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Defining a material and substantial change in a child support modification case

Yesterday we spent a great deal of our blog post discussing the subject of how to modify a prior child support order in Texas. I can tell you from experience meeting with many clients of the Law ...
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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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Is Overtime Pay or Bonus Pay Considered for Texas Child Support?

Some of the most frequent question I get are in regard to child support such as: How much? Will I have to pay child support for over time? Can I quit my job or reduce my income to avoid paying higher ...
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Important Information Explained Regarding Child Support and Medical Support in Texas, Part Three

Today’s third and final blog post in a series from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan on the subject of child support and medical support will cover attempts to modify child support orders as well as ...
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Important Information Explained Regarding Child Support and Medical Support in Texas, Part Two

If you have not already done so, please feel free to read yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan where we began our discussion of medical and child support in Texas. This ...
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Reasons to not file a Child Custody Modification Suit in Texas

If you have ever been involved in a child custody or divorce case and the outcome wasn’t what you expected or necessarily wanted you may have already started thinking about changes that you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Will a Texas Court enforce a Mediated Settlement Agreement when one party is a registered sex offender?

For most people, whether they are going through a divorce or child custody case in Texas, a mediated settlement agreement is the golden ticket to finalizing their case. By choosing the work out an ...
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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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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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How Parental Incarceration Affects a Texas Child Support Case?

Recently I had a consult with a man who was in my office who was having problems with a child support. His story was not that different from many who have come to see me. He had missed so many ...
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Texas Child Support Appeals

It is not uncommon for potential clients to come to our office shortly after having and being dissatisfied with hearing in child support court. They want to know if there is anything that can be done. ...
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Voluntarily Relinquishing Your Parental Rights in Texas

I periodically consult with a potential client who ask about terminating their own parental rights. Why would a parent want to relinquish their parental rights? In this case as in it came come down to ...
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In Texas are Child Support and Visitation Connected?

It is natural to believe that child support and the visitation with the children are intimately connected. Often the support and a parent’s visitation with the children will be decided during ...
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Why Ignoring Child Support Obligations is a Bad Idea in Texas

Many of my consults revolve around child support. Sometimes people are coming to see me because they are unable to pay child support. Other times it is because things had been going well both parents ...
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Can I get child support and custody of my kids in Texas if we were never married?

I met with a mother recently that who had questions about custody and child support for her children. One of her concerns was whether the fact that she and the father were never married and if that ...
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Harris County, Texas Family Law Court - 247TH Judicial District Local Rules

As a Houston, Texas divorce and family law attorney I have had the opportunity to help service members through divorce and family law cases. In order to do this, it is important to not only be aware ...
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Texas Divorce and Family Law Cases and Parenting Classes

The purpose of this blog article is to answer common questions regarding parenting classes in their family law or divorce case involving children. Can a Texas Court order me to Take a Parenting Class? ...
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Texas Family Law and Divorce Strategies For Beginners

Divorce is a difficult, stressful, and life-changing experience. You need a legal team that can help you wade through the complexities of resolving your f amily law case. The attorneys at The Law ...
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The Insider’s Guide to Children and Family Law in Texas

Houston Family Lawyer The family law attorneys at The Law Office of Bryan Fagan routinely represent spouses going through divorce and other family law matters throughout Harris County including ...
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What is mediation?

Did you know 95% of cases are resolved outside of the court room? Most courts are now requiring mediation for family law cases. Mediation can be the greatest catalyst in helping parties reach an ...
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