Unmarried couples need to establish paternity

When a child is born to a couple who is unmarried, they may already know beyond a shadow of a doubt who the father is. Many unmarried couples are very committed to one another, they are living together, and they may even have intentionally been trying to have a child together. The couple may be as...

Child custody: Long-distance moves might require court approval

Child custody orders have some points that govern what the parents can do. Generally, these orders have some geographical limitations or requirements, such as having to give notice and agreement from the non-custodial parent if the custodial parent is planning on moving out of the area. If the non-c...

What does a qualified domestic relations order do for me?

Upon finalizing a divorce, there may be payments that must be made from one spouse to another. Spousal support and child support are two of them. A "qualified domestic relations order or QRDO," is a special order that is used to distribute pension rights between divorcing couples. If your spouse had...

Mediation to resolve the biggest divorce issues

There are times when the best way to resolve a divorce is through direct negotiation. This means that both parties, with the help of their attorneys, negotiate the finer details of the split. However, there are also situations in which mediation is the best way to move forward. In some cases, this a...

Virtual visitation offers all parents and children interaction

After parents divorce, there is the possibility that one of the parents will have to move away from the area. In the past, that meant that the child didn't get to interact with the parent who didn't live nearby. With the advances made in technology, it is now possible for the parent and the child to...

Legal separation can be had in Texas

Getting a divorce often starts with one spouse moving out of the family home and living a separate life. It can be hard on both of the people who are involved in this process. Getting a legal separation in Texas is not hard. You need to make your intention clear to the party you are separating fro...

How do I prepare for a financial separation during divorce?

The end of a marriage creates a drastic change for Dallas-Fort Worth spouses. Many people focus on the emotional aspects of a marital break-up, which can be very tough to handle. However, a high-asset divorce involves a lot more than two people choosing to take separate paths. Divorce is about the ...