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Whether you are going through a divorce or a separation with your partner in Texas and you have minor children from the relationship, you will need to understand how child custody works. In most child custody cases in Texas, it is better for the parents and all parties involved in the case to reach an agreement about how the parents will share custody of their children. Why is it better for the parents to reach an agreement themselves? There are numerous benefits to an agreed parenting plan under the Texas Family Code, and our firm can help you to…
With 60% of American adults having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the question now becomes, what about the children? While they may be at lower risk of contracting coronavirus, vaccine trials for children 12 and under are already underway. The decision to enroll a young child into a vaccine trial is one that requires careful consideration. But for ex-spouses sharing custody, who makes the final decision on whether or not their child is enrolled or vaccinated? What are the rights of parents who may disagree with one another? In a recent article for Texas Lawyer, ONDA…
Anyone who is planning to file for divorce in Dallas should learn more about asset division and how assets are divided in divorce in Texas. When it comes to the division of assets in a divorce, Texas is a “community property” state, which is distinct from an “equitable distribution” state. In most community property states, the court divides assets and debts from a marriage in a 50/50 split between the spouses, but the Texas Family Code requires courts to handle asset division in Texas a bit differently. Our Dallas asset division lawyers want to provide you with more information so…
Is divorce better for kids sometimes? When you are planning to get divorced and you share minor children with your spouse, you will likely hear all sorts of information about the effects of divorce on children. Too many couples in Texas decide to remain in unhappy marriages for the sake of their children, often without realizing that a contentious marriage can have harmful effects on the kids. Indeed, when it comes to children and divorce, there are certainly situations in which divorce is better for kids sometimes than remaining in a volatile marriage. Our Dallas divorce attorneys want to provide…
Prestigious 2021 list recognizes Partners for work in Family Law DALLAS – Research staff at D Magazine and lawyers across North Texas have named Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson name partners Keith Nelson and Jeff Anderson to the publication’s annual Best Lawyers in Dallas list. A founding member of the firm, Mr. Nelson has earned selection for his dedication and representation of families involved in Family Law disputes. Most recently, he was included in D CEO magazine’s Dallas 500 for his leadership in the North Texas business community. Mr. Nelson is a nationally recognized attorney often honored by peer-selected legal guides, including the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as well as the Texas Super Lawyers list of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas, an honor he shares with five…
We’re happy to announce that ONDA name partners Keith Nelson and Jeff Anderson have been selected to D Magazine’s annual Best Lawyers in Dallas list.   Keith is a founding member of the firm who has earned his selection for both his dedication and representation of those involved in Family Law disputes. Keith was also recently honored by D CEO magazine as part of the Dallas 500, which recognizes the most influential leaders in North Texas across a variety of industries. Keith is no stranger to national recognition and is often honored by peer-selected legal guides, including the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as well as the Texas Super Lawyers list of Top 100…
One of the top questions searched for on our website is “How to Protect Business Assets from Divorce In Texas?” For many business owners in Texas, owning your own company can give you the kind of independence you could not achieve in a different kind of work environment. Yet when divorce becomes a possibility, you may be concerned about whether your business assets will subject to distribution under Texas law, and how you might be able to protect business assets in your divorce. Our Dallas divorce lawyers can help. Understand the Distinction Between Separate Property and Community Property First,…
Property Division In Divorce Anyone who is considering divorce should understand how property division is decided in a divorce case in Texas. As the Texas Family Code makes clear, Texas is a community property state. Accordingly, in a Texas divorce, property owned by the spouses will need to be classified as community or separate property, and then the court will consider various factors in determining how community property is divided. Depending upon the circumstances of the divorce case, it may be possible for the spouses to reach an agreement through mediation in which they determine how property division will occur.…
If you are planning to file for divorce, or if you are in the early stages of separating from your spouse and making plans for divorce in Texas, you should learn more about the benefits of divorce mediation. Many people in Texas who decide to get divorced do not realize that the divorce process does not have to be an adversarial one involving litigation. Rather, with assistance from your Dallas divorce attorney, it may be possible to work out a divorce solution with your spouse that allows you both to play a bigger role in the outcome of the…
When you share child custody with your ex, learning that your ex has relocated with your child can be devastating. For many parents, news of the relocation is a shock, and it may be difficult to know precisely how to deal with an international child custody case concerning child relocation. While many parents share child custody and work to co-parent, other parents remain in contentious relationships after a divorce is finalized, and one of the parents might make a unilateral decision to move to another region of the world with the child. You are most likely wondering if you can…