Frequently Asked Questions – Child Support

Frequently Asked Questions – Child Support              How is it calculated? Child support is determined based on a percentage applied to the obligor’s monthly net resources. A person’s “resources” are more than just a paycheck. It can include, tips, bonuses, royalty incomes, rental incomes, and just about any income actually being received by a…

Child-Related Issues to Consider When Getting Divorced or Modifying your Parenting Plan

Below you will find a few checklists for issues to discuss with your co-parent or attorney when you are reviewing your divorce decree or parenting plan. Decision Making & Communication for the Children: Medical treatment & emergencies Psychological or psychiatric treatment Educational plans / progress Childcare plans Extracurricular activities Religious training Travel plans and passports…

Family Law

Can I be legally separated in Texas?

A married couple can separate without going to court or filing any particular paperwork. This does not, however, effectuate a legal divorce. A person remains married until a judge officially grants the divorce in court. A legal divorce also requires filing at least some preliminary paperwork with the court in order for the judge to…

If Angelina Jolie Had Filed In Texas

If Angelina Jolie Had Filed In Texas

Reports of Angeline Jolie’s divorce filings indicate that she is seeking to prevent Brad Pitt from having joint physical custody of their 6 children, citing alleged substance abuse and anger issues. Is this possible in Texas? Here, the law provides a presumption that parents sharing joint custody (or joint managing conservatorship, to be more specific)…

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Back To School Tips For Parents

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! School is back in the swing of things, and hopefully your kiddos are already gushing about their new teachers, friends, and activities. The start of the school year also brings a flurry of new information, responsibilities, and activities for kids and parents. For divorced or separated parents,…