If you and your spouse are about to divorce, you may wonder if you should file first. Is there any advantage to filing first? Any disadvantages? First step: Where? If you and your spouse live in two different counties, the advantage to filing first is that you would get to choose the county. Be aware that there are rules that decide which county or counties are appropriate. That … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of “Filing First” in your Divorce Case
Raising children is expensive, and as kids get older they require more. If you receive child support, you may be struggling to keep up. Is it time to revise your child support orders? Where do I find my child support orders? Child support orders are court orders and can be included in a Final Decree of Divorce, a Paternity Decree, a modification of previous orders, or can be stand-alone … [Read more...] about Is it Time to Revise Your Child Support Orders?
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Yes, adult adoptions really are a thing! Let's talk about the reasons why someone would want to adopt an adult. In addition, there are a few situations when an adult adoption is not appropriate. Most Common Reasons to Adopt an Adult It is a step parent adoption. Commonly, a step parent adopts their adult stepchild. This is usually something that has been desired for a long time, … [Read more...] about Why Adopt an Adult?
Going through a divorce can be a scary time. At the very least, it is a major change. Whether you are financially savvy, or you are just beginning to understand your financial picture, there are many reasons to consult a financial advisor during, and after a divorce. Your attorney's role Your attorney's job is to give you legal advice, represent you, and help you understand the legal … [Read more...] about Divorce Blog: Should You Consult with a Financial Advisor?
If you think that it is a possibility that your child may be taken outside of the U.S. by a parent, guardian or family member without your permission, there are steps you can take to prevent this. Don't wait, act now. Be knowledgable Know that there is not an "exit interview" to leave the U.S. Many people mistakenly believe that it would be impossible for one parent to remove a child … [Read more...] about Preventing International Child Abduction
If you have no spouse or children, you may wonder what will happen to your property if you die without a will in Texas. Will the state just take your money? What Does it Mean to Die Without Heirs? "Dying without heirs" is usually said when someone dies with no close relatives. But, under Texas law, even more distant relatives can inherit, if necessary. People often believe that if they die … [Read more...] about Are You Heirless?
Here is the situation. Let's say that you are still paying child support to your ex for your minor child. However, you have just found out that your minor child is about to be a parent. Do you have to pay child support for your grandchild under Texas law? First, Let's Talk About What Stays the Same Just the fact that your minor child is about to become a parent herself or himself does not … [Read more...] about Do I Have to Pay Child Support if My Minor Child has a Baby?