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October 2015 Archives

When the other parent goes missing

There are few circumstances that are more frustrating than having the noncustodial parent of your child fall of the grid. These are normally the parents that are responsible for paying child support to the custodial parent, funds that many children cannot go without. They may also be responsible for other important benefits, such as healthcare or childcare costs.

What is the effect of community property law in Texas?

You may already be aware that Texas is one of a handful of states that uses community property instead of equitable distribution when it comes to dividing the assets between a couple that is going through a divorce. This post addresses some of the characteristics of community property.

When should parents seek supervised visitation?

Divorce is one of the most stressful events of a person’s life. If you or your children were the victims of violence or abuse, this stress can be multiplied. There are some situations in which a parent should not be left alone with their children. If you believe that you children’s health and well-being is threatened when they are left in the care of your spouse, you can petition the court to order supervised visitation.

How your felony conviction affects your custody rights

Large portions of the adults in the Texas have spent time in prison and many have been convicted of a felony. Depending on the nature of the crime, it is still possible to retain custody rights after your conviction. Many Texas parents have a criminal background and overcome to raise loving children.

Who is responsible for student loans in a divorce?

National student loan debt has reached more than $1.2 trillion. With an average loan balance of $29,000, it is no wonder that student debt can become a very contested issue in a divorce. If you and your spouse are splitting up, you may be wondering who will be responsible for paying your student loans after the divorce is final.