Austin Family Law Blog

Check out some of our blogs from expert family law attorney, Raul Sandoval, Jr on child support and divorce. Mr. Sandoval aims to help you as much as possible with your legal needs in Williamson County, Hays County, Travis County and Austin, Texas.

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer in Texas

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer in Texas

While divorcing parties aren’t required to hire a lawyer in Texas, it is a wise idea for those undergoing a contested divorce or one involving children or large assets. An attorney can help you understand court documents, divide property, negotiate child custody and...

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How To Renegotiate Child Support in Texas

How To Renegotiate Child Support in Texas

Change is the only constant in life. You may get fired. You may get a raise. You may have more children, or get sick. Luckily, there are ways to accommodate those changes when it comes to child support. Here’s how to renegotiate the amount you or your co-parent pay...

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Texas Divorce By The Numbers

Texas Divorce By The Numbers

Divorce is a personal matter. But if you’re going through a separation in Texas, you certainly aren’t alone. Here’s a rundown of divorce trends in the United States, and how Texas compares. The divorce rate per 1000 married women in the United States is 16.9. In...

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What To Expect When Your Divorce Goes to Trial

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 you...

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Legal Options in a Domestic Violence Situation

Legal Options in a Domestic Violence Situation

Domestic Violence, also known as family violence, is relatively common in Texas. According to the Texas Council on Family Violence, about 1 in 3 Texans will become the victim of domestic violence at some point in their life. While many people associate domestic...

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What Child Support Covers in Texas

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...

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Navigating Child Custody in Texas

Navigating Child Custody in Texas

One of the hardest and most stressful parts of going through a divorce is working out a child custody arrangement. This agreement will impact your relationship with your children, and their future—here are some suggestions for how to navigate the process. How does...

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Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

You did your best, but in spite of your attempts to work things out, you and your spouse are getting divorced. It’s a scary time: are you going to need to go to court? Get lawyers? Spend a lot of money? Not necessarily. Sometimes, you can settle things out of court by...

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My Spouse Filed for Divorce. Now What?

My Spouse Filed for Divorce. Now What?

If your spouse filed for divorce, it's important to know what steps to take. It's also important to know what you should do before filing an answer to a divorce petition. Here is some important information on how divorce works in Austin, Texas! Sometimes you know it’s...

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Types of Child Custody in Texas

Types of Child Custody in Texas

If you and your co-parent do not live together, you will likely need to come to some sort of arrangement to determine where your child or children live and how much time they spend with each parent. In Texas, this issue falls under two legal categories:...

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