Can I Request More Child Support?

Child support is the ongoing payment made by one parent following the end of a marriage or relationship that helps provide for a child’s basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. Child support payments are made by the non-custodial parent (called the obligor),...

How to Hire a Lawyer for Your Divorce Case

Nearly one million Americans get divorced every year. Depending on the type of divorce, and whether or not it is contested, it may or may not be advisable to hire an attorney for divorce proceedings. According to a Lawyers.com survey, about 60 percent of those getting...

5 Things to Know About Paternity in Texas

In a legal context, “paternity” means the establishment of the identity of a child’s father. There are many situations in which paternity must be legally established—whether it is a child custody, child support, adoption, or inheritance case. Typically paternity is...

What to Do If You’re Served With Custody Papers

While many people think of child custody cases in the context of a divorce, it is possible for one parent to make a case to a judge regarding custody, visitation, child support, or medical support outside of a divorce case. In Texas, this is referred to as a Suit...