Charles Robertson Family Mediation Texas
Family Mediation Texas

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Charles Robertson Family Mediation

Family Law, 1975

Board Certified in Family Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization,

Charles Robertson earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University, is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, having practiced Family Law since 1969, and is a trained Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Lawyer. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas, and has been listed in the Best Lawyers of America and in “Super Lawyers”. Mr. Robertson has served on the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas and was a Member of the Examination Commission for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. He is a past chair of the Family Law Section and the Judiciary Committee of the Dallas Bar Association. He was also a founding member of the Legal Assistant Advisory Commission of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Robertson has spoken on topics related to Family Law at the local, state, and national levels. In addition to the substantive Family Law topics, he also speaks on marketing, client relations and the automation of the law office. He has taught graduate level courses at the University of Dallas and at Southern Methodist University.

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1975

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1969

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member, Best Lawyers of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

Examination Commission, Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, Member
Dallas Association, Family Law Section, Past Chair, Judiciary Committee
Legal Assistant Advisory Commission, Founding Member
American Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Texas, Member

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does a court split up property in a divorce?

Indiana is an “equitable distribution” state, meaning that when a couple divorces, there must be an equitable, or fair, division of property and debts. Indiana law presumes that an equal split of property is fair, so most cases will result in a 50/50 split of the overall value of the marital property. Marital property is property owned by either spouse after the marriage was entered into with some exceptions. The court can allow for a different division of property if a spouse seeking a greater share provides relevant evidence that shows an equal division of property would not be just and reasonable. When dividing the property, the court can consider the following circumstances:
  • The contribution of each spouse to obtaining the property, including contributions as a homemaker
  • The extent to whether the property was acquired by a spouse before the marriage or through inheritance or a gift
  • The spouses’ current economic circumstances
  • The spouses’ conduct during the marriage as related to the waste of marital property
  • The earning capacity of each spouse

What is the difference between legal separation and divorce?

Indiana allows a married couple to acquire a legal separation. It can establish that the marriage has been irretrievably broken. During a divorce, a judge can make temporary orders related to child support, child custody, and spousal support. However, during this time the couple is still legally married. They are not free to marry anyone else. Legal separation is often chosen by people who would like to try a trial separation while putting firm orders in place, who are part of religions that forbid divorce or who may want to retain other benefits like health insurance or Social Security entitlement but who do not want to live with their spouse. Once a divorce decree is entered, the spouses’ relationship is legally terminated.

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