Understanding Texas Child Custody Law

There are two important aspects of child custody in Texas. The first is conservatorship. Conservatorship is the right of parents to make decisions regarding a child’s education, medical treatment, and other important matters. One parent can make all decisions--sole managing conservatorship—or the parents can make decisions jointly—joint managing conservatorship. The court makes conservatorship decisions based on the Read More

Texas Probate: An Overview

Probate can often become a complicated and lengthy process. Texas attempts to make it simpler by using what is called the “independent administration of estates.” With independent administration, the executor doesn’t have to post a bond and doesn’t have to ask the court for permission before taking steps to settle the estate. The executor still needs to publish notices for potential creditors and make a list of Read More

Four Ways to Protect Your Kids During the Divorce Process

Divorce is often devastating for both partners, but it’s usually even more devastating for the children involved. When you’re going through a divorce it may seem as if you hardly have the emotional energy to take care of yourself, much less take care of the emotional needs of someone else, but children need extra attention and reassurance. Here are four things you can do to make divorce a little easier on Read More

Estate Planning 101: Where to Begin with Your Will

Creating a last will and testament is difficult for many reasons. Of course, it can be emotionally challenging to have to face your own mortality, but it can also be hard to make these types of critical decisions. Many people dread going through the process so much that they never get around to making one, which can put a lot of unnecessary stress and difficulty on their loved ones. With that in mind, read the Read More

Where to Begin with Your Estate Plan

If you’re in your twenties, thirties or even forties, estate planning may be the last thing on your mind. But the truth is that neglecting your estate planning could create huge problems for your loved one should something happen to you - even if you don’t have a large estate. In addition to planning for the worst, the estate planning process gives you an opportunity to clarify your thinking about significant issues, Read More

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Texas lawmaker proposes equal parenting child custody law

A Texas lawmaker has introduced an equal parenting bill, but the proposal has been criticized by many family law experts. Critics of proposal say custody should be decided on a case-by-case basis A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill in the state capitol, proposing equal parenting child custody law that would encourage equal parenting time between both parents, according to CBS Dallas-Forth Worth. The bill would Read More

Texas child support enforcement focuses on negligent parents

Texas officials use several tactics to enforce child support payments, including the Child Support Evaders Program. Some Texas divorces may lead to major financial and emotional life transformations, which can make it particularly difficult for any children who are involved. In most cases, the court will order the non-custodial parent to pay child support, as a way to minimize the financial change that occurs in Read More

In the child’s best interest: Texas custody and visitation

Nothing is more important than the responsibility of a parent for his or her child's well being. When parents do not live together, legal questions of Texas custody and visitation must be decided, and that process can be extremely stressful. Custody and visitation can be determined in divorce or legal separation, or when the parents are unmarried. Texas terminology Family law matters are mostly governed by state Read More

Credit Card Spending and Divorce Linked in New Study

It is common knowledge that financial woes are a leading cause of strife among married couples. The findings of one recent study show a more specific connection between surreptitious credit card spending and divorce. The website Moneysupermarket.com surveyed 1,000 individuals about their habits with respect to credit card spending. Approximately 10 percent of those surveyed admitted that secret credit card Read More

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