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July 2017 Archives

The benefits of collaborative divorce

The divorce process can be challenging as emotions can run high and important concerns must be addressed. Important divorce-related issues include property division, child custody, child support and alimony which all may need to be resolved. While couples are strongly encouraged to reach agreements regarding these concerns themselves, they may face challenges doing so and the family law process can help.

Is a nesting divorce the most viable option for you?

When you decided to end your marriage in a Texas court, you and your soon-to-be former spouse likely had to discuss many issues, especially where your children were concerned. Now that a little time has passed and you're preparing for divorce proceedings, you may want to consider various child custody options and alternative living arrangements. There's a new style of post-divorce living that is trending these days; many parents say it's made all the difference in helping their kids adapt.

Where can I look for help with my paternity issues?

The birth of a child can be a joyous occasion for both the mother and father. Legally speaking, when a couple is married and welcomes a new baby into the world, the law presumes the husband to be the biological father of the wife's child without the need for legal paperwork or an official acknowledgement. However, for unmarried parents or those facing other unique life circumstances, establishing paternity, and the legal rights that come with it, requires additional effort.

What does 'the best interests of the child' mean in court?

During a divorce and child custody proceedings, it is not uncommon to hear the courts stress the need to assure that the child's bests interests are always met. But what exactly do the courts look for when determining the best interests of the child?

How child custody visitations are handled in Texas

If you are going through a divorce in the state of Texas that involves children, you will need to try to work out a child custody arrangement with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. This is not always easy, as there is likely animosity or other negative human emotions that affect these interactions with your ex-spouse. The courts know this as well and, if a fair mutually agreeable plan cannot be reached, it will likely be left for the courts to decide.