Child Support


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Protective orders and name changes are some of the things that a party could want in a family law case. It is commonly needed when certain actions from a spouse or partner necessitate a request for protective orders from the court. This is pretty common in the presence of family violence. Family violence is basically a threat or an action of violence by one family member to another. Any threat or action that could cause or have caused physical harm, bodily injuries, as well as physical or sexual assault is classified as violence. Violence or threat of violence against a […]

What You Should Know About Protective Orders and Name Changes


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Child Support Monthly Net Resources I get a lot of people coming into my office confused about exactly what income counts for the purpose of determining child support. The answer is usually pretty much everything that can be proved as income counts for calculating child support, but there are a few limited exceptions to that. In order to determine the amount of child support under statutory guidelines, Texas law applies a percentage formula to the “monthly net resources” of one parent or conservator ( the “obligor”). The percentage changes based on the number of children involved starting at 20% for […]

Texas Child Support Calculation



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A divorce can be rough, not only for you but also for your children. It doesn’t matter whether they are still too young or old enough to understand. Divorce affects children, no matter what. The division of expenses is one of the biggest factors during a divorce. This is especially in the part of the custodial parent. These expenses may cover day-to-day living costs, education, and other activities as the children grow up. Parents are only required to pay child support until their children reach their 18th birthday or until they graduate high school, whichever comes later. Parents cannot be […]

The Cost of College Education for the Children of Texan Divorcees


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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