Texas Family Law is a highly complex subject that touches just about every part of client's life: children, money, sex, privacy and love. There are 2 guiding principles: "best interest of the child" and "community property". The Best Interest of the Child standard guides decisions related to children. A Court is going to do what it sees as best for the kids, within some broad restraints. Secondly, Community Property is the system we inherited from Spain that controls how money is divided up during a divorce.
Here is a guide that we created with the basics of Family Law in Texas. We have written it for a total novice, so skip ahead a bit if you think you know the basics (you may not!).