What Child Support Covers in Texas

Child support is court-ordered payment, typically due twice a month, that a non-custodial parent pays to support their child or children. In Texas, the court will determine the amount of child support due based on a formula. The parent with primary custody (or custody...

What Happens to Shared Property During a Divorce

Navigating a divorce can be a challenge—even when the divorce is amicable and both parties are in agreement about the terms. When couples divorce there are understandably many questions about the division of assets and property, such as “Who will get the house?” and...

Who Gets Child Custody in a Divorce in Texas

Parents who are going through a divorce often have one big question on their minds: who will get custody of the children?  In Texas, courts are required to make child custody decisions in the best interest of the child or children. That usually means keeping both...

What Happens When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce

Every divorce case is different. Some divorces come as a sudden shock to one of the spouses, while other divorces have been expected or planned for some time. Divorce is a complex legal process involving a detailed investigation and analysis of each spouse’s behavior...

What To Do If You Aren’t Receiving Child Support in Texas

Consistent child support payments are not only important for the parent receiving the payments, but they are also crucial for the health and wellbeing of the child. Child support payments help ensure a child’s basic needs are met, and missed payments can seriously...

5 Things You Should Know About Determining Parentage

Something that can lead to a lot of headache and heartache for parents of young children is the issue of parentage. When it is unclear who is the biological father of a child, or when parentage is called into question, genetic testing and other processes are often...

Can I Request Genetic Testing in Texas?

One issue that sometimes arises in family law cases—such as divorce or child custody—is the issue of parentage. In some instances, a mother or father may call parentage into question and want to confirm the biological father of a child. If this question has emerged in...

How Much Will my Divorce Cost?

A common question many people have when facing a divorce or custody case is “how much will it cost?”. The horror stories of contentious, expensive divorces can be intimidating, especially to those unfamiliar with the process. The short answer to the question of how...

Factors that Can Affect Child Support Payments

Child support is an ongoing, periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent following the end of a marriage or other relationship. These payments help financially provide for that parent’s child or children and ensure their basic needs are met. Typically, child...

How to Avoid an Expensive Divorce

How to Avoid an Expensive Divorce To say divorce can be stressful is an understatement. For many individuals, it is one of the most challenging experiences of their lives, and can be made even more so if the divorce process ends up costing a lot more money than...