How Custody Agreements Affect the Holidays

With holidays coming up, it’s natural for divorced parents with split custody to wonder about how to handle them—and whether they can bring the kids along. Texas child custody laws can be confusing: Here’s what you need to know about how to handle holiday travel after...

How Custody Agreements Affect Travel

If you share custody of your child or children with a co-parent, you may be wondering how traveling will affect your parenting agreement and whether you will be able to travel outside the state with your children. Here is a general overview of Texas law as it relates...

What To Expect When Your Divorce Goes to Trial

Most divorces are settled between the former spouses. But sometimes, irreconcilable differences come up around complicated matters of property or custody. If your spouse is acting in bad faith and your case just won’t settle, despite all your best efforts, then...

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?  As per the child custody laws in Texas, courts are required to make child custody decisions in the best interest of the child or children. That...

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...