Child support and filing your taxes

As tax season rolls around again, how to handle child support payments can be a confusing matter. One of the main questions that parents of a child under a custody order have is who can claim the child for a tax exemption. As with most other family law issues, there is not one answer that applies to...

Texas delays distribution of millions in child support

Parents have a responsibility to provide for their children's needs whether parents are married or unmarried, living together or separated. Child support agreements and court orders reinforce those obligations. Texas had the highest child support collections rate in the nation last year at $3.8 bill...

What do the Texas Statutes say about child support?

Support for your child in the process of divorcing is extremely important to you. Ensuring that this child has no additional changes to his or her life is paramount to you. They have already had to face the fact that their mom and dad are not going to be together anymore. How much more upheaval will...

How to change the support order after a divorce is final

When you get a divorce in Texas, most of the time there will be children involved. While property division due to a divorce is not able to be changed after the divorce is final, custody and support can be adjusted to better meet the needs of the child. Having legal representation who know the laws l...

Reducing the anxiety that accompanies child support modifications

Once a divorcing couple has ironed out all the details of their child support plan, the last thing either spouse wants to do is revisit the process. However, life likes to turn up the heat occasionally by making such dreaded tasks necessary. The anxiety that seems to go hand-in-hand with making chil...

Parents behind in child support both nationally and in Texas

The process of sorting out matters related to a divorce or the end of a relationship is often contentious. This is particularly true when children are involved. Despite the fact that parents will forever be linked as a result of the existence of their kids, they sometimes have a hard time working th...

Texas finds success with child support recovery program

As some individuals reading this are likely well aware, just because a child support order is in place doesn’t mean that the custodial parent will get the money he or she is entitled to. When child support payments aren’t made children can suffer and in some instances may lack the bare necessiti...

Apps designed to help with child support communication

For many the process of reaching a divorce settlement is long and difficult. While they would like to think that it is all behind them once a settlement agreement is reached, this is not always the case. For example, managing the expenses tied to rearing children outside of the child support agreem...

When is the “Best Time” to file for Divorce?

I have been practicing law for over a decade and this is one of the most popular questions I hear on a weekly basis. The answer is not always easy or a quick one to make. I always recommend that if the thought of filing for divorce has merely crossed your mind, or if you are ready to file, schedule ...

Divorce — Is It Your New Year’s Resolution for 2014?

Each new year brings resolve for change. I schedule several new client consultations in December and January each year and a consistent theme in those meetings is that my client no longer desires to continue living in a marriage lacking love, passion, or anything in common besides their children. I...