To Grandma’s House We Go? A Look at Grandparent’s Visitation Rights in Texas

The relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is very special. However, sometimes certain family situations or disputes with your grandchild’s parents can make it difficult for you to visit with your grandchild. Luckily, as a grandparent in Texas, you have rights. If you believe it would be in the child’s best interest to be able to see you, you can file a suit requesting visitation, or even custody. In Read More

Facing Divorce? Here’s What to Expect in Texas

It is normal to experience a certain level of discomfort if you are facing divorce. The fear of the unknown, like most cases, has a tendency to stir anxiety in many people. The good news is that the general divorce procedure in Texas is the same, whether you have been married for 3 months or 30 years. To help you understand what to expect, here is a brief overview of the divorce process in Texas.  Residency Read More

4 Situations Where You Might Need to Modify Your Divorce Agreement

During divorce settlement negotiations, the goal is to come to an agreement that meets everyone’s needs for the foreseeable future. Although family courts don’t allow random or frivolous changes to divorce agreements, they also understand that life changes, and so do the needs and resources of everyone involved: you, your former spouse, and your children. Below is an overview of four key situations where you may Read More

DWI? What Now?

A DWI is a serious charge in Texas, and it can have significant ramifications across many facets of your life. For example, if you are convicted of the charges against you, you may lose your job and have trouble getting a new job. This could result in the loss of your home and a dramatic change in your lifestyle and future possibilities. You may also lose your driver’s license, which could affect your independence, Read More

4 Unique Differences in a Military Divorce

If you or your spouse is a service member, you will encounter certain differences in the event of a divorce. Unlike civil divorces, military divorces are affected by unique factors that must be put into consideration during the separation. Here are four ways in which a military divorce differs from a civilian divorce.  1. Filing for divorce  Once you and your spouse have decided to go your separate Read More

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