What Happens If the Custodial Parent Refuses Visitation? 4 Things to Do Before Going to Court 1. Keep Detailed Records Whenever your ex denies you visitation, record or write down anything documenting your concerns. Keeping a record of every date and time your ex hindered your visitation could help your case in court. 2. Obtain…

OWING CHILD SUPPORT DOES NOT EQUAL DENIAL OF VISITATION You might be a stellar parent when it comes to paying child support. Perhaps you put that check in the mail every month a week before it’s due, just to ensure your children are taken care of. You might be thinking that you should have the…

HOW DOES LEGAL SEPARATION WORK IN TEXAS Many people have questions about what a legal separation is and if they may benefit from it before a divorce. However, the state of Texas does not recognize legal separations. Luckily, there are some options which may have similar results for those who are looking to protect themselves…

A divorce proceeding is a difficult time for all parties involved. It is scary to be “served” with a petition for divorce. Fear, anxiety, and confusion are just some of the emotions that go through one’s mind when reading and absorbing an official Court document stating that a spouse wishes to end the relationship. Here…

HOW DOES FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECT YOUR DIVORCE CASE Information found on popular social networking sites has given divorce lawyers new tools in their divorce toolkits. Facebook and other sites are changing the legal landscape in divorce and child custody cases. Two-thirds of U.S. lawyers say Facebook is the primary source of evidence used…

WHEN CAN I MODIFY MY CHILD’S CUSTODY ORDER IN TEXAS? Are you a Texas parents who divorced? Custody arrangements were likely among the first thing you worked out. You may have made arrangements on your own through an amicable divorce. You may have relied on the court to decide things for you.Arrangements that once benefited…

HOW DOES TEXAS DETERMINE CHILD SUPPORT? There are many gray areas that exist in the practice of family law, but child support is not generally considered one of those areas. The state of Texas has created guidelines for determining how much child support should be paid. The calculations include consideration of the following: The net income of…

WHAT DOES TEXAS CONSIDER A  ‘COMMON LAW’ MARRIAGE? If you’ve lived with your partner for quite some time and decide to separate, are you considered common law married in Texas? Must you go through the divorce process? As Texas is considered a community property state, many individual enter into a common law marriage as an…

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