6 COMMON MYTHS WHEN IT COMES TO A TEXAS DIVORCE They Cheated, so I’ll Get More Money If your partner cheated on you, it won’t usually make any difference to your divorce settlement, at least as far as your finances or assets are concerned. While you can get an at-fault divorce in Texas if your…

WHAT DOES THE COURT MEAN BY ‘SOLE CUSTODY’ In Texas, “child custody” is legally referred to as “conservatorship.” Furthermore, there are 2 types of conservators: Managing Conservator Parents can either be sole or joint managing conservators of a child. The sole managing conservator is granted exclusive rights to decide for their child. Additionally, the parent…

HOW TO DIVIDE MARITAL (COMMUNITY) PROPERTY IN A TEXAS DIVORCE When you decide to end your marriage in divorce, the process can seem overwhelming—especially when trying to decide who gets what when it comes to the house, the furniture, the vacation property, the dog and more. Each state has specific laws about property division in…

HOW DOES A JUDGE TREAT ADULTERY /INFIDELITY IN A TEXAS DIVORCE As with most questions in family law, the answer is “it depends.” It is true that adultery may influence the division of the marital, but that is not always the case. A judge may consider several factors at divorce when dividing the marital property,…

TEXAS PARENTING AGREEMENTS AND CHILD CUSTODY AGREEMENTS What makes up a parenting agreement?A parenting plan is key when sharing custody of a child in that it incorporates key elements that are vital to the care of your child. In addition, most parenting plans also outline the process for decision making, communication and managing contentious situations…

REDUCING CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS DURING COVID-19. WHAT CAN I DO? With so many Texans out of work or experiencing a decrease in hours and pay in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19), many individuals my seek modification of their child support order. The Texas Family Code provides, if “the circumstances of [a] child or a person affected…

SUBSTANCE ABUSE CAN LEAD TO LOSS OF CUSTODY IN TEXAS Many children in Texas are affected by parents who abuse drugs or alcohol, or both. The concern is the impact substance abuse has on children. The Children’s Bureau says that a parent with substance use disorder may be ineffective or inconsistent at parenting due to:•…

PARENTS CANNOT DENY VISITATION DUE TO UNPAID CHILD SUPPORT TEXAS Family Code 154.011: SUPPORT NOT CONDITIONED ON POSSESSION OR ACCESS. A COURT MAY NOT RENDER AN ORDER THAT CONDITIONS THE PAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT ON WHETHER A MANAGING CONSERVATOR ALLOWS A POSSESSORY CONSERVATOR TO HAVE POSSESSION OF OR ACCESS TO A CHILD. A Custodial Parent…

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