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February 2015 Archives

Texas lawyers further the rights of fathers

With more and more Texas residents having children out of wedlock, paternity issues have become a major cause of concern in the courts. In some cases where the minor child is born to parents who are sure of the paternity of the child, the unwed father may voluntarily acknowledge paternity. Cases like this are easy to deal with. However, disputes regarding paternity may complicate the situation.

Texas Military parents, child custody and child support

Many Texas residents serve in the military. In most cases, military law does not follow a separate set of rules regarding family law for its military men and women. There might, however, be certain exceptions and special measures that the military men and women can take to ensure that their legal standing is not compromised in cases relating to child support due to their deployment.

How can UCAPA prevent abduction in child custody disputes?

Spouses, including those in Texas, sometimes forget about the best interests of the child in a divorce. They are often caught in a harsh war of words and forget that their fights can have an indelible psychological impact on the children. Child custody often turns out to be a concern among warring couples. Sometimes, to take revenge on the other partner, a spouse abducts the child. In fact, cases of child abduction across international borders are on the rise.

Services by Texas Attorney General's child support division

Divorce affects children the most. As parents squabble in court battles, children can feel insecure. What many spouses do not realize is that even though they might have fallen out of love, their children still want them to be together. It is precisely for this reason that courts give child custody to one parent and order the other to pay child support. It is mandatory to pay child support and a parent who refuses to pay faces severe penalties.

Help with divorce decree modification in Dallas

Divorce may have a ring of finality to it. Yet there may be times when a divorce decree may need to be modified. And this happens everywhere, including in Texas. A spouse may remarry or a parent may start earning more; and all this will necessitate divorce modification. Sometimes, divorce modification issues may become quite difficult; and then, a person will need the support of a tough and aggressive attorney, who can successfully argue the case in court.

Texas programs promoting responsible fatherhood

In many family situations, a child looks up to that child's father during the influential years of youth. A father can be not only a role model for his child but also a friend, philosopher and guide. However, this is usually true only when a father is responsible and caring. Federal and Texas authorities understand the importance of this responsibility and thus a number of policies, strategies and programs have been implemented in order to promote responsible fatherhood.

Short-term marriages and quick divorces have many causes

Most people think marriages that fail quickly-within months or a couple of years-are primarily a problem for celebrities. In fact, many ordinary Americans, including Texans, are divorcing soon after marriage. There is no one single reason for these quick and abrupt divorces. Some follow sudden courtships, and others follow long relationships. The reasons for divorce are as varied as the reasons couples marry.

Child support enforcement in Texas by UIFSA

Typically, courts across the United States, including in Texas, order the non-custodial parent to pay child support. However, collecting a child support order is often difficult. The U.S. now recognizes the problem and all states must formally adopt the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act in order to collect child support. All states, including Texas, also have agencies to assist with the child support enforcement.

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