Blog Posts in 2016

  • What Are A Father's Rights in Texas

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. || 22-Dec-2016

    Texas Family Code defines a child’s “parent” as the mother of a child, a man presumed to be the father, a man legally determined to be the father, a man with established paternity, or an adoptive father. In divorce proceedings, a father’s rights are often a point of contention when it becomes time to decide on visitation. Texas court prefers the child have ongoing contact ...
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  • Difference Between SPO, E-SPO, and Custom Visitation Orders

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. || 1-Dec-2016

    If you have children and are filing for divorce, custody and visitation are two issues you and your spouse will have to work through. Texas courts use the terms “possession” and “access” to refer to visitation and custody matters. “Possession” of your child refers to any time you can see your child in person, while “access” refers to the time you ...
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  • Understanding Texas Child Visitation Rights

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. || 4-Nov-2016

    Child visitation rights go to the non-custodial parent, and it outlines the amount of time the parent is given to spend with his or her child. Visitation is typically handled as part of a larger family law matter such as a divorce, paternity, or child custody case. In this post, our Katy divorce attorney will explain the difference between Standard Possession Orders (SPO) and Expanded Possession ...
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  • Living Wills & Power of Attorney After a Divorce

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. || 7-Oct-2016

    A divorce can be an arduous, emotionally draining process and it's normal for people to feel a tremendous amount of relief when the process is over. Despite this relief, however, there may be other legal considerations to address, particularly with any pre-existing estate plans. Many divorce clients fail to amend their estate plan after dissolving their marriage, leaving their ex-spouse with ...
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  • Calculating Child Support in Texas

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. || 29-Sep-2016

    One of the most common questions parents ask when facing a divorce is "how much will child support be?" This is a sensitive consideration that needs to ensure the well-being of all the involved children and, in Texas, there are specific calculations the court will use to determine appropriate payments. Below, we take a closer look at these formulas and the special considerations that ...
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  • Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Texas

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. || 16-Sep-2016

    As of June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This landmark decision was a major victory for members of the LGBT community who were now able to not only legally wed, but to take advantage of the many federal benefits that come with marriage. In this post, our Katy divorce attorney explains how this decision can impact a current or upcoming marriage ...
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  • Understanding Postmarital Agreements

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. || 29-Aug-2016

    Couples who did not sign a premarital agreement before getting married may complete a postmarital agreement to save time and litigation expenses in the case of divorce. These agreements typically outline how community property will be handled, which can involve wages, real property, and income earned from separate property that was accumulated individually before entering the marriage. Community ...
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  • Attorney Alex Hunt Selected for "Houston's Top Lawyers"

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. || 16-Aug-2016

    Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. is proud to announce that Attorney Alex Hunt has been selected for H-Texas Magazine's "Houston’s Top Lawyers 2016." This marks the first year that Attorney Hunt has been chosen for this local accolade. H-Texas Magazine is one of greater Houston's prominent culture and lifestyle publications. Every year, the magazine seeks to identify top-notch legal ...
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  • What to Include in Your Prenuptial Agreement

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C || 27-Jul-2016

    Before entering a marriage with a soon-to-be-spouse, you may wish to create a prenuptial agreement. In the event that your marriage comes to an end, an agreement can help ensure that your finances, investments, and valuable assets are protected. In this blog, our Katy family lawyer discusses what you should include in your prenuptial agreement. Premarital Assets and Debts The assets you’ve ...
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  • Annulment in Texas

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. || 13-May-2016

    When most people think of ending of marriage, they usually assume they will need a divorce. Most of the time, this is true. But in a few cases, a divorce may not be as appropriate as an annulment. Like a divorce, an annulment severs the legal union between two people, but there are very specific instances when it is called for. For an annulment to be appropriate, there must be a claim of some kind ...
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  • Importance of Getting a New Will After a Divorce

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm || 15-Mar-2016

    Estate planning is most likely the last thing on your mind when you’re facing the emotional stress of going through a divorce. After the divorce is finalized, however, it’s important that you update your will or else your assets may be distributed to your ex-spouse. In this blog, our Katy family law attorney discusses the steps you need to take in order to make sure your will reflects ...
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  • Why Do Houston Courts Like Geographic Restrictions?

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm || 1-Mar-2016

    Per the Texas Family Code, the non-custodial or non-primary parent has the right to frequent, continuing contact with their child. When the primary parent wishes to move out of the area or out of state, however, things can get messy. To prevent these legal issues, and ensure that the child has contact with both parents, Texas courts will almost always impose a geographic restriction in any custody ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Filing a SAPCR

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm || 17-Feb-2016

    A Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship, or SAPCR, is essentially a legal request for a visitation, child custody, child support, or any other order which will impact the interests of a child. Due to the high-stakes nature of these requests, it is crucial for parents to be adequately prepared before they start the SAPCR process. In this blog, our Katy child custody attorney takes a look at ...
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  • How Are Retirement Accounts Handled in a Divorce?

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm || 18-Jan-2016

    Property division, or the splitting of marital assets, tends to be one of the most complex and time-consuming aspects of a divorce. While most people understand that joint property such as cars, homes, and bank accounts are subject to division, many are unaware that retirement accounts and pensions may also be split. Secure the dedicated, skillful representation you need. Schedule an initial ...
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  • How Forensic Accounting Can Help You In Your Divorce

    Posted By Hunt Law Firm || 8-Jan-2016

    Any divorce can be a complicated process, but those involving complex financial portfolios tend to be especially difficult. Although it is absolutely critical to retain a Katy divorce attorney to guide you through the process and protect your interests, you may also benefit from a forensic accountant, who can help you understand the detailed impact a divorce will have on your financial future. ...
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