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Divorce Book


Are you going through a divorce? We know how overwhelming it can be. To help you navigate through divorce, here’s a comprehensive guide that will help you cope with the change that divorce brings. For reliable legal representation and assistance, contact our experienced Pearland divorce attorney and schedule a consultation.

Divorce Book



Going through a divorce is a very stressful and overwhelming experience. It will not just affect you but also your loved ones.

Navigating the divorce process in Texas can be intimidating, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Our team of experienced and compassionate Pearland family law and divorce attorneys is here to help. We will guide you through marital property division, child custody arrangements, visitation rights, alimony, and child support. If you’d like to know more about the divorce process and other family law matters, you can talk to our Texas divorce lawyers. We treat each case with compassion and care, and we will provide only the best solution for you and your family.

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Here are just a few topics we discuss in our divorce book!

What are my options for getting a divorce?

Every relationship is unique. Find out about the most common types of divorce in Texas and determine which option is right for you.

Who gets to decide for my children?

There are two types of custody in Texas: legal custody and physical custody. This book will help you learn how to take care of your children after divorce.

Can I modify a custody or visitation agreement?

Changes are inevitable. Find out how you can ask for enforcements or modifications in a child custody or visitation agreement through the help of a Texas child custody attorney.

Alimony and Child Support

Want to know how alimony and child support are calculated in Texas? Find out how the court awards alimony and how they calculate child support in this book.

Do’s and Don’ts

How soon can you date or marry? Can you post on social media while going through a divorce? Find out about these and more in this free divorce book by experienced Texas divorce lawyers.

Do I need a lawyer?

Going through a divorce isn’t easy. Find out how a Texas family law and a divorce attorney can help you protect yourself and your family. Our Pearland divorce lawyers can provide compassionate legal advice and help you develop the best solution for you and your children.

Scott M. Brown

Scott M. Brown

About the Author

Scott M. Brown

Trusted Attorney in Houston, Texas

Scott M. Brown attended law school at South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. He is a passionate and experienced trial attorney in Houston, Texas. Additionally, Scott is also certified as a family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This designation is only awarded to less than 1% of all attorneys in Texas. 

 Scott was also named as one of the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers, where only 5% of the lawyers in Texas are included in the list. In 2012-2014, he was also recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star. In 2015 and 2016, Scott was named as Houston Texas’ Top Lawyer in H-Town magazine, and he also possesses a 10.00 Avvo rating.

 Scott focuses on complex family law issues, including difficult divorce cases, family law modification, complex child support and child custody cases, high asset divorces, and enforcement actions. 

 Aside from handling countless bench trials and jury trials in criminal defense and family law cases, Scott is also a published author with contributions in the books Strategies for Family Law in Texas, 2013 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Handling Negotiations, Managing Client Expectations, and Navigating Recent Trends (Inside the Minds). He also leads a legal team dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for every client they represent. 

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Be it family law, divorce, criminal defense, or personal injury — our Texas family law attorneys are here to help. We are results-driven, and we work tirelessly for our clients.

Our Houston family law and divorce attorneys have been providing compassionate and personalized legal services in Texas. Scott M. Brown is a certified family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


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Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Family Law

Got questions about family law? Our Texas family law attorney answers some of the frequently asked questions about divorce and family law.

Do I have to prove fault to get a divorce in Texas?

Texas is a no-fault state; Thus, it is not necessary to prove fault to get divorced in Texas. Divorces in Texas can simply be granted on the grounds of insupportability, meaning that there is marital discord or conflict of personalities for which no reasonable expectation of reconciliation exists. However, fault grounds may also be pled. Adultery and cruel treatment are some examples of a fault ground for a Texas divorce.

If my divorce is not yet finalized, can I move my children to another state?

While judges typically will order a geographic restriction during a divorce, it may be allowable if a separation agreement, or temporary order, is in place. If the separation includes provisions that allow for moving the child’s residence, you may be free to do so without causing problems with your divorce case.

How much DNA evidence is required to prove paternity?

A man is reputably identified as the father of a child if the results of the testing disclose that he has at least a 99 percent probability of paternity. A man so identified may request further testing if he pays for it in advance.

Ninety-nine percent is well above the usual civil evidentiary standard of a preponderance of the evidence.

What if my spouse doesn’t want to get divorced or feels we will reconcile?

In Texas, all it takes is for one spouse to feel that there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation. If one spouse provides testimony that a reconciliation is not reasonably expected, a court has the power to grant the divorce.

If my spouse files for divorce, can I keep my home, car, and personal property?

In Texas, spouses are typically entitled to an “equitable” share of any community and marital assets like real estate, cars, and other property obtained during the marriage. Property that was owned prior to the couple’s marriage may be exempt from divorce proceedings in certain cases, but if the property is considered to be a “shared asset,” it may be included in the divorce settlement.

Does Texas recognize same-sex marriages from other states as valid?

Generally, matrimonial proceedings conducted in other states such as divorces, child support orders, adoptions, etc are recognized in Texas due to the full faith and credit clause in the United States Constitution. These orders can be registered in the district clerk’s office and enforce or modified just as any Texas order.