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The Texas Family Law Code: Part I

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Produced on August 21, 2018

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Join attorney Maria-Vittoria Carminati for an in-depth overview of Texas Family Law in this two-part series. In Part I, she will cover marriage license requirements, common law marriage, and grounds for divorce - including divorce requirements for both contested and uncontested proceedings. From there, the course will cover subsequent topics such as child custody proceedings (addressing child abuse issues, child support, and even grandparents’ rights!), division of property, and alimony.   

Additionally, the program will dive into concepts like temporary restraining orders and conservatorship under Texas law.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify marriage license requirements in Texas
  2. Break down the Texas common law marriage
  3. Appreciate the difference between contested and uncontested divorce proceedings
  4. Explore Texas child custody proceedings and division of property
  5. Address issues regarding temporary restraining orders and conservatorship

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit


Giugi Carminati

Carminati Law PLLC

Giugi Carminati is a litigator and intersectional feminist advocate. She represents women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community in their personal and professional lives. She practices in state and federal courts in Texas, New York, and Colorado. From commercial litigation to family law and civil protection orders, she brings firm but compassionate legal advocacy for her clients. She speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.


Angie M.

She did a great job!

Christopher B.

Well done

David B.

Very conversational presentation of basic family law principles. Well done.

Berta L.

Very informative

Shellie S.

A perfect introduction to the basics of Texas family law.

Dana B.

i particularly enjoyed this attorney. Her speaking style was more conversational and easy to absorb the information while at the same time very informative.

Thomas T.

Very informative - thank you!

Angela B.

This was a great primer! Thank you.

Mary E G.

interesting basic review

Tara N.

Good overview of basic family law issues.

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