Guidelines for having remote hearings/trials during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Current visitation orders issued by the trial courts remain in place. In other words, don't use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to withhold the child from the other parent.
Press Release from the Denton County District Clerk suspending all walk-in services and jury trials through May 8, 2020.
Denton County District Courts have ordered that all non-essential court matters shall be rescheduled to a date after May 1, 2020. The Courts will hear emergency or urgent matters and have defined them in the Temporary Guidelines.
In-Person Parent-Child visitation in CPS cases has been temporarily suspended through May 1, 2020.
Denton County has issued a STAY AT HOME order effective March 24, 2020 through March 31, 2020.
The Supreme Court of Texas has suspended evictions until after April 19, 2020. The exceptions to this rule are: the tenants pose a physical threat to those around them or are engaging in a criminal activity.
The Supreme Court has prohibited courts from having any non-essential proceedings in person regardless of group size.
On March 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of Texas issued it's Second Emergency Order regarding Access and Possession of children. This order confirms that the present possession order regarding children remains the same even if the children's school Spring Break school schedule has changed as a result of COVID-19.
Press release from the Denton County District Clerk
Supreme Court of Texas First Emergency Order gives the Courts of Texas discretion to extend the statute of limitations in civil cases.
COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE DISTRICT COURTS: DENTON COUNTY, COLLIN COUNTY, AND U.S. DISTRICT COURT
Differences between an Attorney Ad Litem, a Guardian Ad Litem, and an Amicus Attorney, how, when, and why they are appointed.
Definition of Family Violence, Child Abuse and/or Neglect, and the consequences of failing to make a report or making a false report
Texas provides seven grounds to annul a marriage.
Definition: When a marital estate (whether its a community property or a separate property) contributes benefits to another marital estate and the contributing estate wants to be reimbursed for those contributions. What can be reimbursed? Here are some examples: (1) When one spouse uses his...
Generally, when a court values community property, it looks at all of the parties (both husbands and wifes) assets and liabilities. We call this the community pot. The value of a property in a community pot is determined on the date of divorce. To measure the value of a property, we have ...
Characterization is defined as a process to determine whether a property belonging to a party in a divorce is that partys separate property, community property, or mixed separate and community property. During the marriage, the character of a property determines each spouses ownership interest...
In Texas, a common law marriage is present if 2 adult individuals, who are not related to each other, agree to be married, live together as spouses, and hold themselves out to others as spouses. They have not procured a marriage license or participated in a ceremony. The best presumption of a c...
Marital property is all property that the spouses brought into or acquired during the marriage. Marital property consists of separate property, community property, and mixed property. Lawyers also refer to this term as the marital estate. Generally, separate property is property that has been ...