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Can Child Support Be Collected from Tax Refunds? A Texas Child Support Lawyer Explains.

Can Child Support Be Collected from Tax Refunds

Anyone behind in their child support payments could have the Texas child support enforcement office collect payments from their IRS tax refund to cover any arrears. This is often referred to as a tax refund seizure. The collected money will then be given to the appropriate child support agency by…

What is the Likely Amount of Child Support I Would Need to Pay in Texas?

What is the Likely Amount of Child Support I Would Need to Pay in Texas

The amount of child support paid by a parent in Texas gets calculated by multiplying the net income of the parent by a stator percentage. According to Texas law, courts are able to order support to get paid when the parents are living separately, regardless if they share child custody….

Can Grandparents Get Child Custody or Visitation Rights? A Family Law Attorney Explains.

Can Grandparents Get Child Custody or Visitation Rights?

The bond between grandparents and their grandchildren is special. It is one that is built over time. To flourish, the grandparent grandchild relationship needs geographical proximity, physical contact, and a sense of normalcy. When parents threaten that bond through divorce, abuse, or a family misunderstanding; grandparents are understandably distraught and…

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Father’s Rights: Learn What They are from a Texas Family Law Attorney

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Father’s Rights: Learn What They are from a Texas Family Law Attorney

If you are a man heading into custody proceedings, you likely have a number of questions and concerns. These likely include questions about a father’s parental rights in Texas. There are five things you may not know about your parental rights as a father. We will discuss these here, and…

Working out a Visitation Plan With Your Ex-Spouse and How an Attorney Can Help

Working out a Visitation Plan With Your Ex-Spouse and How an Attorney Can Help

Issues pertaining to child custody are often the most difficult aspect of any divorce to resolve. There is often a great deal of conflict that occurs in situations where both parents feel very passionately, and finding the best custody arrangement can often be a messy battle. Parents who are awarded…

Will I Ever See My Kids Again? Custody Battles and Divorce

Custody Battles and Divorce

Of more than thirteen million single parents with custody in America, around ten percent have informal child support agreements. What about child custody? More than a quarter of those under the age of 21 lived with just one custodial parent. Whether you are a mother, a father, a step-parent, or…

Common Myths About Divorce Litigation

Common Myths About Divorce Litigation

Over the years, many myths have come up surrounding divorce cases. These are often the result of someone believing their personal divorce experience is representative of all experiences or quoting something they heard from a friend of a friend. The problem with these myths is that they spread misinformation about…

Texas Trends Toward 50/50 Shared Custody – Common Questions in Shared Custody Cases

Shared Custody Texas Trends 50 / 50

More and more family judges in Texas it seems are willing to move away from standard custody procedure in the state and render judgments in favor of 50/50 shared child custody arrangements. Currently, Texas adheres to a standard possession schedule which allows for the non-custodial parents to spend time with…

Child Support and Net Resources: What to Know

Child Support and Net Resources

If you have a child custody case, there’s a good chance you’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about child support. You may have even tried to use an online calculator to get an idea of what child support might be in your case. Unfortunately, most online child support…

10 FUN Things To Do With Your Kids – Part 1

School's out kids playing with bubbles

If you are newly divorced or have a new custody arrangement, you may be looking for ways to entertain the kids this summer that won’t break the bank. There’s some truth to the old saying that “two can live as cheaply as one.” For a previously married couple to suddenly…