Posts Tagged ‘child custody’
As a parent, you have many concerns for your children. Struggling to get the proper child support from the non-custodial parent should not be one of them. In the state of Texas, there are harsh penalties for a non-custodial parent’s failure to pay monthly child support. If you find yourself in a situation where you are struggling to collect child support monthly, the Arlington TX family law attorneys with the Law Offices of David Kohm are here to help.
If the non-custodial parent of your child attempts to avoid paying for child care, know that you have rights and can pursue legal action. They can be subjected to the suspension of their driver’s license, or even arrested. Child support is something you should take very serious, and our reputable and reliable family law attorneys take it very seriously. With our aggressive legal action, you will know that your case is in competent hands. The state of Texas takes child support very seriously as well, as Texas is one of the few states that has garnishment laws, meaning that child support is required to be garnished from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck. Should you have an issue collecting your child support payments, however, you need experienced legal counsel advising you as to what to do next. You need the Law Offices of David Kohm.
If you find yourself in need of assistance collecting child support payments, rely on the Law Offices of David Kohm. For additional information on collecting child support, give us a call at 817-204-0900 or contact us online today.
Adopting a child can be one of the most fulfilling and satisfying processes one can ever go through. On the same end, however, adoption can be an extremely complicated process as well. This is why you need a reliable attorney to walk you through the process and fight on your side throughout it. The Arlington TX family law attorneys with the Law Offices of David Kohm can provide these services for you.
Adoption laws can vary from state to state, and our expert attorneys can help you understand the rules and regulations surrounding Texas adoption laws. Adoption can be a long process, one involving background checks, home visits, and various forms and papers that need to be completed and filed on time. Your attorney can help you make sure all your needs are being met and all your bases are covered when it comes to your potential adoption. With so much to remember, it is extremely beneficial to have a reputable lawyer on your side to make sure everything you need done is done, and you can welcome your new son or daughter into your home in no time.
For all your family law needs, the Law Offices of David Kohm are the law firm to rely on. Our expert team of attorneys can be in your corner every step of the way. For more information regarding adoption in Arlington and the surrounding area, give us a call at 817-204-0900 or contact us online today.
Child custody can be one of the most complicated processes to deal with when going through a divorce. Our Arlington TX divorce attorneys with the Law Offices of David Kohm understand this, and can assist you every step of the way when dealing with this delicate issue. When you are struggling with child custody today, we are here to help.
You understandably can have many questions in this time. Our experienced and knowledgeable family law attorneys can answer them all accurately and efficiently for you. Often, mediation and evaluation are recommended when it comes to the custody of the children. This avoids having the court involved, as it is best if the two sides can agree on a mutual decision for the children. When the court is involved, the judge is the final decision maker. At the Law Offices of David Kohm, we employ a certified mediator who is highly qualified to deal with just these kinds of issues. With a mediation or evaluation, you avoid having the judge make the ultimate decision when it comes to your children. Our prompt and professional divorce attorneys will be by your side through every step of this process, so you can rest easy when it comes to the future of you and your family.
For all your family law needs in Arlington and the surrounding area, the Law Offices of David Kohm are the firm to rely on. For additional information regarding child custody, give us a call at 817-204-0900 or contact us online today.
Domestic abuse is broadly defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship. Some studies show that less than one percent of domestic violence cases are reported to the police. Our Arlington TX family law attorney can help with all domestic abuse cases in Arlington TX and the surrounding areas.
The Law Offices of David Kohm understands domestic abuse is a serious crime and will always treat these cases as nothing less. Our domestic violence attorneys have extensive experience dealing with domestic violence cases and will help you get the protection you need before the situation escalates.
Each individual’s case will differ and The Law Offices of David Kohm can coach you through the legal process. In some cases a protective or temporary order is necessary. We will also explain the responsibilities of a medical professional when dealing with a domestic abuse case. Those acting in good faith when contacting law enforcement about a domestic violence incident will be granted immunity from liability in subsequent civil proceedings.
To learn more about legal protection surrounding domestic violence in Arlington TX, call our offices today at (817) 204-0900, or schedule an appointment online.
New amendments to the Family Code became effective Sept. 1, 2011. Now the court may order spousal maintenance after a divorce for a period up to 5 years if either spouse lacks sufficient property to provide for his/her minimum reasonable needs and the spouse from whom maintenance is requested was convicted of or received deferred adjudication for committing family violence within two years before filing for divorce or while the suit is pending. The court may also order maintenance if a spouse is unable to earn sufficient income and has been married for 10 years or longer. The duration of the maintenance now depends on whether a marriage lasted at least 10, 20, or 30 years. If married 10 years, maintenance can be ordered for up to 5 years; if married 20 years, for up to 7 years, and if married 30 years, for up to 10 years. Additionally, the court may modify a maintenance obligation on a showing of a material and substantial change.
Other amendments to the Family Code pertain to hearsay statements of a child victim and to the duration of protective orders. The amended law allows a statement made by a child 12 years of age or younger that describes alleged family violence against the child to be admissible as evidence in a hearing on the application for a protective order. The courts may render a protective order that exceeds 2 years if a person who is subject to a protective order caused serious bodily injury or has been the subject of two or more protective orders.
Another amendment to the Family Code pertains to termination of the parent-child relationship and the duty to pay child support in circumstances involving mistaken paternity. Any man who signed an acknowledgment of paternity without first obtaining genetic testing may file a termination suit within one year of the date he becomes aware he is not the child’s genetic father if he signed an acknowledgment of paternity or failed to contest parentage because of his mistaken belief that he was the child’s genetic father based on misrepresentations made to him
Another new amendment to the Family Code pertains to possession of a child under three years of age. In determining a possession schedule for children in this age group the court shall consider factors such as the caregiving provided to the child before and during the current suit, the effect on the child that may result from separation from either party, and the physical, medical, behavioral, and developmental needs of the child.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these new amendments or any Family Law matters please feel free to contact us today at 817-861-8400.