Should You Date During a Divorce? Dating your way through a divorce can be tempting, especially if you’re coming to the end of an unhappy marriage and hoping to find something better on the other side. Before you jump back into the dating game, consider the following: • As far as the courts are concerned,…

How can I change a child support order? If you are having trouble keeping up with your child support payments you may be able to have the order changed. In order to do so, your first step should be to see if the other parent can reach an agreement with you over a modification to…

3 Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce is the way it will affect your children, particularly as it pertains to the custody and support orders that are ultimately established. If you’re currently dealing with a contested divorce and heated custody battle, protect your parental rights by avoiding…

Maximum Amount of Child Support a Parent can be Ordered to Pay in Texas When the person being ordered to pay child support’s monthly resources are less than $8,550 a month there are presumptive amounts of child support set out in the family code and the court has the discretion to look at multiple factors…

What is Joint Custody? In Texas, we don’t use the term “custody” to describe the time parents spend with their children. We use “possession and access” to describe what most people think of when they use the word custody. When people use the term joint custody they typically are speaking of a 50/50 possession and…

MEDIATION IN A TEXAS DIVORCE CASE IS “A MUST” Mediation is a more effective method of dispute resolution than divorce litigation. Resolving disputes in mediation takes some of the pressure off our court dockets. Getting the most value out of the mediation process should be your primary goal. REASONS WHY MEDIATION IS A MUST FOR…

Adjusting Custody During the School Year Summer is a beautiful time to enjoy bonding with your children. You and your former spouse may have each taken an opportunity to travel with your children at some point. However, if you’re in the process of getting divorced, you may need to look at your parenting plan and…

DIVIDING STUDENT DEBT AND OTHER DEBT IN A TEXAS DIVORCE When couples divorce, people typically focus on issues like asset division and child custody. However, the division and allocation of debts can have a significant effect on the size of the property settlement you receive.  You may think that just because you didn’t co-sign for…

PENALTIES FOR NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT IN TEXAS Paying child support is critical for several reasons. Not only can it be essential for raising a child, but the consequences of failing to do it can be very harsh. Texas parents can face severe penalties if they refuse or fail to pay child support. Failure to…

Dividing Property During A Divorce Community property In general, everything that you and your spouse purchased during the course of your marriage is marital property. You and your husband will have to divide anything that the court classifies as marital property. Texas divorce law incorporates the principles of community property. This means that, in theory,…

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