One of the many fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the adoption process in Texas. It’s been a year since the world shut down in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. There is progress since Texas and several other states have re-opened to 100% capacity. There are still some areas … [Read more...] about The Pandemic and Adoption in Fort Worth
When a judge signs a custody order, child support to the custodial parent, or “managing conservator,” is frequently involved. Texas courts believe that children are better off when they receive emotional as well as financial support from both parents. Therefore, the non-custodial parent or … [Read more...] about How Are Texas Child Support Payments Enforced And What To Do If They’re Not
Adopting a child (or children) can be life-changing. The process can take a long time, and also become expensive, especially if you adopt through a private agency. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services offers adoption assistance for those who decide to adopt a child or children … [Read more...] about Texas State Adoption Assistance Program for Fort Worth Families
If you’re considering divorce, or have begun the process, you may be mired in fear, sadness, and even depression. This is especially true if you have family members who are unsympathetic, or even hostile to the decision—whether or not it was yours. You have a lot on your mind. Where am I going to … [Read more...] about Positive Effects Of A Fort Worth Divorce
If you’ve decided to pursue adoption to start or expand your family, you probably know that it’s a long, time-consuming process. There are a lot of details, including a home study by a social worker. The State of Texas wants to ensure that before they allow someone to take responsibility for raising … [Read more...] about Criminal Convictions and Adoptions in Fort Worth?
Texas laws for conservatorship (custody) after divorce are fairly straightforward. For unmarried parents, the laws are more complex, particularly for the father of the child. When two people transition out of a non-marital relationship that resulted in children, they don’t go through a … [Read more...] about Child Custody For Unmarried Parents in Fort Worth
We’ve written many times about divorce in Texas. But if you’re a member of one of the branches of military service, or married to someone who is, there are a few differences that have to be considered. Texas Residency Because military members experience frequent moves, pinning down a place to … [Read more...] about What’s Different About Military Divorces in Texas
When a couple decides to dissolve their relationship, one of the most important aspects is the disposition of children. There are questions about where the children will live, who will support them, and when the other parent will get to see them. Each divorce case involving children will end … [Read more...] about Creating a Parenting Plan after Divorce in Fort Worth
Retirement benefits of all kinds are treated as assets in a marital estate and are usually divided and distributed as any other asset—if it’s part of community property. Like any asset, the key is whether the retirement benefits were acquired prior to or during the marriage period, or if it’s … [Read more...] about Retirement Benefits In A Fort Worth Divorce?
It’s one thing if a couple is having problems that lead them to consider filing for divorce. Incarceration can lead to even more marital strife with divorce as the main option. Should your spouse become incarcerated for reasons that may or may not be related to the marriage, it is possible to … [Read more...] about Divorcing Someone in Prison in Fort Worth TX