WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES V. DISADVATAGES TO ‘FILING FIRST’ IN A TEXAS DIVORCE When it comes to divorce, it can be tempting to think of everything in terms of winning or losing. Even the process of filing for divorce turns into a competition. However, it is crucial to consider what – if anything – you…

WHAT IF YOUR SPOUSE WILL NOT AGREE ON A DIVORCE If you want to move on with your life but your spouse will not agree to a divorce, there are several actions you can take that may assist you. File a no-fault divorceAs a Texas resident, you can file for a no-fault divorce, which allows…

Custody in Texas may be joint or sole, and when the parents are joint managing conservators together, they share decision-making authority, although certain types of decisions may still be given exclusively to one or the other. For example, one parent might have the power to make decisions about the religious upbringing of a child and…

HOW CHILD SUPPORT IS CALCULATED IN TEXAS The amounts you pay for child support are determined by child support guidelines. To calculate your net income the court first has to calculate gross income on an annual basis. Then the court will divide the annual gross income with 12 (as in 12 months) to get the…

PARENTAL ALIENATION AND TEXAS COURTS Effects Of Parental Alienation On Children Children may start displaying delinquent behavior. Sometimes the child may get depressed, start failing in school or develop eating disorders. That is why in child custody cases, the judge’s order is always made in the best interests of the child. Parental Alienation Laws The…

WHAT SHOULD YOUR CHILD SUPPORT COVER AND NOT COVER On a very basic level, the guideline child support amount, is the minimum statutorily prescribed amount of child support based on the non-custodial parent’s income.The non-custodial parent usually pays an amount of child support based on how many children they have and applied to their net…

WHEN CAN YOU REMOVE A SPOUSE FROM THE HOME If you and your spouse decide to separate, living together can become a major problem. What happens if your spouse refuses to leave the family home. Can you legally have him or her removed? The answer is that you can evict your spouse, but only under…

COURT ORDERED CHILD SUPPORT AND MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT When a child support case is opened, the court will address how much child and medical support you will owe every month. The amount of child support you owe is set by Texas guidelines. If you can’t pay the full amount one month, it’s important to at…

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