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April 2017 Archives

Legal help is essential in international child custody situations


During a child custody dispute, Texans need to be aware of their rights. These situations can be made more complex when the case goes beyond Texas and U.S. borders and evolves into an international child custody dispute. Since there are many people who become involved in a relationship or marry a person from another country, it is an unfortunate reality that international custody disputes and family legal issues are becoming more common. The laws of Texas and the laws of the country from which the other parent is from will be essential to settling the matter.

How to have an amicable divorce

For many people in Texas, divorce is not always a quick and painless process. Some people are so bitter and angry about their situations that they resort to doing everything possible to draw out the process so they can upset and inconvenience their spouses. Although this may make them feel better in the short-term, it can lead to complications with the division of marital assets and child custody determinations, and cause more pain and suffering for everyone.

50 percent of marriages may not really end in divorce

The idea that 50 percent of marriages end up failing has been shared in the media for years. Researchers recently said this used to be a true statistic. However, the rate of divorce really appears to have been falling during the past decades in the state of Texas and elsewhere.

Specific strategies can help with dealing with divorce matters

The process of getting divorced can be both financially and emotionally tumultuous in the state of Texas. The parties going through divorce often find themselves consumed with trying to cope with the stress, anger, frustration, and disappointment that comes with dissolving a marriage. However, several legal matters are essential to address with as focused of a mind as possible, as they can have long-term repercussions following the finalizing of the divorce.

Texas tactic to collect delinquent child support proves effective


It has long been a difficult matter in Texas to collect delinquent child support. A dispute about this issue not only causes damage to the parents, but the child as well. In trying to collect delinquent payments, the state uses various strategies with a range of results. One new tactic that is being used is to refuse to allow those who are behind on their child support to renew their vehicle registrations. It is proving to be highly effective.

How does family law deal with minor parents?


In Texas, not all parents are legal adults themselves. Still, they are subject to the state's body of family law, and may have disputes involving child support, child custody and other issues. Understanding how the law handles minor parents is key when these circumstances arise.

When can a grandparent seek custody and visitation in Texas?


It can be a difficult situation when a family breaks apart and custody issues come to the forefront. Of greater complication is when a grandparent seeks have custody or visitation of a child. While grandparents are an integral part of a child's life, there are certain conditions that must be in place for this to be ordered under Texas law. Like most family law issues, this can be complex and it is useful to have legal assistance from an attorney when considering moving forward with a case.

Divorce leads to important tax changes

During the transition from married life to single life, the changes can be overwhelming. Amid all of these changes during the divorce process, it can be easy to forget some critical yet subtle pieces to your financial puzzle -- taxes. A couple of important tax changes will take place after the divorce has been finalized in the state of Texas.

The basics of property division in Texas

It took hard work, time and sacrifice to obtain the property you own. You need it for the future. A few assets you own have sentimental value in addition to financial worth. It's no surprise that asset division is one of the top contested issues for divorcing couples in Texas.

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