Many clients in our Austin divorce cases want to know “who gets the house”. The home is often the largest single asset in a divorce, so it is important to know what factors are important in making this decision. Judges distinguish between who gets the house on a temporary basis, while the divorce is pending,…

Clarifying the Texas Summer Visitation Schedule Schools are now out and the three months of summer vacation have now started. While just about all parents are concerned with what their kids are going to do to fill the time they would ordinarily spend in the classroom, parents who are divorced will typically be concerned with…

HOW FAMILY COURTS VIEW “SPLIT CUSTODY” IN A DIVORCE CASE When you are involved in divorce proceedings where children are involved, it’s going to be a difficult time for the children, and any final outcome will be a big adjustment. This is especially true when you have multiple children together. Many tough decisions must be…

Child Support Enforcement in Texas A number of Texas parents are delinquent on their child support and the state has ways of enforcing payments. When parents decide to file for divorce, children involved in the separation are often forced to go through a financial and emotional transition. In order to minimize the dramatic financial changes…

Basic Outline for Completing an Uncontested Divorce 1. File an Original Petition for Divorce in the proper county. Generally speaking, the proper county is the county you or the other party (Respondent) have resided in for at least 90 days prior to filing for divorce, assuming you have been a resident of the State of…

How Domestic Violence May Affect Child Custody Determinations An allegation of domestic abuse has the potential to have the greatest impact on child custody and visitation rulings. In Texas, the family court must, by law, consider all domestic violence concerns before awarding child custody (now known as “managing conservatorship” in Texas). If you have been…

An Overview on Child Support Obligations in Texas One of the most hypersensitive issues affecting separated and divorced parents is financial support for children. Child support disputes are not uncommon. The mistake many parents make is taking an action, like stopping payments, without considering the consequences.For example, a custodial parent may feel visitations can be…

MODIFYING YOUR CHILD SUPPORT IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PAY When noncustodial parents cannot pay the child support payments that they have been ordered to make, they need to contact the court clerk and the Office of the Attorney General right away. The court does not reduce or reimburse payments if parents fall behind on…

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