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The Internet is bursting with information, and you’ll find plenty of how-to articles and videos on just about any topic—including divorce. Some people even turn to online divorce websites because they don’t want to pay thousands of dollars for a divorce attorney. What they don’t realize—and some of our clients have found out—is that going...
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If you’ve been blindsided by divorce papers, you’re not alone. Many people come to our Fort Worth family law firm in a state of shock because they had no inkling their spouse was thinking about divorce. While going through a divorce is never easy, there are steps you can take to protect your interests and...
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When it comes to child support, there are two sentiments our Fort Worth family law attorneys hear every day. A person receiving child support says the amount they receive is too low, or a person paying support thinks they’re paying too much. That being said, Chapter 154 of the Texas Family Code is pretty clear...
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At the Sisemore Law Firm in Fort Worth, we often hear clients say, “My Texas divorce and child custody case will be a simple one.” For some, this may be wishful thinking, after all, divorces typically cost less when they’re resolved quickly. Others may assume they can wrap up their divorce pronto because minimal assets...
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Marriage may not be for you, but perhaps you and your partner still want to have children. It’s a common occurrence these days among adults, as many are putting off nuptials until they get older, or just aren’t interested in participating in the institution of marriage in general. But say, for example, that things just...
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In Texas, child support is a fact of life for 1 in 4 children, according to stats from the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division (CSD). In 2016 alone, the CSD collected more than $4 billion in child support for 957,000 Texas families. That’s a lot! And because child support is such a far-reaching issue,...
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As part of your divorce, you and your ex were given a court-ordered arrangement, and a significant part of that decision was probably child support payments. Many parents are dependent on this money from their ex to help them provide for their child. So when the party who is responsible to make child support payments...
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If you have doubts regarding who is a child’s biological father, then getting a court order for establishing paternity can be critical. This is true whether you believe you are the father of a child or you are a child’s mother and want to legally identify the father. However, before you do this, there are...
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If the judge determined that you’d have reasonable visitation rights to see your child after a divorce, you may be concerned about exactly what this means. Who determines what is reasonable and how often will you get to see your child? What you should know is that the court is trying to restrict you as...
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According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2011, mothers in Texas and elsewhere are statistically less likely to pay child support when they are the noncustodial parent. Contrary to popular belief, 32.1 percent of noncustodial mothers do not pay any child support while only 25 percent of noncustodial fathers do not make the...
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