The Texas Divorce Process – Part 2 of 3

Most divorces are not completely uncontested.  For those situations, there is a general order of procedures.  In some cases, parties will need temporary orders.  Temporary orders set the “ground rules” for the divorce.  They establish who will get to live in the house, who will pay the bills, what the visitation with the kids will be, who gets to drive the cars, etc., while the case is pending.  Temporary orders are ... Read More

The Texas Divorce Process – Part 1 of 3

To begin a divorce, one of the parties to the marriage must file a Petition for Divorce.  That person is called the Petitioner, and the person who will be responding to the petition is called the Respondent.  The Petitioner must give notice to the Respondent that a petition has been filed.  This can be accomplished by the Respondent either signing a Waiver of Service, or being served with the petition by a law ... Read More

What constitutes a Marriage in Texas?

What is a ceremonial marriage? A ceremonial marriage is different from a common-law marriage and is often referred to as a “formal” or “licensed” marriage.  For a valid ceremonial marriage, a couple must obtain a marriage license from the county clerk in any county in Texas and participate in a marriage ceremony conducted by a person authorized to do so. Can same sex couples marry? No.  A person cannot get a ... Read More

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Congratulations to Alexandra Geczi for being rated "Excellent" by Avvo.com.  This rating recognizes Alexandra as a leader in her field, and highlights key values that helped her get there: Honorable character Wide spread credibility Meeting high standards Exposure within the legal community Recommended by peers and clients To learn more about Alexandra Geczi, visit www.FamilyLawDFW.com, or look for her ... Read More

Other than prenups, what agreements are there?

Most people have heard of premarital agreements (a/k/a “prenups”), but did you know that there are other kinds of agreements that a couple can enter into in the State of Texas? Cohabitation agreements.  People who intend to live together but who do not intend to get married, or who cannot get married legally in Texas (such as same sex couples), can enter into cohabitation agreements.  A cohabitation agreement ... Read More