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?
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What if My Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Visitation?
You are under court orders and your child decides they are NOT going to visit their other parent? What is the best way to handle this situation? Your Responsibility If you are under orders from the court to make the child available for visitation, you could be found in contempt of court if your ex decides to take this to a judge. Remember, court orders are in effect until they expire, or … [Read more...] about What if My Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Visitation?
Who Gets to Claim My Minor Child as a Tax Deduction?
About to file your income taxes? Review your court orders to see who gets to claim your child as a dependent. Where do I find this information? You can find this information in the Final Court Decree in your case. By the "final" decree, I mean the last order that the judge signed when your case was finished. The final decree may be called "Final Decree of Divorce". It can titled "Order in … [Read more...] about Who Gets to Claim My Minor Child as a Tax Deduction?
Covid-19 Consejo # 18: Visitas de niños durante Covid-19
Covid-19 ha trastornado nuestro mundo. Incluso las cosas que damos por concedidas deben pensarse cuidadosamente. Nuestra oficina ha recibido consultas de padres preocupados sobre cómo manejar las visitas de niños durante covid-19. 1. Comprenda que cualquier orden judicial que tenga ahora todavía está vigente. Esto incluye órdenes de custodia y visitas, incluso si son inconvenientes o incluso si … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Consejo # 18: Visitas de niños durante Covid-19
Living in an Abusive Situation- Making a Personal Safety Plan
If you (or someone that you know) is living in an explosive, abusive situation, a plan for personal safety is important. The Montgomery County Texas Sheriff Department has an excellent checklist that applies to various stages of the situation. First of all, it is important to know what to do if violence erupts. For instance, know how to get out of the way of anything that could be used as a … [Read more...] about Living in an Abusive Situation- Making a Personal Safety Plan
How Your Attorney’s Paralegal Can Help You
Your attorney's paralegal can help you in a variety of ways. Learning how to effectively work with the law firm's paralegal can help your case. The paralegal is not there to be a barrier between you and your attorney, s/he is there as an important part of a professional team to help get the job done right! What a paralegal can do to help you: Explain the day-to-day workings of the … [Read more...] about How Your Attorney’s Paralegal Can Help You
Ways to Handle Divorce are Still Evolving
The pre- 1970 divorce process in the United States was very different from the divorce process today. In the old days, "fault" divorce dictated that divorcing parties have grounds for divorce, which lead to to couples accusing each other publicly of moral turpitude and misconduct, sometimes with no basis in fact. Children also suffered greatly, and any possibility of a civil relationship … [Read more...] about Ways to Handle Divorce are Still Evolving
Thinking of a Separation? Here are some tips…
If you are thinking of separating from your spouse.. here are some things a Texas family law attorney wants you to know... There is no "legal separation" in Texas. Here in Texas, you can't file a family law case and ask to be granted a "legal separation". You can, however, file for divorce and ask for "Temporary Orders" which are court orders that are in effect from the time you … [Read more...] about Thinking of a Separation? Here are some tips…