Child Support

Modifying Child Support In Texas

Child Support Can Be Ordered Paid by Either Parent, Regardless of Who Has the Right to Determine Primary Residence According to a recent opinion from the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas, if a parent who visits their child in accordance with an expanded standard possession order earns less money than the other parent, has difficulty meeting their monthly expenses, and considered the amount of support previously ordered to be...

Introducing Attorney Carson Epes Steinbauer

Attorney Carson Epes Steinbauer grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and graduated from Hollins College with honors, receiving a degree in political science.  Raised by her parents along with 3 her sisters, she remembers fondly her father telling her at a young age that she could accomplish anything in life.  With that tenacity, she obtained her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and...

Child Custody

Child custody is often the most difficult and hard fought of any part of a divorce.  Frequently, both parents believe that he/she should be the parent with the right to establish the "primary" residence of the children, and have facts that support their respective assertion.  So, what happens?  If the case is not resolved through negotiations or mediation, the case will be tried, leaving the decision up to a...

Child Custody in Texas

Child custody is often the most difficult and hard fought of any part of a divorce.  Frequently, both parents believe that he/she should be the parent with the right to establish the "primary" residence of the children, and have facts that support their respective assertion.  So, what happens?  If the case is not resolved through negotiations or mediation, the case will be tried, leaving the decision up to a...

Texas Parenting Plans

In 2005, Texas introduced the requirement for Parenting Plans. Parenting plans essentially replace the Standard Possession Order and the terms previously associated with child custody and child visitation in Texas. “Parenting plan” means a temporary or final court order that sets out the rights and duties of parents in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship and includes provisions relating to conservatorship, possession of and access to a child, and child...

Contested Divorces in Texas

It takes two to argue, but just one to make a contested divorce.  Go figure. If you find yourself in the unenviable postion of going through a contested divorce in Texas, then you should probably know the basics about divorce. A divorce is officially started when one spouse files a divorce petition in a district court in the county where at least one spouse lives.  For a Tarrant County divorce and...
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