Disputes over child custody (called “conservatorship” in Texas) can be the most frustrating and upsetting part of a couple’s divorce. The term “bitter custody battle” is a frequent description of the parents’ animosity during the proceedings. But the process of mediation in child custody disputes … [Read more...] about Mediation in Child Custody Disputes Can Help
According the the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 41.3% of Texas births are by unmarried women. Men who are boyfriends of or at least in some relationship with the mother, may wonder "am I legally the dad?" This is a question of paternity and paternity means legal fatherhood. With legal fatherhood … [Read more...] about Am I Legally The Dad? Paternity Rights
There may come a time to update a child custody plan. When and how usually can be facilitated by a custody attorney. The custody (called “conservatorship” in Texas) arrangement that were worked out after a divorce or a paternity case may not work for parents a few years later. If you are finding … [Read more...] about Time to Update a Child Custody Plan
Sometimes a teenager may want to live with the other parent, in spite of a current custody order. Such a change can seem disheartening and may make you feel rejected. But such a change may be the right thing to do for your teenage child. Before making a change, make sure you and your child and the … [Read more...] about What If My Teen Wants To Live With Other Parent?
Sometimes it may not be obvious about what child support covers - what that payment should be used for. Parents who end their relationship must also ensure that their children are still properly cared for as if they were still living together. Part of that is financially supporting their children … [Read more...] about What Does Child Support Cover?
People’s lives can change after custody plans become finalized. When parents consider relocation and child custody plans, their first thought is how the child's life will be affected. This is especially true of those in professions that may include relocation, such as nurses and other medical … [Read more...] about Relocation and Child Custody Plans
Parents can and should work together after a divorce. Parenting after a divorce does not have to be difficult. No matter what led you and your spouse to divorce, the one thing you’ll always be is a parent to your children. Texas family courts encourage parents to work together to co-parent their … [Read more...] about Parenting Together After A Divorce
When a couple divorces, one party may not have enough income to support themselves afterwards. Spousal support may be awarded to alleviate that need for support. This may necessitate that the higher-earning spouse to pay support payments to the lower-earning spouse for a period of time. This time … [Read more...] about What Is Spousal Support?
Whether the filing is a complete surprise, or you knew this was coming, you may be wondering about your next steps. Once you’ve been properly served with divorce papers, you’re on notice that your spouse wants to end the marriage. But you can’t wait until the shock wears off to react. In Texas, one … [Read more...] about What If My Spouse Filed For Divorce First?
After divorce, there are changes in family life such as selling the family home and setting up two households, remarriage, and new employment. These changes are ideally anticipated and are reflected in the divorce decree. When your minor children are involved, included will be the order … [Read more...] about Changes In Family Life After Divorce