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Do Child Support Payments Increase if You Get a Pay Raise?

Depending on the other facts of the case, yes. More than likely. In terms of child support laws, Texas is a percentage-of-income state. Usually, the obligor’s income and the number of children before the court are the only two child support determination factors. Occasionally, judges make allowances based on the...

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The Role of Social Media in Family Law Cases

Social media is a stick of dynamite that could serve a useful purpose or blow up in your face. Facebook, Instagram, X (Twitter), and other social media platforms are a double-edged sword in family law matters. Properly managed social media posts could have a tremendous positive effect on your divorce,...

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Grandparents’ Rights in a Texas Divorce: A Primer

Grandparents have limited legal visitation rights in Texas. Recently, the Supreme Court sharply limited grandparent visitation rights, mostly based on the “Father Knows Best” presumption in Texas and all other states. Most parents have the exclusive right to determine what their children do and what they do it with. So,...

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Are Common Law Marriages Legal in TX?

Do you need an official license from the state to be legally married? The answer depends on your jurisdiction. While most states require a formal marriage license, there are still eight U.S. states that recognize the legal validity of common law marriages. Texas is one of the minority of states...

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What is the Role of a Mediator During a Divorce?

Considering or preparing for a divorce? It can be an emotionally challenging, draining experience. The American Psychological Association (APA) reports that 20 percent of first marriages end in divorce within five years, and 48% of first marriages end in divorce within 20 years. Mediation may be the best legal option...

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What Does a Family Law Attorney Do?

Our Fort Worth family law attorney represents clients in sensitive matters that impact their rights in relationships, now and in the years to come.  Family law matters are among the most sensitive types of cases. They can impact your rights in regard to relationships with others, your financial security, and...

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Cyberbullying and Davids Law

Our Fort Worth family law attorney explains how, in the state of Texas, David’s Law has empowered schools and family members of cyberbullying victims to seek justice for their loved ones. Bullying is a despicable act that can have devastating impacts on victims. In our technological age, it is increasingly...

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What Constitutes Domestic Violence in TX?

Domestic violence, also known as family violence, is any act of physical violence or threat of physical violence against a member of the same family or same household. Family violence, also known as domestic violence, is a common cause of conflict and estrangement among members of the same family. It...

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How Does Family Court Determine If a Parent is Unfit?

One of the most challenging and contentious aspects of a breakup, separation, or divorce is the issue of child custody, which is also called conservatorship, possession, and access in Texas. In most cases, both parents will fight to gain custody of their children. But when making child custody determinations, the...

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How Long Does a Temporary Injunction Last?

There are different reasons why a court might issue temporary injunctions, including to protect a person or child, preserve property or evidence, and more. These injunctions prohibit a party from doing something, such as selling property or leaving town with a child. When a court issues a temporary injunction, it...

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Will Your Custody be Affected if You're a Parent with COVID-19?

Navigating shared custody is difficult enough during a pandemic, but the situation becomes significantly more complicated if one parent starts showing possible symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19. If this happens, how exactly will it impact your child custody arrangement? The guidance from Texas courts so far indicates that existing...

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How Can Divorce Affect Taxes?

When you are going through a divorce, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind. However, tax time comes around once a year and never fails, so it is important to be aware of the various effects that divorce and related issues can have on your taxes. You should...

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What to Consider When Divorcing a Business Partner

Starting your own business can be rewarding both financially and personally. If you start a business with your spouse, it can provide you with more freedom and result in a partnership in more ways than one. However, what happens if you and your spouse/business partner decide to get divorced?  ...

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In Texas, Legal Separation Doesn’t Exist

There are many reasons why you might want to live apart from your spouse without legally ending your marriage with a divorce. Some people hope that some time living separately can help them reconcile their differences and make the marriage stronger in the end. Others know their marriage relationship is...

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Is Parental Alienation a Crime in Texas?

When two people separate or divorce, it’s rarely amicable. With such strong emotions for each other gone awry, there can be a lot of anger, bitterness, and resentment. When those same two people have children, they can lose sight of what’s important and channel that anger and bitterness into the...

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Divorce and holidays Keeping bah humbugs away

This is the time of year when you probably start thinking about all the favorite traditions you share with your children during the holidays. Perhaps you’ve even ventured out to stores in Texas to buy a few gifts or get groceries in preparation of your celebrations. Such times are special,...

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