New Change to Child Support Effective 09/01/2021: Reduction in Support Requirements for Low-Income Earners

One of the new changes to the Texas Family Code in 2021 is that now there is a new “low-income child support guidelines” in Section 154.125. This new section onlyContinue reading “New Change to Child Support Effective 09/01/2021: Reduction in Support Requirements for Low-Income Earners”

What is Collaborative Family Law?

Collaborative Family Law is a process by which the decision making process in a divorce is taken away from the Court and put into the hands of a neutral third-party,Continue reading “What is Collaborative Family Law?”

Should my spouse and I use the same lawyer for our divorce?

Many spouses that are facing a divorce want to keep things as amicable as possible, and they often try to do this through using the same attorney. But having theContinue reading “Should my spouse and I use the same lawyer for our divorce?”

How do I get documents or other evidence from the other party?

Discovery is the formal process by which documents or other evidence can be obtained from the other party in a lawsuit. The most common forms of discovery are: Interrogatories –Continue reading “How do I get documents or other evidence from the other party?”

If I adopt the child, can the parents ever get the child back?

No, the previous parents cannot get a child back after an adoption is complete. Adoption is a legal process by which the parent-child relationship is permanently formed. Before a childContinue reading “If I adopt the child, can the parents ever get the child back?”

What does “best interest” of a child mean?

If you are going through a divorce or custody dispute in Texas, you will hear the term “best interest”. These two words have a lot of meaning. The Texas FamilyContinue reading “What does “best interest” of a child mean?”

Can my spouse get part of my inheritance in my divorce?

Texas is a community property state; however, property that is obtained as an inheritance is separate property. Upon divorce, a court can only divide the community property and the courtContinue reading “Can my spouse get part of my inheritance in my divorce?”

Will I have to pay child support, and how much?

In Texas, one parent typically is the “primary” caregiver, and the other parent is the secondary, or non-possessory parent. This is true even though both parents usually have the titleContinue reading “Will I have to pay child support, and how much?”