If I live with someone, are we common law married?

I often get calls from parties wondering if the person they've been living with or had a child with are now their husband or wife by common-law marriage.  Generally, you need more than just living with someone or having a child together to create a common law marriage. What is a common-law marriage? In Texas, a common-law marriage is an informal marriage between a man and a woman who live together, agree to be ... Read More

Flat fee legal services

We understand that some legal matters don't have to be complicated and expensive. Alexandra Geczi PLLC | Family Law now offers flat fee legal services for certain types of family law matters, such as flat fee uncontested divorce, flat fee adult adoptions, flat fee name changes, and flat fee agreed modification of child support.  To learn more about our flat fee legal services, click here.   ... Read More

What is an adult adoption?

In Texas, a court may grant an adult adoption.  An adult adoption is where one adult adopts another adult.  There are a variety of reasons for an adult adoption, the main reason being that it would affect inheritance rights.  It is most often used by step-families with older children who want to be adopted by their step-parents or by same-sex couples to confer certain benefits.  One major difference between an adult ... Read More

Trivia: Who holds the record for Most Married Woman? Most Married Man?

According to the internet: A lady named Linda Wolfe holds the world record for the Most Married Woman.  She married 23 times (and divorced almost as many). Her last husband was Glynn Wolfe, who married her to become the world’s Most Married Man (29 times).  He died a year later.   ... Read More

Collin County Updates

You may or may not have heard that Collin County has added new district courts as of September 1, 2015.  Many cases that are currently in other courts will be transferred to the new courts.  Collin county will also be raising filing fees as of September 1, 2015.  If you are an attorney practicing in Collin county, or a client with a case in Collin county, then this information may be helpful to you. Below is an ... Read More

Congratulations, Alexandra!

Alexandra Geczi PLLC | Family Law congratulates Alexandra Geczi on her selection to the Super Lawyers 2016 Texas Rising Stars list! This honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Texas receive this distinction. "I am honored and humbled to receive this award, and I am eternally grateful to those who nominated me and thought I was deserving of the ... Read More

How Relocation Impacts Your Family

Considering a move to Texas?  You may want to think about how relocation can impact your family. As our society becomes more mobile, it becomes important to know how relocation can affect your family.  Relocation can cause divorce or impact  your parental rights with respect to child custody, visitation, and child support.  Moreover, estate planning may need to be adjusted to comply with the rules of your new home ... Read More

Judgment to Equalize Property Division

What if my spouse fails to pay the debt he or she was supposed to pay? Sometimes, when negotiating a property division, the only reasonable way to divide the debt is for one party to promise to pay debt and to pay the other party a sum of money.  In a Final Decree, this promise to pay is set out in a judgment to equalize the property division. So, if the party who is obligated to pay the debt fails to do so, then ... Read More

Debt & Divorce in Texas

How would you address your debts in a divorce? In today’s economy, debt is becoming a greater concern for couples, particularly for couples facing divorce.  Most commonly couples incur debt through the use of credit cards, student loans, car loans, and medical bills.  In a divorce, the question becomes, who will pay for it? Neither party wants to be burdened with debt during such an unpleasant point in their lives.  ... Read More