Child Support


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  Retroactive child support payments may be something you are considering if a Family Court in Texas just ordered child support from another parent when it’s been long overdue. You may be wondering if it’s possible to receive payments that you would have received if the order has been made by the court earlier. In today’s article, we will learn more about how you can receive retroactive child support payments.   Steps in Seeking Retroactive Child Support Payments   There are steps you ought to follow if you want to receive retroactive child support payments. There are also steps that […]

What About Retroactive Child Support?


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Getting a divorce will not free you from being responsible for your ex-spouse. Aside from supporting your children, you may also have to give spousal support. You may know spousal maintenance as “alimony”. They are one and the same. Notoriously, there are those who would use marriage and divorce to live off of alimony. Some countries and states have already caught on and have made conditions for granting spousal support. Texas Rules for Spousal Support/Alimony The State of Texas has actually been very strict with alimony. It was not allowed until recently. There are many conditions before an ex-spouse can […]

How is Spousal Maintenance Taxed in Texas?



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First and foremost, what is a bill of review? Basically, a bill of review is a method to secure a new trial after the initial trial has ended. For instance, if you had a case in Texas and you were not satisfied with the result, you have the option to seek means to get a new trial. One option is to file a motion for a new trial, and another is an equitable bill of review. If you had received a default judgment, the best way to approach your case is to file a motion for a new trial. You […]

How to Use a Bill of Review for Family Law in Texas


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When a couple undergoes the divorce procedure, there are many things they need to sort out. The best way is to arrive at compromises, but at certain points, the court must strongly intervene.  The state of Texas has always made the welfare of the children as their priority. Thus, details like child support will not be compromised.  Child Support Regulations There are very stringent guidelines on calculating child support. The court will calculate your child support capacity based on your net income. Now, there are many different circumstances with how people earn their income—some have fixed salaries from a company, […]

Calculating Net Resources for Child Support



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Being a parent entails supporting children in every aspect of their lives— including financial support. Your kids can’t earn for themselves yet. They are totally dependent on their parents. A change in one’s financial situation can affect a parent’s ability to support the child or make child custody payments. Unemployment can raise questions about financial capacity and this may cause changes in the support order of your custody agreement.  Remember, it’s not easy to save money. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t have savings left for the rainy days. People change and lose jobs. It’s normal. We get to […]

Will You Lose Custody When You Lose Your Job?


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Raising a child is a rather hard task on its own. You can only imagine how much harder it gets if you have to do it on your own. That’s why you’ll need all the help you can get, including child support. There’s just so much you’ll have to spend to raise your child, after all. But if child support just doesn’t come, what are you going to do? If you happen to find yourself in this situation, consider the following steps to help you through this predicament. Find Out Why It Stopped Coming The first most rational thing you […]

What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Can No Longer Pay Child Support