And just what is a SAPCR, anyway? Divorce cases and SAPCR (pronounced "SAP- sir") cases are similar. A SAPCR is, and a divorce can be, about legal rights related to children. What does it stand for? SAPCR stands for "suit affecting the parent-child relationship". When is a case called "SAPCR? When there is not a divorce pending, but someone needs court direction about … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between a Divorce Case and a SAPCR Case?
Is it Time to Revise Your Child Support Orders?
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?
Do I Have to Pay Child Support if My Minor Child has a Baby?
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?
Child Support for a Child With Special Needs
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
Unemployed and Can’t Pay Child Support?
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 a … [Read more...] about Unemployed and Can’t Pay Child Support?
Get and Keep a Copy of Your Final Orders in Divorce, Modification or Paternity
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
Divorce vs. Graduation: Don’t Let Legal Battles Interfere with Your Child’s Enjoyment of Graduation!
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!
Should I Sign This?
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?