When Your Ex-Spouse Ignores The Settlement Agreement

When Your Ex-Spouse Ignores The Settlement Agreement

When you opt to go for an alternative method of finalizing your divorce, you can end up with a settlement agreement. As you probably are well-aware, divorces do not always have to end in a courtroom. You can always try to be reasonable and discuss your divorce and matters related to it with your spouse. You can go to mediation, and if things work out well and you reach a settlement that is satisfactory for both parties, your mediator can draft a settlement agreement which will be signed by the judge. Going down this path will have a lot of benefits because you can make decisions about your divorce yourselves. It is a good way to maintain a decent relationship with your ex-spouse so that you can function as co-parents effectively. A settlement agreement will be a good method to placate both parties, but it can be such a headache when one spouse doesn’t keep his or her end of the bargain. It’s incredibly frustrating too. What should you do when your ex-spouse violates the terms specified in your settlement agreement? Your Settlement Agreement is Legal Your settlement agreement, otherwise known as MSA is legal and binding. You can treat […]

Dealing With a Family Law Case Involving a Child With Special Needs

When a Family Law Case Involves a Child With Special Needs

When you are a family with a child with special needs, you must have experienced firsthand how challenging it can be. However, not everything is a challenge: there are a variety of opportunities too. Your child with special needs will be loved and cared for and mostly, the only differences you have to experience involve having to pay more attention to your child’s school work and activities in his or her daily life. Having a child with special needs means you have the opportunity to sacrifice your wants and prioritize your child’s needs instead. When you have an ongoing family law case in Texas involving a child with special needs, you can expect it to be tougher than other family law cases.   When you have a child who does not have special needs, you can assume that the path the child will take will be the same path you took while growing up, in terms of school, career, family and social relationships. When your child is a child with special needs, you can’t expect a similar path, because your child’s path will not always be a straight one. You will have to work with educators, doctors, and other professionals […]

How Will Split Custody Affect You And Your Family

The Effects of Split Custody on You And Your Family

Many parents who go through a family law case aim for at least achieving split custody of their child once the case is finalized. There is, of course, a huge number of parents who’d want to have their child to themselves if they could only have their way. However, split custody is already a ‘fair enough’ arrangement for many. In this type of arrangement, parents could at least spend as much time with the child as much as the other parent. This type of conservatorship goal is usually from the parent who already believes that the other parent will be awarded the primary conservatorship of the child. If you belong to this group of parents, are you absolutely certain that a split custody arrangement is what would fit you and your family best?   Whether you get split custody after your family law case is finalized or not, determining the possession schedule is one of the most difficult issues you’d ever have to encounter in any family law case involving your child. There is, of course, a standard order that a judge can default to, known as the Standard Possession Order. This is typically what the judge would order if […]

Preparing for Your Child Support Enforcement Costs

Child Support Enforcement Costs in Texas

Child support enforcement costs is, unfortunately, an issue that you might have to encounter if the other parent of your child is reluctant to pay the child support your child deserves. If you ask a family law attorney about this, you will surely be informed that the child support enforcement costs depend on many factors. There is no one answer that will fit all clients looking to know more about child support enforcement costs. However, it costs, you can consider it an investment for your child’s future though. It’s not a mere propaganda. It can be difficult especially when you’re in the middle of your case and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. However, think about the future of your child, the missed payments by your ex and all the other issues brought upon by your child’s other parent failing to keep his end of the bargain. In the end, it’s your child who will suffer the most if you fail to go past the threat of child support enforcement costs.     Child Support Enforcement Costs From Hiring an Attorney You will have to hire an attorney to help you with your case and to make sure the […]