Do Texas courts divide property 50/50?

They can and often do, but there is no requirement that they do so. In theory a court can divided the property 100% to one party and 0% to the other party. Rarely does a property division become more disproportionate than 60-40, unless there are extreme circumstances warranting it. Read More

Can I use electronic surveillance to catch my cheating spouse?

There is no all purpose answer to this question. Some surveillance equipment is legal and some is not. In most cases, a person can attach surveillance equipment to his or her property, but you must consult with counsel before embarking on such a course of action, to be certain you are not breaking the law. Read More

Can I get court-ordered alimony in Texas?

Texas law refers to alimony as “spousal maintenance.” A court can order spousal maintenance under certain specific circumstances. The couple must have been married more than ten years and the spouse requesting support must show that he or she lacks the ability to provide for his or her minimum reasonable needs. A spouse requesting maintenance must also show that he or she is either disabled, caring for a disabled Read More

March 31 – Today in Legal History

March 31, 1927 - Cesar Chavez Born Cesar Estrada Chavez is born near Yuma, Ariz. Chavez's family will eventually settle in San Jose, Calif., where local priest Father Donald McDonnell will introduce Chavez to the writings of St. Francis of Assisi and Mohandas Gandhi. In 1962, after working as a migrant farm worker, Chavez will establish the National Farm Workers Association, later the United Farm Workers, and win Read More