WHAT IS DIVORCE MEDIATION? What does a divorce mediator do? The divorce mediator is an impartial third party that will help the couple through the divorce process. The mediator will help them to make their own decisions about finances, property, and child arrangements. Participants enter mediation voluntarily and work out differences through negotiation and cooperation….

CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT When a couple gets divorced in Texas, one ex-spouse may be required to pay alimony and child support to the other. Both states and judges themselves differ on what factors they will consider when assigning the obligation amount, but income is always part of the calculation. A court may…

HOW DO I INCREASE MY CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT IN TEXAS? Child support payments that the Texas court ordered may be helpful, but you may be feeling that the money does not stretch far enough to cover the necessities. However, if your circumstances or your ex’s have changed since your original support order, you may be…

CAN I GET CHILD SUPPORT AFTER MY CHILD TURNS 18? If In Texas, generally, parents are only legally obligated to support a child until the age of 18 or until he or she stops going to high school. However, there are circumstances in which this is not always the case. According to Texas law, if…

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT IN TEXAS? ​A Texas child support court order usually states the following: Payment being due and payable on the first day of each month thereafter until the first month following the date of the earliest occurrence of one of the events specified below: ​1.​the child reaches…

Unmarried Texas Couple with Child – Steps to take to Establish the Parent Relationship Establishing Paternity A child does not have a legally recognized father if the parents are not married unless a few steps are first taken to establish paternity. Paternity in Texas can be established voluntarily and involuntarily: • Voluntarily: If both the…

WHAT CAN I DO IF I AM NOT RECEIVING MY CHILD SUPPORT? Delinquent Child Support and Visitation Child support and visitation rights are considered separate issues by the courts of Texas. It is a common misunderstanding that the two are related. Withholding visitation from your ex could potentially have negative consequences with the court.It may…

CHILD SUPPORT OVERVIEW Child support is usually granted to the “custodial” parent, or the parent who has legal custody of the child, and is paid by the “non-custodial parent,” or parent with whom the child does not primarily reside. • Parent ordered to pay support is not making payments according to schedule and/or amount ordered…

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