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May 2016 Archives

Delinquent child support could prevent you from driving

Child support is an extremely controversial issue for nearly every couple that has experience with it. In many instances, neither party can seem to agree on how much is fair: the parent with primary custody of the child feels that he or she needs more money to provide for the child, while the parent paying the majority of the child support cannot see how such a large percentage of income is necessary.

Helping Texas parents with child custody matters

The law is always changing. Shifts in social standards or expectations, changes in precedents based on new or old cases, and even differences in legal interpretation between judges can all affect the way that litigation proceeds. Child custody is a prime example of this constant changing, as labels such as sole custody or joint custody have shifted toward phrases like conservatorship and parenting plans. There is one thing that has not changed regarding child custody: the priorities.

Are child support calculators accurate?

If you are a noncustodial parent, you may be curious about how much child support you will be required to pay, or how exactly that number is even determined. If you are the custodial parent, you may be curious how the number is determined because it could show you how key changes in the noncustodial parent's life can affect the support you receive for your child. In either case, understanding how child support is calculated can only help you.

Can I casually end my common law marriage?

In the state of Texas, if you live together you are of a legal age, you are technically considered and recognized as married by the state. As long as you are 18 or older, it is a very simple process to achieve a common law marriage status. You must live together and have told someone you are married. If you have ever signed up for a credit card as husband and wife, you are now considered married.

Don't minimize the stepparent's role

When families split, and divorces occur, often one spouse is quick to enter into a new relationship and remarry. It makes sense, perhaps the remarried spouse was not the one pursuant of a divorce or maybe they needed help with the children. Most of the time, two parents working together makes a world of difference when it comes to raising children and getting them to school, soccer, doctor's appointment and so on.