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Prepare and protect finances for a Texas divorce

When deciding to end a marriage, couples must address a variety of issues, such as living arrangements or custody if children are involved. A major area of discussion in a Texas divorce frequently concerns money. Determining how to separate the finances in a marriage can be complicated. Experts have offered suggestions to help get finances

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

Alimony in Texas

Yes, Texas has a law providing for post-divorce alimony. In Texas it is called maintenance.  Don’t confuse post-divorce alimony or maintenance with pre-trial support. A family judge can order a spouse to support another spouse during the pre-trial phase of a case.  But, this article is about alimony that comes after a divorce. The court may order alimony

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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