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October 2019 Archives

How business owners may want to approach their divorce

Divorce is difficult for many reasons, but it can be especially complicated for small business owners in Texas. If you own your own company, you know how hard you worked to build your business and find success over the years. The possibility of having to divide your hard-earned business assets or losing some of the control you have over your company can be overwhelming.

Inheritance, divorce and fighting for what's rightfully yours

Once you make the choice to move forward with divorce, you will then need to decide how to prepare for what your financial future will look like. You naturally want to make sure that you have what you need for your financial security. You also want to protect what is rightfully yours, which includes an inheritance you received from a family member. 

When does a Texas family law judge rule a parent unfit?

Parenting is not for the fainthearted, as most parents can attest. Especially if you have kids in different age groups, they can really put your patience and parenting skills to the test. Of course, you love your children and always want what's best for them. That's just the trouble. You and your spouse might not always agree on such issues. If you're already having marriage problems, parenting disputes might wind up being the straw that breaks the camel's back.

The importance of parental rights

Under Texas law, the rights of mothers and fathers are equal which is important to note. Fathers may sometimes feel during the divorce, child custody and child support process that their rights are threatened which is why they should understand that their rights are viewed as equal according to family laws in the state and should also know how to protect those rights.

What is the legal impact of a paternity determination?

Paternity is important to determine for a variety of reasons, including because of the emotional and financial impact it has on the child and the parents. It is key to determine paternity because it has a significant impact on the legal rights of the child and can also have an emotional impact on the child as well.