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
Child support is just that—money paid to the custodial parent by the non-custodial parent to ensure that a child receives support from both parents. In many cases, this money is paid and used as it was intended, and both parents can ensure the child’s wellbeing. For many custodial parents, … [Read more...] about Penalties For Non-Payment Of Child Support In Texas
It’s one of the most unpleasant and heart-wrenching causes of divorce: adultery. Some estimates show that upwards of 40% of married couples in the US have been impacted by infidelity for various reasons. Even many people who have committed adultery believe that it’s wrong. Most divorces are … [Read more...] about Effect of Adultery on Alimony in Texas
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?
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
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?
The term “family law” encompasses a range of legal matters. While most people believe it’s primarily - divorce, visitation, and child support, there’s more to it than that. Family law attorneys handle a wide range of issues and conflicts that occur within a family. They may also work in … [Read more...] about “Family Law” in Fort Worth, TX?
Because divorce can be an extremely difficult time for both parties, it’s easy to fall into the mindset of “just get it over with.” When you sign a quick agreement to hurry up and finish a divorce proceeding, you may end up losing a significant amount of assets that could greatly impact your life … [Read more...] about Divorce Property Division Pitfalls To Avoid In Fort Worth, TX
Depending on how your divorce plays out, you may be considering relocating to another city. It’s not uncommon, especially if you moved into the Dallas-Fort Worth area after your marriage or for a job. Whether you’re taking a new job in a new city or state, move back to your hometown, or you … [Read more...] about Things To Consider If You Plan To Relocate After A Divorce