WHAT IS A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO) IN TEXAS A temporary restraining order, commonly known as a “TRO” is used in family law to place injunctions without a full hearing on one or both parties. These injunctions prohibit specific actions that could endanger or prove damaging to the property in a divorce or the children…

STANDARD HOLIDAY VISITATION SCHEDULE IN TEXAS EXPLAINED Many families have specific situations that occur during this special time, this visitation time is the most modified area in the Standard Possession Order. The Holiday schedule will always override the Thursday or Weekend schedules.Here is a reminder of the current Texas Family Law Code’s Standard Possession Order…

BOTH PARTIES CAN AGREE TO A MEDIATION IN A TEXAS DIVORCE In most cases, divorce mediation can work, but both partners must be on the same page to some degree. If most or all of the following are true for you, mediation might be right for you: You both agree that a divorce is best: Just…

ENFORCING CHILD SUPPORT IN TEXAS   In Texas, parents are required to support their children financially until the child reaches the age of 18 or stops attending high school. If the child is disabled, this obligation will extend into adulthood. Texas law provides a variety of solutions for when a parent refuses to comply with…

HOW DOES TEXAS DETERMINE CHILD SUPPORT?  PART 2 Child Support Laws in Texas The child support laws in Texas are not contingent upon which parent has custody of the children. In fact, the Texas Family Code mostly bases its decision on two things: the number of children who need supportthe amount of monthly income A…

HOW DOES TEXAS DETERMINE CHILD SUPPORT?  PART 1 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…

UNCONTESTED V. CONTESTED DIVORCE: WHAT IS THE REAL DIFFERENCE? When you file for divorce, one of the first decisions you need to make is whether you should pursue a contested or uncontested divorce. Each option has its own benefits, and choosing the right one can help you achieve an optimal outcome in your divorce case….

CAN TEXAS CHILD VISITATION BE DENIED BECAUSE CHILD SUPPORT IS UNPAID? 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…

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