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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…
Texas Child Custody Law Regarding Relocation With A Child If you recently got divorced and share child custody of your children with your ex, or if you separated from a partner with whom you share minor children, you may not be able to simply move from your current home in Texas without asking the court for permission to do so. To be clear, if you want to relocate and you plan to take your child with you, Texas law does not simply permit you to move away with your child if you share custody with your ex. Whether you have…
Experienced Family Law attorney brings diverse expertise to the firm   DALLAS – Nationally recognized Family Law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson (ONDA) is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Meghan Burns.   Ms. Burns comes to the firm with extensive Family Law experience, focusing on divorce, child custody, and marital agreements. She often represents high-profile individuals involved in matters such as mediation, litigation and informal settlement agreements.  “Meghan is a talented attorney who is experienced in many areas of the law,” said Brad LaMorgese, the firm’s managing partner. “Her skills will certainly be an asset to our team, and we look forward to working…
Mr. Kappel named to exclusive 2021 listing for his expertise in Family Law  DALLAS – Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson (ONDA) associate John Kappel has been honored among D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40, a prestigious listing of the top young attorneys in North Texas.   D Magazine’s editorial team selected the 2021 group following nominations by peer lawyers and additional review by a blue-ribbon panel. Mr. Kappel joins a handful of attorneys honored for their work in family law out of close to 1,300 young attorneys in Texas.  “John is a dedicated attorney who is committed to finding solutions for our clients, who trust us with their most pressing legal challenges,” said ONDA Managing Partner Brad LaMorgese. “We are proud that his hard work is being recognized by others.”  Mr. Kappel’s expertise includes divorce, child custody…
Divorce in Texas If you are thinking about filing for divorce in Texas, it is important to consider the timing of your petition for dissolution of marriage. Not only will you need to ensure you are eligible for divorce, according to the Texas Family Code, but you will also need to make certain you have taken the necessary steps to protect yourself prior to separating from your spouse and having your spouse served with divorce papers. An experienced Texas divorce attorney can discuss the particular facts of your situation with you, and our firm can help you to…
Respected attorney will manage one of the state’s premier Family Law Boutiques   DALLAS – Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson is pleased to announce partner Brad LaMorgese as the new managing partner.   A partner with the firm since 2006, Mr. LaMorgese works in the Dallas office and will supervise the firm’s North Texas offices.   “Brad is a natural leader and it was an easy decision for the partnership to select him as the next generation of leadership for the firm,” said outgoing managing partner Keith Nelson. “His integrity and commitment to his clients are unmatched.”   Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas…
If you are considering divorce in Texas, you are likely concerned about whether you are eligible for a divorce and whether or not you will need to prove certain grounds for divorce in Texas. Under Texas law, there are seven different grounds for divorce in Texas, including a “no-fault” option. Proving grounds for divorce is a complicated process, and you should always seek advice from an experienced Dallas divorce attorney about your case. In the meantime, you should know that to be eligible for a divorce in Dallas or elsewhere in the state, the Texas Family Code says…