Do I Need a Lawyer for a Paternity Case?

There are many situations in which a parent of a child may want to initiate a paternity suit. In a paternity case, a court will evaluate evidence, such as DNA evidence, to determine a child’s legal father. In Texas, any parent or presumed parent of the child can begin...

Factors that affect divorce cost in Texas

The cost of a divorce in Texas depends on a number of factors, including whether the divorce is contested and how large or complex the shared assets are. At Sandoval Family Law, we have been able to finalize divorce cases for less than $2,500. However, in scenarios...

Tips for Creating a Good Cohabitation Agreement

A cohabitation agreement is a legal agreement that an unmarried couple can make to help protect their individual assets as well as their rights as a couple. The number of married couples in the U.S. has declined while the share of unmarried couples has risen in recent...

5 Things to Know about Paying Alimony in Texas

If you are in the process of getting divorced, one question that might arise regards paying alimony. In Texas, alimony is known as “spousal maintenance” and it is allowed in several different situations. This spousal maintenance is a court ordered payment that one...

Can I Request More Child Support in Texas?

If you have sole or primary custody (called conservatorship in Texas) over your child or children, you have the right to child support payments from your co-parent. Child support is a periodic, ongoing payment that one parent makes to another following the end of a...

How to Hire a Lawyer for Your Child Custody Case

Millions of families across the United States are navigating child custody arrangements, either because the parents are unmarried or were previously married and went through a divorce.  The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that about 30 percent of children live primarily...

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...