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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

Family Protective Orders

The Texas Family Code allows a court to issue a protective order in cases where it finds that family violence has occurred and is likely to occur again in the future. “Family violence” covers not only acts of assault resulting in bodily injury, but also threats of assault or physical harm that a reasonable person

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

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