Modifying a Standard Possession Order in Texas Parents in Texas who are no longer in a relationship with one another will want to see that, despite their differences, they are both able to provide their child with a supportive and stable environment in which to grow. Therefore, the parents will either work out a standard…

Property Division Not restricted to 50-50 Property division is not always 50-50 in divorce under Texas Family Law Contrary to what many people believe, Texas Family Law does not mandate a 50/50 division of property in a divorce. Under Texas Family Law, the Court is charged with a duty to divide marital property in a…

Children’s Rights in a Divorce Case Adults dealing with their own issues can overlook how divorce affects the children. Actions meant to protect themselves from (or retaliate against) their former partner could damage the child. That’s why there’s a Children’s Bill of Rights a parent can request in a divorce case. Children’s Bill of Rights…

VIRTUAL VISITATION CAN HELP SUPPLEMENT YOUR CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT When parents divorce or separate, it is the children who often suffer the most. Figuring out the best custody arrangement is not always easy, and sometimes life demands or the need to relocate make it difficult for one or both parents to get the time with their…

How does alimony work in Texas? The end of a marriage doesn’t necessarily stop all transactions or lines of communication between the ex-spouses. Divorced parents, for example, have to coordinate child custody matters and handle issues such as child support. Another post-divorce obligation is alimony. In Texas there are two kinds of alimony — contractual…

SINGLE PARENTS AND THEIR NEED FOR CHILD SUPPORT Over the past two decades, it has become more common for children to be born to single(or unmarried) parents. Children born to single parents are three times as likely to be in a lower economic bracket as those who are raised in a two-parent household. Unsurprisingly, children…

WHAT IF A PARENT INTERFERES WITH MY CUSTODIAL VISITATION If a Texas parent violates a custody agreement, this is known as custodial interference. Examples of custodial interference include keeping a child past the agreed-upon time or picking up the child at school when it’s the other parent’s turn. Most cases of custodial interference can be…

ESTABLISHING PATERNITY IN TEXAS COURTS When a child is born to an unmarried couple in Texas, he or she does not automatically have a legal father. Instead, the biological father and mother have to take steps to establish his status. Once this is done, a father has all the rights and responsibilities of paternity, and…

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