High-asset divorces are rarely easy affairs. For many of our Texas readers, it's easy to see why. Hundreds of thousands of dollars could be at stake. And if the state where the divorce is occurring does not have community property laws, one spouse could see an unequal outcome in the end.
In child custody cases, when parentage is being disputed, courts will often require a DNA test to establish paternity. Once paternity has been established, judges can make decisions regarding child custody, visitation rights and enforce child support payments as well.
Establishing paternity. You may not have considered it before but you have now found yourself in a position where it may be beneficial for both you and your child. But this has left you with a number of questions including: what is paternity and what are the benefits of establishing it?
So you're going through a divorce and have gotten to the part of the process that is often considered the most contentious: property division. You and your spouse have a pet together and are a little surprised when you are asked about when the pet was purchased and by whom. You have both considered it a part of the family, almost like a child. What purpose would a question like this serve?