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September 2014
Texas residents who are going through a divorce may know that spousal support may be granted on an individual basis. The parties to the divorce may reach decisions about spousal support, or if that is not possible, the court will decide. The court determination is based on specific factors. Spousal support is often intended to...
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It can be very hard for a parent to not have custody of their child following a divorce. It is understandable that no longer having a child who used to be an everyday part of their life living with them on a regular basis could leave a noncustodial parent feeling a little down. However, it...
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Anyone in a divorce can find themselves with quite a bit on their plate in regards to the divorce process. The process can be particularly loaded with important issues when the individuals getting divorced are parents with minor children. In addition to dealing with the dissolution of the marriage and the splitting of one financial...
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When a couple files for divorce in Texas, property can be split in one of two ways. The first method of dividing property calls for both parties to come to an agreement on their own. In most cases, a court will go along with such an agreement. Another option is to have a court decide...
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Families in Texas may benefit from learning more about how paternity suits relate to matters of child custody. Paternity suits can be described as lawsuits used to force someone to legally acknowledge their biological child. These lawsuits are typically filed when there is a dispute about paternity or if an alleged parent is being uncooperative...
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For grandparents, watching their grandchildren grow up is a wonderful experience. Sadly, not all grandparents can experience that because of tensions in the family or a variety of other reasons. Some grandparents have taken to seeking visitation rights to be able to spend time with their grandchildren. For grandparents in Texas, learning about these grandparents’...
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Even if someone in Texas has a court order that requires them to pay child support or share visitation with a child, they may not follow the order. In these cases, the person seeking to have the order followed may bring the issue before the court and have the individual not following the order held...
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Coming up with child custody and visitation schedules in Texas is something that requires careful thought. For some parents, special circumstances necessitate creative custody agreements that allow the parents to have an active role in the child’s life without putting the child’s well-being in jeopardy. While Texas laws do allow for some creativity when it...
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In Texas, child custody is referred to as conservatorship. A parent or guardian who has custody of a child is referred to as a conservator. The state typically assumes that the parents should be placed into a joint managing conservatorship. This means that both parents have rights to visit with, communicate with and make certain...
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There are varying opinions when it comes to getting a prenuptial agreement. While some Texas couples who are about to get married believe that it can be a prudent document to create before a wedding, others see it as a bad omen for the relationship. Ultimately, the decision to get a prenuptial agreement is a...
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