Texas family code

Alimony – Should Fault Be Considered?

There was a bit of a stir in the media this week when a Utah lawmaker proposed a bill that would give family court judges the authority to consider fault when deciding the issue of alimony in a divorce case. The news reports I have seen are unclear on whether this bill would modify the law to make it permissible for a judge to award alimony solely upon a finding of adultery by the payor spouse, or if it would simply allow the judge who has determined that a spouse is eligible to receive alimony to factor in the bad conduct in determining the amount and duration of the alimony award. Continue reading

Can I Get an Annulment?

A very common question that we get when someone consults with our office is whether they are entitled to an annulment. An annulment is basically a court order stating that the marriage was never valid. Essentially it is a do-over, as though the marriage never happened.

Typically, when clients ask about whether an annulment is possible the marriage is still very new. The client thinks that since Continue reading