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What you need to know about: Child Support in Texas

Many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan come into our office for a consultation and have a concern about one subject in particular prior to engaging in a divorce or child custody case ...
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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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Child Support Payments in Texas: How to Make them and Why

When a parent is ordered, whether in a divorce or child custody case, to pay child support that parent’s natural inclination may be to want to pay the other parent the support directly. I ...
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Divorce and Special Needs Children in Texas Revisited

Divorces are difficult on all members of the family no matter the circumstances. However, if a child has a disability of some sort this can lead to additional problems that need to be solved by the ...
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Can my Texas Driver's License Be Suspended for Not paying Child Support?

Chapter 232 of the Texas Family Code has the answer to the question of whether a person can have their Driver’s License suspended for failure to pay child support. In short, yes, your ...
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What is taken into account for Child Support Calculations in Texas

One of the major concerns families have when going through a Texas divorce is how support will be paid to the custodial parent from the non-custodial parent. Custodial, for clarification’s sake, ...
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Texas Child Support Order Modification (Part 2)

When a potential client walks through the door at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan wanting to change the terms of a Texas child support order their reasons are typically very straightforward. Typically, ...
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Military Support Without a Court Order During a Divorce in Texas

In prior articles, we have discussed alimony, spousal support and child support. We have also discussed “spousal starving” when one spouse cuts off financial access to the other spouse. In ...
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My Wife is Taking Half My Paycheck in Child Support. What can I do?

It is not unusual for parents I meet with for consults to have questions regarding child support. Often, the parent paying thinks he is paying too much and the parent receiving feels they are not ...
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Can I get Child Support for my Adult Child in Texas?

Recently I had a consult with a potential client who was inquiring about modifying a child support order. This is a very common occurrence over the course of a child’s life and something we see ...
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The Dirty Trick of Quitting Your Job to Avoid Child Support During a Texas Divorce

Unfortunately, some spouses do not feel an obligation to support their children after a divorce. I have heard all kinds of excuses from “I shouldn’t have to pay because I have a car ...
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15 Myths About Divorce in Texas

When I meet with potential new clients many of them come to me with preconceived ideas on how property is divided in a Texas Divorce. There are many myths floating around on how property is divided ...
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Can I get child support while my Texas divorce is pending?

Often, once a divorce is initiated, a need for support arises for the custodial parent (the one with whom the child or children primarily reside). A common question that clients in this situation ask ...
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Child Support and College Tuition in Texas

In the United States, a parent is obligated to support his or her children, regardless of whether parents are married to each other or not. In Texas, we have guidelines regarding what amount to set ...
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Child Custody Basics in Texas

I often have potential clients that come into my office wanting “custody.” Custody is a term that means different things to different people. In my experience, child custody matters can be ...
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Special Needs Children and Divorce in Texas

The stresses associated with raising a special needs child can have a profoundly negative effect on a marriage. These stresses can exacerbate other issues within a marriage and push the parties ...
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How to get above guideline child support.

In Texas, child support is most always owed by the parent who does not have primary custody of the child. How child support is owed is set by a statutorily based percentage to the owing party's ...
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Child Support Modification in Texas (Part 1)

It is not uncommon for a client to express concern to me regarding possible changes to their income during a divorce in relation to their obligations to pay child support. What I usually tell them is ...
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