A Brief Overview of Common Law Marriage and Divorce in Texas

Common law marriages have grown in popularity over the last few years. A common law marriage is an arrangement where you are considered married, but without a marriage certificate. It is referred to as an “informal marriage” in Texas. For this type of marriage to be recognized by the law, a few things have to take place. Here is a brief overview of common law marriage and divorce in Texas. Are Common Law Read More

Divorce and Retirement: How Retirement Accounts Are Handled During Divorce

Retirement accounts are one of the most frequently valued assets in a divorce. With so much potential money to be distributed, it makes sense that the laws would be very particular regarding division. Each state handles retirement account division their own way, so always make sure you’re reading information that is correct and pertinent for your state. Here’s more about how retirement accounts are handled during Read More

Charged with a Misdemeanor? 5 Reasons Why That’s a Big Deal

Many people who plead guilty to a misdemeanor in Texas brush off the incident as inconsequential. Misdemeanors are not punished as severely as felonies, and they tend to encompass behaviors that can be passed off as youthful indiscretion or simple irresponsibility, such as public intoxication, being a minor in possession of alcohol or tobacco, or simple assault. If you are arrested for a misdemeanor, you may be Read More

Welcome to our new site!

We are so happy to have you visit our website! Attorney Barina takes each case personally, and having experienced divorce himself, understands how challenging it can be and has great empathy for his clients. Facing criminal charges? Just one look at Bobby Barina's resume will give you the confidence you need to know you're in the right place.  While you're here, take a look at our blogs and videos, which will answer Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

Divorce is often portrayed in the media as a bitter fight between former spouses. (Otherwise, it wouldn’t make for good television!) While some divorces are like a personal vendetta from beginning to end, this is not the default situation. Many Texas couples choose to take a civil approach to their marriage dissolution and reach their own agreement on key issues such as conservatorship, access, child support, spousal Read More