Texas family courts have one goal in mind: the best interest of the children. Because children do best with relationships with both parents, the court encourages children to spend time with both. Visitation schedules, called possession schedules in Texas, are intended to ensure that children have as … [Read more...] about When A Child Refuses To Abide By Court Ordered Custody
Whether a divorce is amicable or difficult, it's important that both parents continue to support their children and continue their relationship with them. Unfortunately, not all parents are of this mindset. There are many cases where a divorced parent attempts to spend time with their child, … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Parental Alienation
While divorce no longer has the same stigma it once carried, it still can be devastating for everyone involved. Whether the divorce was a long time coming or a complete surprise, it’s still a painful transition. Even the so-called “amicable divorce” can leave emotional scars that take time to … [Read more...] about After Divorce, Healing Your Emotional Health
A prenuptial agreement, or “prenup,” is a documented discussion that decides many issues well before the wedding in case a marriage ends in divorce. Issues about distribution of property or support can be decided when emotions aren’t running high like when a couple is actually dealing with the … [Read more...] about How To Open A Conversation About A Prenuptial Agreement
During the divorce process, most people focus on everything that’s involved. Following the divorce, there are endless details that need to be handled, such as retitling assets, refinancing, selling or buying a home, name changes, and forms to update. At this point, estate planning after your divorce … [Read more...] about Estate Planning after Your Divorce
Many people believe being the first person to file for divorce is the one with the advantage. That may be the case in other states, but not in Texas. What matters the most is what’s at stake for each person, and what you want for your child or children. The judge will consider both sides and the … [Read more...] about Does Filing for Divorce First Affect the Outcome?
In most cases, Texas courts prefer to award joint conservatorship (commonly called “custody” in other states) to both parents when dissolving a marriage or partnership. The parents end their relationship, but the relationship with their children will be ongoing. That’s the goal of nearly every … [Read more...] about Why Joint Custody Works Best for Parents and Children
Divorce can be a difficult and painful process. Both sides think about what went wrong, and maybe how they could have done things differently. Maybe one party isn’t interested in “right” or “wrong,” but “winning” the fight. Unfortunately, many divorce cases have no true “winners.” Sometimes … [Read more...] about False Accusation Of Child Abuse While In Process Of Divorce
In Texas, the term “alimony” refers to the monetary support that one spouse receives from the other as the result of divorce proceedings. These payments may also be referred to by the court as “spousal maintenance.” In Texas, the alimony that a spouse may receive from their former spouse can depend … [Read more...] about When Can Alimony be Reduced in Texas?
After a divorce is final, life continues and people go in many directions. Your decree is signed by a judge to address your needs, your spouse’s needs, and the children’s needs at that time. Because everyone experiences change, your divorce decree from several years ago may not meet your needs … [Read more...] about Obtaining A Modification Of Your Texas Divorce Decree