A divorce that involves a child who has special needs requires careful calculation of child support. The divorce decree and child support provisions should provide for future needs as much as possible. What Texas law says The Texas Family Code states that if a child has a disability then child support can be ordered for an indefinite period. That means that it can go on beyond age 18 if … [Read more...] about Child Support for a Child With Special Needs
Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español If you are unemployed or laid off and can't pay child support, you have options. What you should know Here is what you should know if you are unemployed and can't pay child support. Even with a worldwide pandemic and current unemployment, your court orders are still in effect. And will stay that way until they are completed, or … [Read more...] about Unemployed and Can’t Pay Child Support?
It is very important o keep a copy of your certified, stamped, final orders in a divorce, child support, or modification case. Make sure you have the exact copy of the orders as they were entered into the court and signed by the judge. You should have an original that you put away for safekeeping and you should also have a photocopy handy that you can look at anytime you need to. Follow what is … [Read more...] about Get and Keep a Copy of Your Final Orders in Divorce, Modification or Paternity
As we near graduation season, some might wonder how they can bear to be around the person they are divorcing or divorced from. Don't let legal squabbles spoil this important milestone for your child. Now is an important time to draw your graduating children a little closer. Things are coming to an end sooner than we might like. Taking the time to enjoy what time left you have with your child … [Read more...] about Divorce vs. Graduation: Don’t Let Legal Battles Interfere with Your Child’s Enjoyment of Graduation!
We get a lot of inquiries from potential clients wondering if they should sign a document. The most common documents in question are “Waivers of citation”, Final Divorce Decrees, Settlement offers, Paperwork in Attorney General Child Support Cases, leases, modifications of contracts and sales agreements. First of all, if you don’t totally and completely understand the document … [Read more...] about Should I Sign This?
If you are the parent who usually takes your child to the doctor, you are probably the one who most often pays the co-pays and deductibles. Even if your divorce or paternity decree states that you are entitled to reimbursement from the other parent, you may find it difficult to actually get that reimbursement. Here are the most important things to remember to help you recover the money … [Read more...] about Getting Medical Reimbursement for Your Child’s Medical Expenses
Some legal situations have a clear start, and a clear finish. For instance, a deal is proposed between two people, negotiations happen, a contract is drawn up, then revised, then signed. The deal proceeds and the event is concluded. Everyone goes on with their lives. A good example of this is a home purchase. Closing occurs, money exchanges hands, new deeds are filed. The new people move in. … [Read more...] about I no Longer Represent You….
A man who is paying child support for a child that he mistakenly thought was his own child may be able to seek termination of the parent-child relationship and the duty to pay child support. The case must meet certain requirements in order to proceed. First, a petition is filed in family court. A hearing is held and if the judge determines that certain criteria are met, genetic testing will be … [Read more...] about Terminating Child Support in the Case of Mistaken Paternity