Holidays are a time for families. They are fun, but they can be stressful, too. Don't let visitation disputes spoil the holidays for you and your kids. Here are some tips to help keep things running smoothly. Make sure that you know what is in your court orders. Make sure that everyone is on the same page. Discuss things with your ex to be certain that you both know what is going … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Visitation Disputes Spoil Your Kids’ Holidays
Your ex shows up to pick up your child for visitation and is obviously impaired by drugs or alcohol. You are convinced of the danger of sending your child in a vehicle with someone who can barely remain on two feet. But you think about the court orders in place. Now you feel that you are between a rock and a hard place. Let them go = risk to safety. Keep them home = risk that you are … [Read more...] about Just say…No, right?
If you are a divorced or divorcing parent who is under the authority of a court and wish to relocate with your child, you may find that you are facing more than you bargained for. Prior to accepting that new job in another state (or before considering a move outside your child's school district), you should: Read your divorce decree or other court orders about visitation and custody to see … [Read more...] about Parent Seeking Relocation to Another State With Child
The Texas Family Code states specific guidelines for determining child support to be paid. These basic guidelines are as follows: 20% of the obligor's (payor's) net resources for one child 25% for 2 children, 30% for 3 children, 35% for 4 children, 40% for 5 children, Not less than 40% for 6 or more children. These are the standard guidelines. However, there are times when … [Read more...] about Child Support Outside the Guidelines