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October 2014
One of the things that is often the main issue in custody/visitation cases is how much time each parent will get to physically be with their child. However, being in the same physical place as their child is not the only way a parent can have meaningful contact with their child. There are all manner...
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While Texas courts have guidelines in place for determining child support amounts, there are several factors that are considered. In general, the custodial parent is entitled to receive child support payments from the non-custodial parent to help support the child or children they share. In addition to net income from work (the income after taxes,...
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In addition to custody and alimony decisions, courts also conduct an equitable division of property as a major component of final divorce orders. Not all property is subject to division, however. There are some categories of property that are considered the separate property of one spouse or the other. Marital property, or property acquired during...
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The bond between fathers and their children can be an incredibly strong and special one. This bond is something that fathers often deeply treasure and that can be remarkably important for a child. A fathers’ custody rights matter. When parents get divorced, one of the major things that can impact a father’s ability to maintain...
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In Texas, a standard possession order is the equivalent of a legal visitation schedule. Also known as an SPO, these orders dictate when a nonresidential parent has the legal right to spend time with the child. Parents have the opportunity to devise a visitation schedule without the court’s intervention. However, if the parties cannot agree,...
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Child custody matters can touch on some very fundamental and emotional issues for parents. Thus, child custody cases have the potential to get quite contentious. Situations sometimes end up arising in which both parents are hurling allegations at each other out of spite or in an attempt to better their position. Unfortunately, sometimes, a parent...
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Parents in Texas may benefit from learning more about the basics of child support orders as described by the state’s Office of the Attorney General. According to the OAG, many people are unaware that noncustodial parents can open child support cases by applying online or calling and requesting an application. Afterwards, the child support office...
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One option that divorced or separated parents have when it comes to the issues of child custody and visitation is to reach an agreement which sets the terms for these two issues. Such agreements are referred to as agreed parenting plans. Many divorced/separated couples find agreed parenting plans to be a good way to amicably...
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According to an Oct. 1 statement by the FBI, a missing 17-year-old girl from Texas was rescued from a location near Mexico City and brought back to the U.S. At 11:32 a.m. on Sept. 30, a joint task force moved in on the location where the girl was staying with her 44-year-old mother. The joint...
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There are many different methods states can turn to when it comes to trying to get individuals who owe unpaid child support to pay up. Some of these methods are rather well-known and are turned to fairly often, while others are used much more sparingly and are ones that many people may not know about....
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