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…

BASIC CHILD CUSTODY RIGHTS IN TEXAS The intricacies of child custody agreements are different for every couple, but there are some basic rights established by the Texas state family code that are automatically granted to parents. Although these rights may be revoked by the courts through punitive court decisions, they are otherwise protected by law….

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILD COMPLAINS ABOUT VISITING THE OTHER PARENTIf your kids are putting up a fuss about their visitation schedule, remember that there are things that you can do to help them. Children’s Best Interests:You and your ex want what’s best for your children, and that includes having them spend a significant…

HOW DO COURTS DIVIDE MARITAL PROPERTY IN A TEXAS DIVORCE? MARITAL PROPERTY vs SEPARATE PROPERTY The court must also determine which property is marital property and which is separate property. –Separate property is property that was owned individually by one of the parties prior to the marriage, or acquired after the marriage by a gift,…

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A CHILD SUPPORT HEARINGAs you prepare for your child support hearing, here’s a list of things NOT to do: 1. Do not ignore your summons. It seems easier to just let it go, but it is imperative that you act to protect your interests. Aside from your court date, there could…

HOW SPLIT CUSTODY CAN BE A BENEFIT IN TEXAS DIVORCES Kids, even when they’re siblings, have unique needs and distinct personalities. Sometimes, this can pose challenges during divorce. For some parents, split custody can be a practical option. Split custody can allow parents to provide attentive support When parents divorce, they must keep their children’s…

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