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Post-Divorce Action in Texas Divorces

You may be well familiar with the fact that family courts retain jurisdiction to modify decrees that contain parent-child matters such as custody, access and possession, child support and medical/dental support.  As circumstances change and as those circumstances materially affect children the courts may intervene to change prior orders to adjust custodial rights, to reset access

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Cases

Mediated Settlement Agreements In El Paso divorce  divorce attorneys and their clients often seek to resolve disputes by submitting to mediation.  And, if the mediation is successful then the participants will sign an agreement reflecting their agreement on certain matters in dispute.  There are some very special requirements, which if met, make the agreement irrevocable! According to

Enforcement of Decrees Involving the Parent Child Relationship

Divorce attorneys spend many hours preparing for final hearings where children are involved.  A vast percentage of parent-child cases are settled before trial.  More and more family judges are ordering that parties participate in mediated settlement conferences so that as many disputes as possible are reduced to what is called a Mediated Settlement Agreement (MSA).  These MSA’s are

Enforcement of Child Support Judgements

The courts are given special contempt powers to enforce judgments obtained in family law cases. This would  commonly appear in non-payment of child support, in not providing for health insurance for minor children as ordered in a governing order, in not allowing for access to and possession of children, in not paying maintenance under Chapter 8 of

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