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Stress Related to Combat and its effect on a military member's ability to parent their children

It is no secret that as a military member you are exposed to stressful situations. These are not always the sort of deadline driven, people induce stresses that we as civilians encounter in our jobs, ...
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More on Child Support and Miscellaneous Divorce Information

In most situations if you are the parent who is responsible for paying child support then that support payment will be docked from your paycheck however often you are paid. A wage withholding order ...
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Summertime Divorce in Texas

The heat in Texas definitely has an effect on how we behave? Don’t believe me? Consider how the summertime, specifically the second half of summer, is a peak time during the year for divorces. ...
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The Standard Possession Order and Child Support- A Texas Divorce Overview Continued

Time and Money. Those are two of the things that we as human beings are most concerned about, especially when considered in the context of our families. That goes double when you are going through a ...
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Spousal Support and Children in a Texas Divorce

Spousal support or maintenance as it is sometimes referred to as is when one spouse supports another spouse financially after a divorce has occurred. If you are able to prove to a court that you have ...
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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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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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Too Poor to Divorce in Texas?

I have had more than one person ask me, “how do you get a divorce when you don’t have any money?” This is a very understandable question. Breaking up is not only emotionally painful; ...
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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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Deviating from the Guideline amounts for child support and Modifying a Child Support Order

We discussed yesterday the sort of circumstances that could lead a court to determine that the Guideline levels of support as set forth in the Texas Family Code are not appropriate. Indeed, if you are ...
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Purposefully reducing income, fluctuating pay and other child support components

If you are in a position where paying child support appears likely as a result of your Texas divorce or child custody case it could be that you would go to extreme lengths to “fudge” the ...
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Child Support Overview for Texas families

Are you a parent who is about to embark on a divorce journey, yet have no real idea how to think about child support ? It could be that you are the parent who stands to receive child support from an ...
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Can you negotiate child support during mediation?

The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are huge proponents of mediation. For those of you reading this blog who don’t know what mediation is, it is a process where you, your opposing ...
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Will you need child support for your special needs child after age 18?

Today’s blog post from the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will discuss matters related to child support considerations to take when your child has special needs. Specifically ...
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Filing a Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship

Many times you will hear about divorce in connection with family law cases in Texas. I will say that the majority of people that walk through the door of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are interested ...
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Child Support in Focus: Retroactive Payments

In the event that you do not have a child support order from a Texas Family Law Court that has ordered the payment of child support from another person to you, it may be a question bouncing around in ...
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What are the limitations of a premarital agreement in Texas?

A premarital agreement is a contract between you and your spouse that is signed off on before the two of you tie the knot. The most common reason why you may want to sign a prenuptial agreement before ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Adoption and Modification Cases

For an adoption to take place the parental rights of either the child’s mother or father must first be terminated by a court. A petition for adoption would be filed in the court with ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Child Support

When the subject of child support is raised with a person going through a divorce, he or she is sure to have an opinion. If you are the person who is going to be on the hook for paying child support ...
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How to Begin Your Texas Divorce

What do I need to do to before I begin divorcing my spouse? How do I protect: My children? My privacy? My assets? What first steps should I take in my Texas divorce ? In the early stages of your ...
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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Six

For the most part thus far in our discussion on enforcement lawsuits in Texas family law cases, we have gone over some of the finer points associated with issues related to parents and children. ...
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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 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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