Monthly Archives: June 2019

Separate Versus Community Property In Divorce

El Paso Divorce Lawyer – Douglas C. Smith In a divorce case separate property is not subject to division by the divorce court.  Community property is.    Separate property consists of property owned or claimed before marriage.  It is also property received by a spouse during the marriage by gift, devise or descent.   Separate property can include a recovery

Modifications in Child Support Cases

When a court issues an order involving child support and/or health and dental insurance, it retains jurisdiction to modify its own order.  This is a common feature in child support. A person’s income can change over the years and the person paying the child support (called the obligor) should anticipate that the parent receiving child

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) limits the jurisdiction that can properly establish and modify child support orders and addresses the enforcement of child support obligations within the United States. In 1996, Congress passed, and President Bill Clinton signed, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, which required that states adopt UIFSA by January

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