Angela Stout Receives Board Certification in Family Law

Angela A. Stout Receives Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization AUSTIN (1/21/2016) − Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Angela Stout received Board Certification in Family Law. Angela Stout currently practices in Houston,...
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Common Law Marriage in Texas

Texas is one of the few states in the nation that still recognizes common law marriage as a legal mechanism for tying the knot. Rather than procuring a wedding license and having an officiant licensed by the State of Texas preside over the ceremony, a couple may choose to be wed...
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Focus on Finances

Many American families live beyond their means and use credit as a way to supplement their income resulting in massive debt for their families.  Eventually this catches up with them and often results in the demise of their marriage.  If you or your spouse has difficulty managing...
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Children and Divorce: How to Help Them Cope

If you have been through a divorce or if you are currently going through a divorce, you know that it is a very emotional time for both partners. At times, you may experience anger, resentment, betrayal or emotional pain over the situation. However, it is important to remember...
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Alimony in Texas: The Basics

What is Alimony? Alimony (spousal maintenance)  is a legal obligation of one spouse to provide financial support to another spouse. If one spouse was the primary provider for the family before the divorce or separation, this spouse is typically required to provide support to the...
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Custody Modification: What Factors Does the Court Consider?

When it comes to child custody battles, and modifying a custody agreement, the court seeks to do that which is in the best interest of the child. However, the situation is different when a parent is petitioning for a modification in the custody agreement that was originally...
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Collaborative Family Law

When couples decide to separate or divorce, the thought of going to court to resolve personal differences can become stressful, and it can have an uncertain outcome that may not serve the needs of either party. Typically, couples will want to avoid resolving conflicts using the...
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Community Property

The process of divorce can be a difficult one for a multitude of reasons. In particular, the subject of real estate, property, and assets can become complicated, as the items that were acquired during the marriage must now be divided. Community property states, such as Texas,...
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Prenuptial Agreements: A Logical Need in Many Situations

The topic of prenuptial agreements can be somewhat awkward to discuss, especially for those in committed and loving relationships. These agreements are often mistakenly perceived by many, as reducing the institution of marriage to a business relationship bound by strict...
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