Month: June 2016

Top 4 Reasons to Exercise Your Extended Summer Possession Order Rights

Summer is here! Time for vacations, outdoors, and fun. Most kids are out of school and most parents are able to take time off from work. If you have a parentage agreement or court order with your child’s other parent, chances are you have extended summer parenting time that you can spend with your child. …

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Are you Sure You Have a Common Law Marriage? Texas Common Law Marriage Requirements

Some Texas couples live together for years but never get a marriage license. They believe that because they share the same home, have children together, and mix their money, they have a “common-law marriage” that is equal in terms, rights, and duties to a more typical marriage entered into under a state-issued marriage license. But …

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SUPPORT FOR A MINOR OR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITY IN TEXAS (TFC 154.301+)

 Child Support for a Minor Child With Disability in Texas Texas courts may order either or both parents to provide support for a child for an “indefinite period” if the child requires substantial care and personal supervision because of a mental or physical disability, whether institutionalized or not, when that child will not be capable …

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SHOULD YOU BRING A LAWYER TO TX AG CSRPs (CHILD SUPPORT REVIEW) MEETINGS?

Everyday, Texas parents who have Attorney General (AG) child support cases receive Child Support Review Process Notices inviting them to attend negotiation conferences in child support field offices across the State. These meetings, called CSRP (Child Support Review Process) conferences (or phone conferences), are non-adversarial mediation discussions  where parents try to  resolve legal issues involving child support. Parents can establish a new …

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The age a child can decide which parent to live with under Texas law

Can a child choose which parent she wants to live with? It depends. Texas law sets 12 years old as the age a child can be interviewed by the judge for the judge to obtain the child’s desires on who he or she wants to live with. However, this age is not an automatic age a child can …

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