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February 2016 Archives

What does Texas' community property law mean for your divorce?

Unlike most states, Texas law has what is known as a community property state. Many understand the term "community property state" to mean that a couple seeking a divorce will find its marital property divided equally. However, is this really what Texas law means for your divorce?

If you are considering divorce, consider divorce planning

Most people who decide to divorce their spouse simply announce their intentions. However, spouses who carefully consider the implications of their divorces and the divorce process often commit to divorce planning before telling their partners. By spending some time planning for your divorce, you will likely find that you are better equipped to ensure the protection of your interests should your divorce end up in a Texas courtroom.

Help for Texas parents who are confused by child custody

When parents end their relationships or their marriages, most will have to make decisions regarding the custody of their children. Child custody related decisions are not only subject to agreements made by parents, but they are also subject to Texas family court approvals. Before parents begin working toward child custody agreements, it is wise to understand Texas law to eliminate any confusion.

Child support necessary to the livelihood of many in Texas

Custodial parents across the state of Texas are dependent upon child support for their families' financial security. When non-custodial parents fail to make their court-ordered child support payments, those depending on those funds suffer. Fortunately, for parents who find themselves without the money they need to care for their children, help is available.