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Can I seek child support from my ex if we were never married?


A parent is obligated to support their child, regardless of whether they were ever married to their child's other biological parent. In Texas a parent who has custodial rights over their child may seek child support from the other parent if several considerations are first established.

Family home common area of disagreement during divorce

Divorces that take place later in life, known as gray divorces, have increased more than two times since the early 1990s. In fact, marital split-ups among people 65 years old or older make up a quarter of all divorces in the United States that involve people over 50 years old. One of the biggest areas of contention during divorce in Texas and elsewhere involves the marital home.

Alimony may be granted in certain divorce cases


Not every Texas divorce will end with an award of alimony from one former partner to the other. Alimony, also called spousal support, will depend on case-specific information and a number of factors family courts may consider to make their determinations. This post will discuss only a few of the factors that may be relevant to an alimony request analysis and, as such, readers are asked to speak with their own divorce attorneys to better understand how these legal matters may affect the chances of alimony being granted in their cases.

Protecting family business from divorce is possible

An important part of business ownership in Texas is tracking variables related to risk, such as supply costs or new competitors. However, one of the greatest threats to the success of a business is divorce. This is why prenuptial agreements may be especially helpful prior to getting married and running a business during the marriage.

Steer clear of these typical adoption mistakes

For couples struggling with infertility, adoption can be a very rewarding way to fulfill their dream of becoming parents. If you are considering adoption but feeling intimidated by the process, information and guidance is available to help you through. The following mistakes are common pitfalls for potential adoptive parents; learning to recognize and avoid them will get your adoption journey off to a good start.

What does it mean if I have legal custody of my child?


Like other areas of family law, child custody law is highly nuanced and may cover a variety of important topics. Texas residents who are currently experiencing problems with their child custody orders or agreements or who have questions about such topics are encouraged to speak with family law attorneys to receive case-specific guidance. This post will only provide information on one small area of the much bigger topic of child custody.

Many financial steps involved in divorce

Marital dissolution, understandably, is not an easy process. Even when a divorce seems amicable in Texas, leaving a joint life behind to live separately has its challenges. Many areas must be addressed to make sure that two people are completely separated in their debts, future income and property.

Divorce increasingly common among older people

Ending a marriage can be financially traumatizing for people at any age in Texas. However, it can be especially challenging to recover from for people who are in their older years -- in their 50s and 60s. A few tips may help people going through gray divorce to protect themselves financially long term.

State representative wants to end no-fault divorce


At present a Texas resident may pursue a divorce based on a fault or no-fault claim. Fault grounds can include abandonment, cruelty and others while no-fault simply claims that a couple can no longer live as a married couple in an insupportable relationship. More than 45 years ago the state instituted the no-fault means of pursuing a divorce to reduce the amount of acrimonious litigation that was plaguing the family law courts.

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