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How important is having an attorney for your divorce in Texas?

Many people file for divorce in Texas without the assistance of an attorney. The internet is an amazing thing- if you search long enough you can find all the necessary documents online that ...
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Child Support when the guideline amount is insufficient

When it comes to a divorce or child custody case, one of the most frequently heard questions that I receive is how much does the State of Texas require be paid on a monthly basis in child support. If ...
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Where will my child's custody case need to be filed?

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan recently had a client who had an interesting, albeit frustrating situation on his hands. This gentleman had lived, been married and had children in Texas. He and his wife ...
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What are the steps towards increasing or decreasing a child support obligation in Texas?

The Texas Family Code sets forth the rules that you have to follow in order to either increase or decrease a person’s child support obligation. Clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan come to ...
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What exactly does child support cover in Texas?

If any of you reading this are a parent like I am then you know that raising kids is challenging, shall we say. It’s rewarding, gratifying and at times requires selfless attention but no matter ...
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Texas Child Support Basics

In order to determine your potential responsibility for child support it’s necessary to first figure out how child support is actually calculated. The state of Texas calculates current child ...
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Texas Child Support Basics, Part Two

In our prior blog post I discussed how child support is calculated in Texas (based on net monthly income) and what counts as income. In this blog we will continue our discussion by outlining how ...
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Challenging a paternity finding in Texas

The law in the state of Texas is that a man is legally presumed to be the father of any child that is born to his wife either during the course of their marriage or before the 301 st day after the ...
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Clearing up rumors about child support in Texas

Clearing up rumors about child support in Texas One of the areas of family law that attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan get questions asked the most about is child support. Whether you are ...
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How to lower your child support obligation in Texas

How to lower your child support obligation in Texas In the event that you’ve lost your job, your pay has been decreased or any scenario in between occurs you will want to know your rights when ...
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Divorce in Texas: How to separate from your spouse with your sanity and wallet intact

Every once in a while potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will walk into our office with questions about a divorce. These folks will begin talking about their situation when they will ...
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How to raise or lower your monthly child support obligation in Texas

When parents go to court and have a child support order established, either through a divorce or child custody case, that order will take into account the number of children an obligor (the parent who ...
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Can I Still get Child Support After the Paying Spouse Dies in Texas?

Recently, a prior client who I had represented in her divorce came in to discuss some recent developments in her case. Her questions caused me to look into an area of child support law that I was ...
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How can I get child support if my ex-spouse lives outside of Texas?

The subject of child support is probably the most delicate one that the attorneys at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan deal with on a near daily basis. This is the case no matter if we are talking with ...
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Military Divorces in Texas

Life for the men and women who serve in our country’s military is both extremely rewarding but also full of challenges and hardships. As an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, I have ...
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What sets a Texas Family Law case apart from other civil cases?

For those of you who are not experienced with legal cases you may be wondering what sets family law cases apart from other areas of law. Having worked with clients across Southeast Texas in courts ...
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Paternity Law Essentials for Texas Families

When a child is born in Texas and his or her parents are not married there the child will not have a legal father. Of course, the child has an actual father but that biological father must complete ...
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Child Support Enforcement Defense - Act Sooner Rather than Later

We have written several articles on why it is a good idea to pay your child support. We also have written articles on why ignoring a child support agreement or making an informal agreement with the ...
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I Am Already Divorced. Can My Ex Divorce Me in Another State?

Recently, a friend and fellow attorney asked me some questions regarding one of his cases. He was representing the husband in a divorce case. The facts were a little unusual in that they had competing ...
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Texas Child Visitation Enforcement

One of the biggest reasons people seek out our help in a divorce or custody case is there are children involved. One scenario that we hear frequently is that a parent will go to pick up the children ...
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Mediation Essentials for Divorce and Child Custody cases in Texas

The image of divorce from TV and movies is that the husband and wife will inevitably wind up in a courtroom arguing with one another over every last issue of their marriage. Attorneys on TV are nasty ...
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Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

Something our office gets a lot of questions regarding is the termination of parental rights. Many of these questions are from fathers who do not want to pay child support. I generally have to tell ...
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Conservatorship in a Texas Divorce

A common first question for an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to ask a potential client in a consultation is what they would like to see happen in a best-case scenario. A common response ...
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How to Calculate Net Resources for Child Support payments

Different people earn their incomes in different manners. At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we have clients who are a salaried employee working for a major corporation. Others work as hourly employees ...
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Establishing paternity upon the birth of a child in Texas

When two married people have a child, it is presumed that the father of the child is the mother’s husband. For that presumption to be rebutted, evidence to the contrary must be produced for a ...
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