order for pets. This is link to the statute: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/29/Bills/HB0147A.PDF An Alaskan Court may now in a divorce action make orders as to, “if an animal is owned, for the ownership or joint ownership of the animal, considering […]