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January 2015 Archives

Tax considerations for newly divorced parents

Divorced parents in Texas who are filing their tax returns for the first time after their divorce decree has been issued may be confused about the process. Before filling out a tax form, a single parent may want to consider some of the most important ways that their filing status and other matters might have changed.

Grandparent custody rights in the state of Texas

The state of Texas recognizes that a strong bond between a child and grandparent can be beneficial for the child. A grandparent may be granted custody of a child if certain criteria have been met. For instance, if the parent has abused or neglected the child, it may be grounds to grant grandparent visitation or custody.

How can a spousal support order be modified?

Though spousal maintenance in Texas is intended to level the playing field after a couple divorces, it is sometimes necessary to amend the order after it has been issued. In such cases, it can be useful to have an understanding of the procedure to do so and what factors a court will look for when deciding upon the petition.

Using alternative dispute resolution in a divorce

Texas residents who are seeking a divorce may be interested in some alternatives to litigation for resolving their disputes. While the court usually has the final word, the parties may be able to take their situation in their own hands to get a more fair outcome.