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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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?
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
With the stay-at-home orders in place, there is an increase in domestic violence. This is true around the country. Specifically, in our own area, Houston Police Chief Acevedo stated on April 2nd that there is an increase in domestic assault, although some other types of crime in the area have decreased. Anyone can be the victim of domestic violence, no matter what their age or gender. In … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 10. Ask for Help if You are Experiencing Domestic Violence
Once the decision is made to divorce, one or both parties may be in a hurry to complete the process. However, there is a sixty day "cooling off" period in Texas. This means that generally a divorce case will need to be on file for at least 60 days before finalization. So, why not go to court on day 61? Well, it is possible when a case is uncontested. But, in reality, there is a lot to do … [Read more...] about When can you Finalize your Texas Divorce?
Involvement in a child's life is important for every parent and can become even more so when there is a divorce or custody dispute. As a legal case unfolds, a lot of details about the day-to-day life of the family are sure to emerge. A parent who must work, or travel often may feel discouraged and unable to "compete" with the parent who provides more clock hours of child care. However, it … [Read more...] about Involvement in Child’s Life is Important in More Ways than One!
In choosing a lawyer, as in many other aspects of life, it’s all about balance. The lawyer you choose may be working closely with you for a long time on issues that affect your emotional and financial life. You want a lawyer that has a good personality, and one that you enjoy working with or talking to, but one who can represent you aggressively when the situation calls for it. (You want … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Lawyer
We have gotten questions about retirement fund issues after divorce from some of our blog readers. Retirement fund issues can be difficult. The final divorce decree will state how the property and debts are to be divided. However, when it comes to retirement accounts, additional paperwork must be done in order to actually divide the accounts. This paperwork is in the form of another … [Read more...] about Problems with Splitting Retirement Accounts After Divorce?