Category Archives: Houston Divorce Attorney

Things to Know about Retroactive Child Support

Author: | August 24th, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

It is possible that a non-custodial parent who was not initially asked for child support is later ordered by the court to pay a certain amount on the basis of a petition filed by the custodial parent or the Attorney General. This amount thus paid is known as retroactive child support. In the event parents are separated, retroactive child support can be ordered from the date of separation of the … Read more »

Texas Family Code & Modification of an SAPCR

Author: | August 17th, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

There are many circumstances that necessitate changes to a previously given order related to child support, conservatorship, and/or possession & access. In legal terms, this filing of petition or motion in the court is known as modification of a Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship (SAPCR). Title 5; Subtitle B; Chapter 156, of the Texas Family Code defines the conditions & procedure to file for the modification of an SAPCR. … Read more »

Court-ordered Processes that Aid in Determining Conservatorship

Author: | July 27th, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

Texas Family Code Chapter 153 defines the various factors that are taken into account by a family court before deciding on conservatorship and this chapter also mentions the various rights & duties that come with conservatorship. However, in some cases, a court may not be able to determine the type and manner of conservatorship. In such situations, a family court has the right to order certain processes (appointments) that could … Read more »

Court Processes for the Child Protection Cases

Author: | July 13th, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

In one of the previous blogs, we discussed the role of Child Protective Services (CPS) or as it referred in Texas, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Now, let’s briefly discuss the various hearings and meetings that are associated with the child abuse & neglect cases. In majority of such cases, the different processes involved are: emergency hearing, adversary hearing (also known as show cause), initial permanency planning … Read more »

Protective Orders In Texas Against Family Violence

Author: | May 28th, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney, Texas Family Law

Texas Family Code provides protection against family violence committed by a family member as well as by an outsider who has/had a relationship with the petitioner. Protective order, also known as restraining order in some states, is a court order issued to protect the victims (or likely victims) of family violence. There are two terms that are used in this regard namely family violence and dating violence that cover various … Read more »

Getting texts off your phone for trial

Author: | May 23rd, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

Getting texts off your phone for trial Judges and Juries will not usually read the texts from your phone.  It is always best to print out the texts and offer the paper version into evidence.  Also, offering and getting the phone into evidence, means your phone is now part of the court’s record, so you will never get it back. Printing messages from your phone For iPhone: One way is … Read more »

Voir dire jury for divorce and child custody

Author: | May 22nd, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

Voir dire jury for divorce and child custody Voir dire is used to determine if any juror is biased and/or cannot deal with the issues fairly, or if there is cause not to allow a juror to serve (knowledge of the facts; acquaintanceship with parties, witnesses or attorneys; occupation which might lead to bias; prejudice against the father being appointed the primary; or previous experiences such as having been sued … Read more »

Divorce and Family law

Author: | May 3rd, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

Divorce and Family law The ever famed quote, “The solely permanent issue in the world is amendment,” may be over used but it’s true. 2 folks that is also substantially in love nowadays and so determined to get married and have a family will never be sure of how they’re planning to be in a few years time. they will get on superb terms today however they could also be … Read more »

Easy Houston Divorce

Author: | April 30th, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

Easy Houston Divorce Couples typically divorce because they can no longer get along with one another. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, for them to agree on the major issues that need to be decided when a marriage is dissolved. Some couples are able to work through these issues on their own and simply reach to an easy divorce agreement.  An easy divorce is usually one that is uncontested. … Read more »

Non contested divorce

Author: | April 29th, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

Non contested divorce Non-contested divorce is usually the choice of couples who wish to end a marriage and separate the community assets without the public show in a courtroom. Couples who choose to divorce but want to remain amicable often choose non- contested divorce. Many couples find that non- contested divorce is not only more amicable but also less expensive than a long drawn out divorce with endless court appearance. … Read more »