It seems many case involving children there has been the issue of equal (50/50) possession. The Texas Family Code does not address child support and equal possession. Child Support is only provided for in the Family Code if one parent has a standard, or “expanded”, possession Order and the other parent has the rest of…

MODIFYING A CHILD CUSTODY/SUPPORT ORDER Custody — or conservatorship — regarding a child in Texas can always by modified until the child turns 18. Once a court order has been entered regarding custody or conservatorship, a parent must prove that there has been a “material and substantial change of circumstances” regarding one of the parents or children…

SECURING CHILD SUPPORT WITH A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY Unfortunately, sometimes the parent obligated to pay child support might unexpectedly pass away before their child turns 18 and graduates high school. In most states, there are laws set up so that child support obligations do not terminate upon the death of the obligor. The court may…

HOW DO TEXAS DIVORCE COURTS DIVIDE MARITAL PROPERTY In order to ensure you are getting a fair divorce settlement, it is important to understand how Texas courts divide marital property. Community property In general, everything that you and your spouse purchased during the course of your marriage is marital property. You and your spouse will…

WHAT TYPES OF CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS CAN TEXAS COURTS ORDER When a Texas court issues a child support order, there are many different things that the order typically specifies. Some of the main ones include who will be required to pay child support and what the amount of the child support obligation will be. Another…

Sharing Halloween as Divorced Co-Parents Halloween might not be as important an occasion for parents compared to Thanksgiving or Christmas, but you might still find yourselves fighting over the date. Perhaps you cannot wait to see your kids dressed up in costume or you love carving pumpkins with them. If Halloween is a day both…

HOW TO CALCULATE CHILD SUPPORT IN TEXAS Learn how to calculate child support in Texas.  Our state uses a formula to determine the amount of child support the state “presumes” is in the child’s best interest.   In a nutshell, to calculate child support in Texas, you determine the average net monthly resources of the paying…

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have Joint Custody of My Child in Texas? Child support is still paid when parents have joint custody in Texas in most situations. The idea in the family code is to place the focus on parents’ rights, responsibilities, benefits, and burdens. Parents are there to “conserve and…

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