General Information

The decision to get a divorce may be difficult to arrive at. Some people are still in the process of deciding on whether or not they want a divorce. Other people might have already decided, but are deciding on when to get it done. But for other people, sometimes their decision is only being held back by the fact that they’re overseas. While being in another country may sound like an obstacle to getting a divorce, it actually isn’t. As a matter of fact, it’s possible to actually get a divorce processed while you’re overseas. The Process Getting divorced from […]

How to Process a Divorce while Overseas

Divorce can bring about pent up animosity between spouses, and it can manifest in contentious issues like custody, property division, and child support. Each spouse will try to get as much from the other, and with that, no income from each spouse will be left unscathed. The question of whether overtime pay and bonuses should be included when computing child support is a good question. Overtime pay may not be consistent, and certain bonuses are conditional in nature, and some are not in a fixed amount. The best way to answer this question is to consult the Texas Family Code. […]

Overtime or Bonus Included in Child Support

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Today, divorce is considered a basic human right. Married couples should ideally have the option to separate on the grounds of psychological incapacity, abuse of any form, and other plausible reasons. The Numbers In previous years, divorce rates were high. Around the world, there had been 5.5 divorces for every 1,000 married couples. This is more common in European countries like France, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in a split yearly. That seems to be changing. Before 2018 ended, studies have found that divorce rates are decreasing. Compared to […]

How’s Divorce Looking in 2019?

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I. What is Child Custody Legal child custody is having the obligation and the right to decide on matters regarding the upbringing of a child. A parent who has legal custody can make decisions about where the child would go to school, his or her medical care and religious preference, for instance. In most cases, clients want full child custody in Texas. Unfortunately, full custody does not exist in Texas, at least legally. In fact, the term “custody” does not even exist in the Texas Family Code. The closest thing to “custody” in the Texas is conservatorship.  II. Types of […]

Custody and Managing Conservatorship in Texas

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What is Incest? A relationship is incestuous if people related by blood or adoption are in an intimate, sexual relationship. Is it a Crime? Yes, it is. In the United States, incestuous relations are generally considered a crime that is punishable by law. Incestuous marriages are illegal in all the states of the United States. Despite this, not all states have laws against incestuous relationships and these incestuous relationships may continue to take place. Texas Laws on Incest In Texas, incestuous relation is a crime. In fact, it is an act of prohibited sexual conduct. It must involve the penetration […]

Texas Law Regarding Incest

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Polygamy is the state of having simultaneous marriages. It means you have more than one spouse. Some religious affiliations practice polygamy. A typical polygamous marriage would consist of one man and several women as his spouses. Though some countries may be lax or may permit polygamous marriages, the United States treats these marriages differently. Polygamy and the United States If your religion practices polygamy, you might want to reconsider going about a polygamous marriage in the US. To this day, the US views all polygamous relationships, or marriages, as illegal. Regardless of your reasons for practicing polygamy, the United States […]

Polygamous Marriages in Texas