There’s an old saying that love hurts. Love may hurt emotionally, but it should never entail physical violence. If your relationship has become violent, it may be necessary to take out a protective order against the person who once claimed to love you. In Texas, protective orders, also known as orders of protection or retraining orders, can be used to protect individuals from a domestic partner who may try to harm them.
If your marriage is ending in a battle, there is no reason for you to expect the fight to be fair. In fact, you may have to be extra vigilant to ensure your rights are protected and you receive your share of community property according to Texas law. If you and your spouse did not make a prenuptial agreement, you may be facing the valuation of your business, forensic accountants combing through your records and passionate arguments over every dime and trinket.
No matter how carefully you plan your life, there are bound to be events that are out of your control. Some of these events may be family issues like divorce, child custody or an order of protection. When life throws you one of these curve balls, you may be totally unprepared. Managing your day-to-day routine can be hectic enough without a new, complicated legal issue on your plate.
Perhaps your marriage wasn't always this way. You may remember a simpler time when you and your spouse had the same goals and dreams. Whether life changed or your spouse changed, your marriage is nearing the end. There are options for divorce, including litigation and mediation. How you end it is up to you.
Some parents mistakenly believe that child support payments can only be put toward basic necessities. This is an increasingly common misconception, but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Child support can in fact be put toward many different costs.
A parent who has been ordered to pay child support may not always come through. If you are a custodial parent whose former partner has failed to make child support payments, you have experienced this firsthand. It can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention financially damaging for you and your child. So, is there any way for the court to force someone to pay child support?
As an artist, you likely have worked most of your life to develop your style and to find success in such a challenging profession. Nonetheless, you may have succeeded in a manner that allows you to feel accomplished while also allowing you to obtain an income from your work. While it may seem like a dream come true, you may have concerns now that you are going through divorce.
For many people, the New Year's holiday conjures up images of happy couples ringing in the new year with champagne and a kiss. To the contrary, statistics show that the number of divorce filings actually tends to spike over New Year's Day. Some divorce lawyers receive so many calls over the first working Monday of the year that they refer to it as "Divorce Day."