As a family law attorney, I understand that life circumstances can change unexpectedly. I also understand that these changes can drastically impact the financial dynamics of families. One area where this change often manifests is in child support arrangements. Whether due to a job loss, a significant increase in income, or changes in the needs

Last week we discussed the process of preparing for and beginning a modification. This week we’ll discuss what comes after the case is filed, and what you need to do to be as prepared as possible. Beginning with temporary orders.

1. Temporary Orders

In family law, temporary orders stand as pillars of stability during periods

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

In a recent opinion by the Dallas Court of Appeals, the court held the trial judge did not err when he did not apply a domestic violence presumption in assessing child custody and did not record an interview with a child in the office outside the court room. In the Interest of S.E.K. & H.A.K., No. 05-08-00858-CV, — S.W.3d — (Tex. App. – Dallas, Aug. 28, 2009).
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