Protecting What You Value Most

Month: April 2019

Educating yourself about divorce

If you are contemplating a divorce, you will be faced with many changes, some within your control and some not. One of the best ways to educate yourself about what lies ahead is to meet with a board-certified family lawyer in your area who can help identify options...

How to decide what to let go during property division

While some property division choices will be very clear to you, you and your ex-spouse are likely to share value in some of the same things. This is when property division can become particularly difficult to navigate. When is it wise to lament and which items should...

Child custody modifications

When parents in Texas divorce, they or a family law court judge will establish a child custody agreement. These agreements address issues such as physical and legal custody, parenting time and, when necessary, child support payments. In most cases, these agreements...

5 tips for dads trying to get custody

Sometimes gender norms can diminish a father's chances of being awarded joint custody. If you will be facing a contested custody case, the following tips may help. Express your love Bias may help illustrate women as the "nurturers" of a relationship. While this...

What should Texas fathers know heading into divorce?

Divorce can seem overwhelming as you create a new future. You are probably wondering what will happen to your home, how your retirement accounts will be divided and whether you will have to pay spousal maintenance. However, Texas fathers' foremost concerns revolve...

Types of spousal support in Texas

If you are going through a divorce, you may have been told by friends and family that there is no chance for alimony according to Texas law. This used to be true. Until fairly recently, alimony was not allowed in Texas. Now, however, divorcing people may fight for...

Making and changing holiday plans with your ex

Several of the year's biggest holidays are just around the corner and the accompanying headaches might already be making themselves known. As a divorced parent, you already know how difficult it can be to juggle your life, your child, your ex, visitation schedules and...

How to prepare for IV-D court

IV-D court is a child support court that is typically held when one parent accuses the other of not complying with child support payments or a parent wants to change the amount of an existing child support order. IV-D court can also be used to establish paternity of a...