When a parent is behind on making child support payments, the penalties can impact virtually every aspect of his or her life. States vary on what those penalties are. Texas is considered to have some of the country's harshest.
In an effort to force people to pay their child support, Texas is changing the laws. Now, those who owe money are not going to be able to renew their license plates.
Those who are dealing with abusive partners need to know that they have the right to use protective orders. These orders can limit interaction between the two or make it illegal for the abusive party to even contact the other individual, thus serving to keep him or her safe.
It often seems like most advice about getting through a divorce and moving on with your life is written by and for women. Although it's a cliche, many women are more comfortable opening up about their feelings and fears than men are. However, divorced men can provide a wealth of information that can help other men still going through the process, particularly when it comes to big issues like parenting and new relationships.
If you marry in another country and then live in the United States, getting a divorce may have some complications. One Houston couple is now embroiled in a multi-million-dollar battle that reaches from Pakistan to Houston.
If you haven't been involved in a divorce or other family law case this year, you may not be aware of some of the changes that Texas state lawmakers made during 2015 to the Texas Family Code. These changes could impact divorce cases as well as child custody cases.
A man in Texas was wrongfully arrested on the grounds of sexual assault, and he was sent to prison. He stayed there for 25 years, getting out in the mid-1990s. Another man had committed the crimes, but this wasn't discovered until DNA evidence was used to clear his name.
It's essential in a divorce to work to get what you need to move forward with your life. That doesn't mean fighting over everything just because you want to get back at your spouse. It does mean determining what is important to you and fighting for that. However, too many people give away power during a divorce in ways they don't even realize. Following are some important ways to avoid doing that.
Sometimes, unfortunately, close relationships can descend into threats and violence. No one should have to deal with that. There are legal steps that you can take to help protect yourself, your children and other loved ones against anyone who has done harm or threatened harm to you.
In most cases in Texas, child custody is going to be awarded to the mother, the father or a split between the two. This is considered to be ideal by the court, which will often strive to make sure that both parents are in the child's life.