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Access and Possession Orders

When there are minor children in a  paternity or divorce case, invariably you will find an access and possession order in the final decree. Usually the first “dispositive” part of the decree involves custody, then access and possession. The courts routinely require that the decree contain a listing of the rights and powers of parent conservators.

Presumptions in Divorce Cases

So you think you are going to be involved in a divorce.  Your marriage has hit a wall and it does not appear like you will be able to reconcile your differences with your spouse.  Every divorce is different. Some divorces only involve terminating the marital relationship.  Other divorces involve dividing marital assets.  Finally, some divorces involve terminating the

Enforcement of Child Support Order

The Court has enormous power to enforce child support orders.  In fact, regardless of the age of the child who was the object of a child support order, the court retains jurisdiction to enforce a child support order until “all current support, medical support, dental support, and child support arrearages, including interest and any applicable fees

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

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