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The 5 Steps to Divorce - Step 1: File

Every Texas divorce or custody case goes through the same 5 Steps: Step 2 - Temporary Orders Step 3 - Discovery Step 4 - Mediation Step 5 - Trial

Dirty Divorce Tricks: Becoming a Helicopter Parent

Dirty Divorce Trick #3 - Turning into a "Helicopter Parent"...at Least Temporarily Imagine this : During a marriage, Henry Husband was an absentee father. He didn’t go to any of the events for the children, didn’t take the kids to school, never...

Valuing A Consulting Firm in a Divorce

When you file for divorce, you have a million things running through your mind. You need to make sure that your children are taken care of. To figure out how spousal maintenance (alimony) will play into your situation. You need to consider the...

Valuing a Business for Division as a Marital Asset

Property division during a divorce is always a hot button issue. It becomes even more complex when the primary income comes from a family-owned business. The business is generally considered property that must be valued and divided. The division can...

Other Types of Retirement Plans

Previous articles in this blog series discussed qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, as well as hybrid plans. This article explains the remaining types of retirement plans, which include military pensions, federal railroad retirement plans,...

Child Support Enforcement When the Paying Parent Resides Out of State

How does the law treat parents who live in different states but have to pay child support? It is more complicated and difficult, but laws exist to deal with this situation. All states have enacted some form of the Uniform Interstate Child Support...

Divorce and Access to Medical Records

According to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), all medical records are private and, as a rule, not accessible to anyone but the patient without the patient’s specific written consent. When litigation is...

International Child Abduction: Court Considerations & Preventative Measures

International Child Abduction is when a parent (who does not have the legal right to do so) removes the child to another country without an applicable defense. The Hague Convention was created to provide children with protection against the negative...

The Texas Divorce Rulebook - Part 2

A divorce is a lawsuit. In Texas, you must sue your spouse (or be sued) for divorce. Just as with any type of divorce suit, lawyers and parties are required to follow the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Texas Family Code, and the specific rules...

How are Child Support Orders Enforced?

A child support order can be enforced by an individual or by the Texas Attorney General. Enforcement by the Texas Attorney General is free and slower. Hiring an attorney is quicker but can be more expensive. This is too complicated to do on your own...

What is the Child Support Cap in Texas?

Texas has a 'soft cap' on child support, which means that there is sort of a maximum level of child support that a person can be ordered to pay. There are ways to exceed this cap, but that is rare. The 'soft cap' is equal to someone making...

Understanding the Basics of Protective Orders and Family Violence

Amber Heard filed for a divorce against her actor husband Johnny Deep a while ago. Five days later she obtained a protective order after her husband he physically assaulted her. Such a protective order lends a big help in protecting a domestic...
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