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Child Support Suits after the death of a parent in Texas

If you have gone to a family law court in Texas and had an order issued from the judge that relates to child support (known as an Order in Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship ( SAPCR )) then that ...
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How to handle child support as the non custodial parent, Part Two

In yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we introduced our topic of child support cases from the noncustodial parent’s perspective. You are the non-custodial parent if ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Child Support in Divorce

Of all the subjects surrounding a divorce, child support seems to garner the most extreme opinions from parents. The child support levels are either too high or not high enough, depending upon your ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Punishments for the failure to pay child support

In child support enforcement cases your back is against the wall if the record from the Attorney General’s Office shows that you have not paid your support obligation in full and on time. In ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Defenses to Child Support Enforcement Suits

If you find yourself in a position where you have been unable to pay the child support you have been ordered to pay there are defenses that you can offer in an enforcement hearing. The fact of the ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Modifications and Enforcements

In general, courts are wary about modifying orders that designate the parent with the exclusive duty to determine the primary residence of a child. This is the case in large part because courts do not ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Initiating a child support case

If you are wanting to begin a family law case involving child support matters it is recommended that you contact an attorney before doing so. I know- shock of the century- a family law attorney is ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Child Support in Focus

Whether you are expected to pay or receive child support in a divorce or Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship ( SAPCR ), there is no one topic that I answer questions about more frequently ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce? Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Lawyer

Many people believe that a divorce in Texas should be easy, that it is just a status change ending the marriage and that it does not directly impact other issues. However, that is not the case. A ...
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Defending against a Child Support Enforcement Case

If you are facing an enforcement case where your ex-spouse has asserted that you have missed child support payments then you can take heart that there are defenses that you and your attorney can offer ...
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Family Law Enforcement Hearings: Agreements to Settle and Trial

Most family law cases in general settle before a trial is reached and enforcement cases are no different, especially those where contempt is sought as a punishment. Contempt is basically when a court ...
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Pre-Trial Essentials for a Texas family law enforcement case

If you have done any research or spoken with an attorney on the subject of enforcement cases then you have probably seen or heard the word “ contempt ” used a time or two. Contempt ...
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Reviewing your case history is crucial to success in an enforcement case

Once you have hired an attorney to represent you in an enforcement case there are some steps that you should work with your attorney to complete prior to actually filing the paperwork with the clerk ...
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Defending against an Enforcement Action in Texas

If you have been served with papers from your ex-spouse asserting that you have violated your Divorce Decree it may be the case that you have been caught off guard and don’t really know what to ...
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Preparing for an Enforcement case in Texas

In the event that your ex-spouse has violated a portion of your Final Decree of Divorce it is likely that you will want to hold him or her accountable for having done so. It could be that you were ...
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The Steps of an Enforcement Case in Texas family law court

All family law cases have different elements and circumstances that make them unique. If you were recently divorced and have been denied visitation opportunities with your child by your ex-spouse then ...
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Obtaining a copy of your Final Order

You’ve just made it through your family law case and are not trying to figure out what you need to do next. Whether it was a divorce, child custody, enforcement or modification case you are ...
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How much will your child support enforcement case cost?

If you ask a lawyer a question about your legal situation, their response may well be, “It depends.” Years of seeing a number of different scenarios play out for different sorts of clients ...
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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Five

Today’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will discuss additional remedies that are available to a parent in an enforcement case when there is money owed in child support. Our ...
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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Four

Thank you for coming back to the blog for the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to read more about Enforcement actions in family law court. Today’s post will discuss how to defend yourself against an ...
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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Three

Thank you for coming back to the blog for the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to read more about Enforcement actions in family law court. Today’s post will discuss how to notify an opposing party of ...
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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Two

If you missed part one in the series of blog posts from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan on Enforcement suits in Texas family law then I suggest you scroll up to yesterday’s post and read over our ...
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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law: An Overview

If you have ever been involved in family law case in Texas it is likely that you either settled your case or ended your case in a trial before a judge. The result of either of those situations is that ...
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Child Support in Texas: What is the most you will have to pay and what are the exceptions to that rule?

Being worried about child support is normal if you are going through a child custody case or divorce. It’s normal if you’re the parent who is going to receive child support because odds ...
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Full Custody: What it means to you and what it can mean for your child custody case

Many, many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have walked into a free of charge consultation with me and have let me know that their number one goal for their divorce or child custody ...
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