child support stress

Child Support: Overtime, Bonuses, and Guideline Calculations

Child support is a responsibility of any parent. You could be having many different financial obligations so it’s quite natural to worry about how much child support will cost you. There will surely be many questions that will keep crossing your mind. These questions, you can always ask your lawyer for guidance, or you can check out our many articles on child support for more information too. The most common question family law attorneys get regarding child support is basically how much it would cost. Some people usually wonder if they will have to pay child support from the income they garner from overtime, and some also ask if it’s possible for them to reduce their overall income to avoid paying a higher amount of support. Calculating the Child Support Amount When we are looking for the answer to the above questions, we can always refer to the Texas Family Code. The Texas Family Code states that the annual gross income must be computed then recomputed to determine the gross income per month. The net income will need to be determined before the child support amount will be determined. Everything from wage or salary will be included in the computation […]

Getting a Divorce when your spouse is in another country

Can Mental Illness Affect Custody?

  Should mental illness be a reason to be concerned about your possession order? Caring for the children’s health and safety falls under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The department cares for the needy and those that are lease represented in the state of Texas. When someone reports a parent subjecting his or her child to abuse and neglect, the DFPS employees will jump right into investigating the situation. After the investigation and evaluation, they will submit recommendations on how the State should proceed in order to protect the child. The safety and well-being of the child is always a priority. At times, due to these recommendations, the court can order restrictions in visitation, possession and access to the child. This is often common in cases wherein DFPS employees discover significant evidence of child abuse and neglect. In extreme cases, DFPS can submit a petition in court to terminate the parental rights of the parents who abused or neglected the child. More common occasions call for limitations on a parent’s possession of a child. An example of this is when the parent in question has mental illness. Is it really necessary to limit a […]

Information on Military Divorces You'd Want to Know The Most

Military Divorces in Texas

Do military divorces differ from normal divorce procedures? Military life can be pretty tough and rigorous. People who enlist in the army are selfless and courageous. Making the decision to serve the country this way is definitely not an easy path to take. These people in the military put the lives of other citizens before their own and they are exposed to dangerous situations on a daily basis. This is nothing short of brave and is definitely admirable. Our soldiers are true heroes who keep on moving frequently all over the country and even across the world. This is a sad thing because it means staying away from their family and loved ones for long periods of time. What’s even sadder is the fact that this can cause a lot of strain in their relationships, especially for those who are married. Military divorces is sadly a common and regular occurrence. If you are married to a serviceman, you would know that his life will keep on changing and the ground which you place your relationship won’t always feel stable. Your marriage will be stressed no matter how healthy your relationship with your spouse is – because of constant moving from […]

How to Avoid Getting Trapped in a Common-Law Marriage

How to Avoid an Accidental Common-Law Marriage

Did you know that it’s possible to be accidentally trapped in a common-law marriage? Surely, a lot of people marry for many reasons. Some marry for love, some for financial security and some even get married just because a baby is on the way. There are a lot of circumstances that could push people into a marriage. Sometimes, people even get married without knowing it, and without the slightest intention of doing so. How can you be married without even knowing that you are? This is where common-law marriage comes into the picture. As it is a marriage that is considered informal, the formalities and traditions are kicked out into the curb in this type of marriage. You can be in a common-law marriage without a proposal, without a ceremony or exchange of vows and even without knowledge of it. It can really come as a shock when your partner suddenly insists that you are married and it turns out that you actually are. What should you do when your girlfriend or boyfriend insists that you are married? It would be fine and even exciting when you’re looking to be married. However, if it’s not your intention, it’s another story. […]