Many parents involved in child support-related legal matters believe that the guideline for child support in Texas is simple; however, the determination of child support may be more complex than it seems. While the current child support guidelines in Texas can give most parents a fairly accurate view of what to expect as far as payments are concerned, for some, there is a lot more to the figures for support than the amount on the check a parent brings home at the end of the week. The full financial pictures of both parents need to be explored to ensure the fairness and accuracy of any child support agreement.
Grandparents can seek custody of grandchildren. As we noted in a post April 8, certain conditions have to apply in order for such action to happen under Texas law. One of the biggest challenges that has to be addressed in mounting such a case is the inherent presumption that a grandparent's right of access to grandchildren is not a given. The parents have a lot to say about it.
Family relationships can get very complicated. So can the laws that cover the many issues that may arise. Many in Texas might be surprised at all the bases that the law seeks to cover. Because of the scope of coverage and the consequences of not being compliant with the law, it becomes clear that working with a qualified family law attorney is good common sense.
Every divorce is different, but there are some issues common to many marital splits, regardless of who the spouses are and how much money they make.
The general presumption under the law is that parents of children have the right to control access to and the welfare of their offspring, even to grandparents. This is a concept that has the blessing of the U.S. Supreme Court by virtue of a decision made a few years ago.
Texas law talks the talk when it comes to expressing that the best interests of the children are met by ensuring they get what amounts to equal time with mom and dad. It's not supposed to matter whether the parents are unmarried or divorcing.