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October 2015 Archives

How is a person classified as a child support evader in Texas?

Child support enforcement is treated very seriously in Texas, and those who do not adhere to the terms of a support agreement are in danger of running afoul of the law if they don't meet their obligations. There are certain tactics that the state will use to make certain that a supporting parent pays the custodial parent what is owed. One is to place the non-paying parent on a list of child support evaders to identify and catch them.

Content and enforcement of prenuptial agreements in Texas

Whether a couple is involved in a high asset divorce or one of more modest scope, there might be prenuptial agreements. The end of a marriage is always difficult, but if there is a disagreement over divorce legal issues when it comes to a prenuptial agreement, it can lead to a long, drawn out process to part ways. Understanding what the law says about these agreements, what is in them and when they can be called into question is important for both parties.

What are the three ways to establish paternity in Texas?

When a couple has a child in Texas, it is important to everyone that there be a legal father on record. There are numerous reasons for this. It is in the best interest of the child to know who the father is. The mother can benefit from knowing exactly where she should go to receive payments to support the child. In many instances, the father will want to be a part of the child's life and it helps to have proof of the identity of the father.

Visitation rights and child custody for deployed military members

There are many members of the military and spouses who are residents of Texas. If the couple has a child and is no longer together, there are numerous issues and emotions that can arise when it comes to child custody and visitation while there is a deployment. How this is dealt with under the law is important to the parents and the child. When it comes a custodial parent who is deployed, it is possible for the court to designate another person to have temporary custody of the child. There can be a court order for this.

The importance of shared parenting and a parenting plan

Texas parents who share a child but have parted ways will still have to have contact with one another to discuss the care of the child. Disputes between the couple have to be put to the side in the best interest of the child. Family law issues, however, can be complicated and difficult to get through. This is why it is important to understand important points about parenting for both the mother and father and ways to move forward with a shared parenting plan.

High asset divorce sees man living in his own front yard

In Texas, the end of a marriage can evolve in a long-standing dispute over many different things. Once the divorce process is underway, there can be a battle over property division, financial holdings, sentimental items and much more. If it is a high asset divorce, it is even more likely that there will be a major dispute over who gets what. Some of these disagreements go to the extreme and result in a situation that is particularly strange and newsworthy.

How visitation rights are organized in Texas

If a Texas couple shares a child, the law strives to keep have both parents involved with the child's life and allow each parent to share a relationship with children. To that end, there are certain baseline rules for non-custodial parents to understand when it comes to visitation rights and the best interests of the child. Technically, each parent is supposed to have certain periods to spend with the child. There are certain specific times in which the non-custodial parent is meant to have the child.

What is the general duration for spousal support in Texas?

A Texas couple that divorces will often have one former spouse paying spousal support to the other. The law has certain criteria for how this is determined and in what amount. What many might not be aware of is that in most cases, alimony is not going to last forever. There is a duration for the maintenance and it will end at a certain point. When it ends depends on the circumstances of each individual situation.

Texas man faces delinquent payments of $100,000

A couple in Texas that shares a child needs to care for that child even if they are no longer together as a couple. Often that means one parent will have custody of the child and the other will pay child support. The supporting parent is required to adhere to the terms of the support agreement and make the monthly payments in time and in full. If these are not paid, then the parent will be subject to pursuit from child support enforcement agencies for delinquent payments.

Forensic accountants can help find assets in a divorce

It's not uncommon in a Texas divorce that there are a significant amount of assets at stake. Both sides might lodge claims for various properties. This is the foundation for a major dispute between the participants. With a high asset divorce, one or both spouses might even go so far as to try and hide assets to keep it out of the settlement. This is when it will be necessary to take certain steps to find all the assets that might be in dispute. One way that these assets are found is by using a forensic accountant.

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