What is Divorce Mediation and Do I Need It?

In movies and television, divorce is often depicted as an expensive and emotionally draining court battle where both parties try to take each other for everything they have. While divorce is often a challenging experience, the divorce process can also be relatively...

What Happens if the Other Parent Isn’t Paying Child Support?

If you are not in a relationship with the parent of your child and you have sole or primary custody, then you are entitled to child support payments from your co-parent. Child support is court-ordered payment, typically due twice a month, that a non-custodial parent...

How Residency Restriction Affects Child Custody in Texas

Following the divorce or separation of a couple with children, a primary concern is typically where the children will live and how often each parent will get to see them. To prevent one parent from moving out of town or out of state with the child or children, many...

How to Keep Divorce Costs Low

In movies and television, divorce is often portrayed as a contentious and prolonged court battle that racks up extravagant legal fees. While some complex divorce cases can last for months or even years, many can be settled relatively quickly and without enormous...

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...

How to Prepare for a Child Custody Hearing in Texas

Few things are more stressful than battling over your right to spend time with your own children. With all the emotions and the high stakes involved, it’s no wonder that negotiations for child custody (called conservatorship in Texas) can so frequently turn ugly. If...

5 Financial Tips For Preparing For A Divorce

If there’s one thing everybody knows about divorces, it’s that they can cost a lot of money—between legal fees, court fees, and the apportionment of assets, the process of separating from a partner entails real financial changes in your life. Here are some financial...