Family Law

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Guide to Emergency Custody Petitions in Texas

Guide to Emergency Custody in Texas

When you need an emergency custody order, it’s always ideal to hire a family law attorney. Although you can always represent yourself at a family court without the aid of an attorney, it’s always better to hire one so that you can be guided through the process accordingly. Every case is unique and your circumstances may not be exactly the same as everyone else’s but if you want emergency custody to be granted by the judge, one requirement is constant: you need to present proof in court. However, the proof you need might be different from that of others, depending on your personal circumstances. You will also have to consider the rules of the local court, the judge for your case, the guidelines of the Texas Family Code and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Some courts have made their rules available online, but this is not the case for every court. If you cannot find information about the rules of the local court where you filed your case, you can always call the court to speak with a clerk in order to find out more about the rules. To know more about the judge, you can try to sit […]

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 […]

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. […]

Co-Parenting Tips

Summertime Co-Parenting Tips

Summertime Co-Parenting Tips for divorced and separated parents by Gary Payton After getting over with the painful process of separation it is time to put a few things in order and organize them so that life becomes a bit less stressed. A number of divorces involve kids who are sent into the custody of one of the parents. Once a divorce has been processed via a divorce attorney the parents need to make sure that they bring up the kids in a way where they get the love and care of both the parents. Providing for the kids is the responsibility of both the parents. It is not only regarding the finances but also the emotional aspects of the kids need to be taken care. The kid should not feel an absence of one of the parent in his or her upbringing. Divorced parents need to keep their differences behind them especially when the vacations and social dos of their kids are involved. For this the divorced individuals need to keep coordinating among themselves to run things smoothly. Keep your communication alive and healthy Although you have been divorced still make sure to keep the communication channels open between both […]