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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Soldier fights for parenting time between deployments

In Texas, when a relationship sours, the result may be an escalation of disagreements. There are two sides to every story, and when parenting time is in dispute, the battle is often fought with claims and counterclaims. One man, a soldier in the United States Army, is currently fighting against the odds for custody of his daughter, but the child's mother claims he is not what he pretends to be.

Man arrested for owing $139,000 in child support

Courts do not relish sending parents to jail. In fact, when it comes to failure to pay child support, the state of Texas may provide many opportunities for a parent to catch up and fulfill his or her responsibilities. In most cases, serving time behind bars is a last resort for parents who refuse to pay what the court has ordered. One man in another state is now serving time after falling behind on his obligation.

Military divorce amendment may change division of retirement pay

Divorce among military families in Texas is not uncommon. Military life is stressful because it often involves moving frequently and leaving civilian spouses alone during deployments. For decades, military divorce has had protections in place for the spouses of those in uniform, on the premise that those spouses often sacrifice their own careers for the career of the one who is serving. Those protections may be changing, and some in the military feel those changes are a good thing.

Divorce issues may require careful assessment of one's finances

When one spouse files for divorce after decades of marriage, the other spouse may feel blindsided. People in Texas in this situation may have no idea how to prepare for futures that are very different from the ones they anticipated with their spouses. It may be even more complicated when the spouse who decides to end the marriage is the one who handled the money and dealt with the family finances. This may leave the former partner dealing with a multitude of confusing divorce issues.