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Silhouette Man behind bars
Does a felony affect child custody? The short answer is: Yes, of course it can, but not always. A number of factors come into play when a party involved in a custody case has been convicted of or charged with a felony. Some of the factors judges will consider include when the felony occurred, what type of crime was committed, whether or not the party...
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Dad and daughter having playtime
It isn’t unusual for parents who pay or receive child support to think they have valid reasons to modify child support. After all, life circumstances change all the time. Parents change jobs, lose jobs, get raises, take pay cuts, pay higher health insurance rates and lose employer medical coverage. Situations also arise where a child’s needs change and recalculating child support may be in order....
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Hands holding money
In Texas, an inheritance is considered separate property and not subject to division during divorce. Sounds simple, right? However, if you’re concerned about how to protect your inheritance from your spouse, it’s best not to assume anything is simple. In fact, you should take steps to ensure your separate property (i.e., inheritance) is recognized as such and protected, to keep what is rightfully yours. Here’s...
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While many children bounce back quickly after their parents’ divorce, the long-term effects of divorce on child mental health and wellbeing are real. Numerous studies have shown that children of divorce are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, promiscuity and suicide compared to children in stable, two-parent, nuclear families. Fortunately, children growing up with divorced parents can and do flourish when parents take...
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Wondering what your options are when it comes to contested vs uncontested divorce? While most people would prefer to have an uncontested divorce, where the two parties agree about all terms pertaining to the divorce, property division and child custody, even the most amicable of divorces can end up contested. So, who typically qualifies for an uncontested divorce and what are the reasons to contest...
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Divorced couple alimony exchange
If you’re like many people headed for divorce, you may be wondering how to avoid paying spousal support or how to avoid alimony once your divorce is finalized. Depending on your situation, there may be steps you can take to completely avoid or minimize the financial support you pay to your ex but it’s important to understand how alimony and spousal support work in Texas...
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Silhouette Man behind bars
How does a felony affect child custody in Texas?
September 21, 2022
Dad and daughter having playtime
Top five reasons to modify child support in Texas
September 9, 2022
Hands holding money
How to protect your inheritance from your spouse during divorce
September 2, 2022

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