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How Do Texas Child Support Laws Work?

When a couple with a minor child or children get a divorce in Texas, the court must address issues pertaining to the children before it can grant a divorce. This includes child custody, visitation, and child support. A court can order one or both par… Read More
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Categories: Child Support
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What is Adultery under Texas Law?

While Texas is a “no fault divorce” state, meaning that a court can grant a divorce without evidence of wrongdoing by either party, adultery is still a ground for divorce under state law. If you or your soon-to-be-ex spouse engaged in adultery wh… Read More
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Categories: Adultery, Divorce
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Everything You Need to Know about Alimony in Texas

When a person files for divorce in Texas, the court must address numerous issues before it can grant the divorce and sign a final decree. All community property must be identified and divided between the soon-to be-former spouses. If the parties have… Read More
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Medical Decision-Making for Children During and After a Pandemic in Texas

Parents in Texas have had to adjust almost everything they know about parenting during the past few months. The COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to close across the state and the country. Homes suddenly became classrooms, and parents unexpectedly fou… Read More
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Protective Orders and Domestic Violence in Texas During and After Coronavirus

Many Texans mostly remained in their homes through much of March and all of April because of the coronavirus pandemic. They began to emerge again in May, as some of our elected officials began gradually lifting stay-at-home orders, restrictions on bu… Read More
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Categories: Domestic Violence
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Parenting Plans During a Public Health Crisis

For several months, Houston residents have been subject to various “stay at home” orders intended to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, which causes the illness known as COVID-19. This has caused an enormous amount of stress on families for many reas… Read More
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Texas Child Support and the Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

The Texas economy has taken a significant hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. For parents who are subject to an order for child support under Texas law, this could be a particularly troubling time. The economic downturn has brought enormous job losses, a… Read More
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Categories: Child Support
The Impact of the Coronav…

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Child Custody and Visitation in Texas

Life in Texas has slowed down in some major ways because of the coronavirus pandemic. For people who are going through a divorce, or who have a parenting plan that covers child custody and visitation, this is an especially uncertain time. What impact… Read More
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What Happens to Coronavirus Stimulus Checks in a Texas Divorce?

The global coronavirus pandemic is causing profound disruptions throughout our society, as people try to practice “social distancing” in the hopes of slowing the spread of the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. Family law cases in Texas,… Read More
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Maximum Child Support Gui…

Maximum Child Support Guideline Amount in Texas Increased in 2019

Texas law establishes guidelines for the amount of child support a person can be ordered to pay. Courts are directed to calculate child support based on a person’s income, using different percentages depending on how many minor children will be rec… Read More
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Categories: Child Support