Let me start out by saying that I in no way shape or form advocate for not paying your court ordered child support. If you have been ordered to pay monthly child support for the benefit of your children, you need to pay it. But, there are situations where legally you may be required
Children and Parenting
Take a Breath
It’s no secret that being involved in a lawsuit is an extremely stressful process. It doesn’t matter if it’s a divorce, a custody battle, or a child support case. The one thing that unites everyone in a family law case is the stress it brings. Unfortunately, that stress can manifest itself in many ways, some…
Conservatorships: Heart and Sole
More often than not when it comes to a family suit involving children, who has primary custody of them is the most contested and important issue to my clients. Which makes sense as their property can be replaced but their children cannot. Sometimes parents can work together well after divorce and can take care of…
An Unworkable Situation
Let’s say, hypothetically, you’ve gone through a divorce. The judge grants your ex-spouse primary possession of the kids, grants you standard possession, and orders you to pay $1,000 a month in child support. But what do you do when this situation is no longer workable? What do you do when your ex-spouse begins neglecting the…
The Standard Possession Order
If you have gone through a divorce where kids are involved, and neither you nor your former spouse was a bad actor, it’s likely one of you received a standard possession order in the decree.
A standard possession order is what is used by the courts as default when parents cannot agree on a possession…
Why Civility Matters
It doesn’t matter what the nature of the case is; whether it’s a divorce, a petition for an increase in child support, or a modification for child custody, when there are kids involved in a family law matter, they are the most important subject of the suit.
Divorce is tough enough on the actual…
Child Support: What your Children Deserve
It’s not a secret that children are expensive. Making the effort to make sure their needs are met can often mean that you as a parent must go without. In a situation where parents are unmarried or divorced, it is even more important to make sure that both of you are on the same page…
Juneteenth – A Federally Recognized Holiday on Monday and Father’s Day Possession
On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill designating Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Since Juneteenth was on a Saturday in 2021, the holiday did not impact the Father’s Day weekend possession schedule last year. Juneteenth does impact possession this year though.
This weekend is a third weekend which is normally the…
What’s new in Texas family law this fall?
Our October monthly free lawyer’s continuing education presentation focused on new cases and legislation affecting Texas family law.
Here’s a link to watch the video on Facebook: https://fb.watch/8SJMhZFiJF/
Here’s the presentation with all the details: What’s New in Texas Family Law This Fall?
Here’s a link to Elisa Reiter’s excellent articles about the new legislation…
Handling the Extras in the Custody Story
Here’s the video and download from the Handling the Extra in the Custody Story talk.
MCLE approved for 1.00 – Course #174133451 – for self-reporting your credit.
The pdf of the PowerPoint can be downloaded here: Handling the Extras download