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Things to Know about Child Support in Texas

Douglas Smith has done about 4,000 family law cases. Many of those cases involve child support.  Here are some unique features in cases  involving child support. Child support is very much to be expected in any case involving minor children, whether the case is one involving paternity or divorce.  The courts are very careful to look for child support

Terminations and Adoptions

Terminations: Chapter 161 of the Texas Family Code (TFC) governs terminations. Terminations are either voluntary or involuntary.   The courts here in El Paso, Texas are very hesitant to allow for voluntary terminations.   That’s where the father or mother wants to terminate his or her own relationship with the children.  This is rare indeed.  But, let’s suppose a parent

Primary Conservatorship and Active Duty Service Members

Let’s look at some terminology for a minute!  In Texas we don’t use the terms “custody”, “primary custody”,  “physical custody” or “legal custody”. These terms may appear in divorce decrees from other states, but in Texas we talk about sole managing conservatorship and joint managing conservatorship.  Here is some language right out of the Texas Family

TESTIMONIALS

I'm thankful this time around Mr. Smith and his team were able to assist with my divorce case. Their honesty was on point they explained every senario my case can take but after all the turbulence that comes with a divorce it was settled in peace. Thank you once again for your work and may you continue to be able to assist others with their cases.
Joanna Garcia
Mr. Smith helped me get through the most difficult time in my life. He is a very experience Lawyer in this area of the law, Divorce. It is a very horrible word but his experience guided me to the best results that I've could have ever hoped for. He guided me and defended me like a pit bull and the end results were extremely favorable. My X did not have the glory of completely taking my kids or having her way. It was money well spent. I cannot say this enough. Thank you Mr. Smith from the bottom of my heart, you have given me back my life so that I can enjoy it with my children. May god bless you and your family.
Daniel Aguirre
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

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