Most people assume that a married woman has given birth to a child whose biological father is also her husband. Texas law concurs unless proven otherwise with a DNA test. But when the mother is not married to the child’s father, it becomes more complicated. Texas law states that a child born … [Read more...] about I Am On The Birth Certificate—Am I The Father?
Following a divorce, both parents have rights to their children, depending on visitation schedules and other court-ordered issues. But when a couple is unmarried and terminates their relationship, the child’s father must establish himself as the child’s father. Otherwise, he has no parental rights, … [Read more...] about What Rights Does An Unmarried Father Have In Texas?
The Lone Star State is one of nine that has so-called “community property” laws in place. Generally, it means that everything acquired during the period of a marriage is considered part of the marital estate and is to be divided equally. This is usually on a 50-50 scale, and there are exceptions but … [Read more...] about Texas Is A Community Property State. How Does It Affect My Family?
One of the most difficult parts of divorce in Texas is for a child or children being away from one of their parents. Children need both of their parents, but a breakup makes that more difficult. A solid parenting plan with fair and equitable visitation rights can sustain and foster good … [Read more...] about How Are Visitation Rights Determined In Fort Worth, TX?