Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español. Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. Even things that we take for granted have to be thought through carefully. Our office has had inquiries from concerned parents about how to handle child visitation during covid-19. Understand that whatever court orders you have now are still in effect. This includes custody and visitation … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #18: Child Visitation During Covid-19
Once your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will need to split up the property. Any real estate that you owned together is now going to be titled to just one of you. A deed will need to be drafted, signed by both of you, and filed with official real estate records in your Texas county. How does this get accomplished and what happens if there are problems? Decide or find out: who is … [Read more...] about After the Divorce: The Deed to Your House
Sometimes a divorce is finalized but the family home is not sold immediately. The reasons for this can vary; the couple wants the home to be maintained for the children, the home is not ready for sale, or the real estate market in the area is changing and the couple is waiting for the optimal time to sell. In these cases, the divorce decree should provide specific terms as to who gets what, … [Read more...] about Ex-Spouse Won’t Cooperate in House Sale
If you have children and are under court orders regarding visitation and holiday visitation make sure to check your decree in advance to avoid problems over the holidays. Look at the decree under holiday visitation and use a calendar to determine who gets visitation and when. Look and see what kind of notice you need to give your ex in case of changing plans. Your Texas decree … [Read more...] about Visitation Issues Can Arise During the Holidays
Proving a charge of contempt in a court of law requires specific proof and procedure. If you believe that your ex may be in contempt, consider the following: Contempt is a serious charge, therefore, you must have adequate proof. Bringing a contempt case to court requires an investment of time and money. There will be legal fees, expenses and court costs (if you believe that you may … [Read more...] about Is Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order?
Child support obligations are not to be taken lightly. A person who owes child support and does not pay it can have all types of trouble. Here is a summary of how the process works, and what can happen if the support goes unpaid and a suit for enforcement is filed, and is successful. The Process: Child Support is ordered to be paid by a court. The child support is not paid as … [Read more...] about What can Happen to a Person who has a Judgment against them for Unpaid Back Child Support?
If you have a final court order and your ex-spouse is ignoring the orders, you should consult a Texas family law attorney to discuss filing a Motion to Enforce. A Motion to Enforce the court's judgment is available to enforce a prior court order in a divorce case. The enforcement may be about the division of property, for example, turning over certain assets, money, real estate or property to … [Read more...] about Is your Ex Spouse Ignoring Court Orders? What to do
What is contempt? Contempt is an action that can be used by the court to enforce an order, or to punish disobedience. Contempt can be used by the court “on its own” (Judge says, “I am going to find you in contempt for your misbehavior in this courtroom”) or can be requested by a party who files a motion with the court (a parent files a suit against the other parent for non-payment of child … [Read more...] about Finding Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order Involving Children