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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

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (USSJEA)

he Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is designed to give all states a pattern to follow in determining how to exercise jurisdiction over custodial issues. Since adults today are very mobile they take their children with them as they travel all over the country, looking for new employment, following a new spouse

Motorcycle Accidents

There are more than 8,410,255 motorcycles in the United States.  In Texas one in every 58 persons owns a motorcycle.   The national average is one in every 36 persons. I guess pick up trucks are more popular in Texas.   But, nevertheless, there are lots of motorcycles out there on the road.   The motorcycle driver in the know always

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Very ethical, helpful, and knowledgeable of the law. Mr Smith helped me with a personal injury case after an automobile accident. I didn't want to gouge the other person, but Mr Smith was able to help me gather all the documentation I needed to get what was most due to me by law. His knowledge of the law and how these negotiations work, helped me minimize the amount of time I had to spend while maximizing the outcome. Definitely worth it.
Trent Butcher
Easy and pleasant experience when I needed help. Mr Smith and Susie were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process. Will definitely be returning if the need arises. Thank you all so much!
Leo Torres
I had been trying to get divorced for over a year! As active duty military I got married in Hawaii, then got stationed in Germany after I decided to go for the divorce so it was nearly impossible for me to be able to get a divorce without being in the states. After finally getting back stateside Mr. Smith and his firm were able to divorce me in only 63 Days! It was almost unreal to me after everything I had been through & everything I tried. I got everything I wanted in the divorce, from full custody, to retroactive child support, my last name back, everything! I am extremely happy with Mr. Smith services. Very profesional & reliable lawyer. I would defitinely come back to him for any Reason I may need him.
Nataly G. Perez Ramos

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