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December 2015 Archives

Texas law for property division in a divorce

Property division is one of the most common issues that comes up when a couple in Texas chooses to end their marriage. This is true whether it is a high asset divorce or one of more moderate means. For those who are concerned about this aspect of family law or are in the midst of a dispute, it is wise to understand the law and how it divides the property of a couple that is ending a union. With a divorce or annulment, the court will order that the estate be divided in a way that is considered fair. The rights of the parties and children, if any, will be considered.

Seeking a post-divorce modification with a Texas attorney

When spouses in Texas go through a divorce and reach a settlement, they might be under the impression that there cannot be any changes to the agreement. However, a post-divorce modification can happen for a multitude of reasons. There could be a need or desire for a custodial parent to move. One of the former spouses could choose to remarry. There could be a sickness that arises in one of the former spouses or a child. Regardless of the reason, having legal help in seeking a modification is imperative.

Texas grounds for the end of a marriage via annulment, Part II

In Texas, the end of a marriage can occur for a number of reasons. Many might not realize that it is possible to have an annulment to completely nullify the marriage as if it never existed. A previous post discussed several justifications for an annulment. This post will discuss the remaining reasons a marriage can be annulled under state law.

What do motions for enforcement orders in Texas contain?

People in Texas who are ordered to pay child support or spousal support are required to do so by law. If they fail to fulfill their obligations, there is a likelihood that there will be an enforcement order. There are contents of motion in an enforcement proceeding and those who are involved need to have a grasp on what they are and how to understand them.

Texas grounds for the end of a marriage via annulment, part I

Texans might be fully aware of the grounds for the end of a marriage and divorce legal issues in the state, but there are circumstances when it is possible, advisable or desired to end a marriage through an annulment. With an annulment, the marriage is treated as if it never took place to begin with. This can be an effective tool for a multitude of reasons. Those who are facing certain issues that fall under the law to have a marriage annulled should consider it as an option.

Family legal issues and voiding a marriage in Texas

In Texas, there are certain circumstances under which a marriage that was entered into was not done so legally and it is therefore void. This is an aspect of family law in the state that must be understood, especially if there is a dispute as to a marriage's validity. Those who are involved in a marriage that might be subject to being disallowed under this law should make sure that they are aware of how this is dealt with.

How Texas law views family law and marriage without formalities

In Texas, there are couples who choose not to get married through conventional means and instead have what is known as an informal marriage. This is alternatively referred to as a common-law marriage. In order for the state to consider a marriage to be valid in spite of its being informal, there must be certain factors in place. This is important to remember in the event that there are children as part of the union and the couple parts ways and family legal issues involving support arise.

What is the law for an agreed parenting plan with child custody?

A Texas couple that shares a child but is no longer together will inevitably want the child to be involved with both parents. In most cases, this is in the best interests of the child. Having a relationship with children is something that the majority of parents will strive for. The state has certain laws in place regarding an agreed parenting plan and how it is dealt with.

Minor parents, Texas law for child support and the next friend

It is not unusual in Texas for a minor to be the parent of a child. While children must be cared for and supported regardless of the ages of the parents, there are different laws when it comes to a parent who is a minor. Minors are not viewed as adults when it comes to civil issues. Because of that, an adult representative must be present when legal issues are at stake. This includes supporting children.

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