Family Law Resources

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How to Enforce a Court Order in Texas

Most family law cases in Texas have orders filed by the court. If one of the parties is not abiding by the order, the other party must bring it to the attention of the court. Most often, that is done by filing a Motion for Contempt or a Motion for Enforcement.

How Will Divorces in Texas Be Affected By The New Tax Law

How Will Divorces in Texas Be Affected By The New Tax Law?

Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 20, 2017. As a result of this new law, married couples who are considering divorce need to be aware of the 2019 change regarding the deductibility of alimony. This is especially true for those who are considering as part of their divorce settlement agreement..


Marital Property in Texas Divorces

Often, one of the biggest points of contention in Texas divorce cases is how the property will be divided. Even though Texas is a community property state, which means the marital or community property is to be divided evenly between the spouses, property division is in practice much more complicated than that.


Establishing Paternity in Texas

Establishing paternity in Texas has a few requirements that are unique to this state. A paternity action may arise because a parent must prove paternity before receiving child support or because a father wants to establish the legal relation between himself and the child.


Kardashian and Odom List Home for Sale at $5.5 Million

Texas couples may be interested in the high-profile divorce of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. When it comes to the proposed sale of their California mansion, their situation illustrates how an amicable division of assets can occur during divorce proceedings.

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Judge Rules Prenup Valid in Deion Sanders Divorce

A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the ongoing divorce dispute between Deion and Pilar Sanders. The divorce proceedings are taking place in Texas, and so far the conflict has been mainly about Deion’s child support payments and the validity of the former couple’s prenuptial agreement.

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Police: Texas Man Killed Girlfriend, Child to Avoid Child Support

In Texas, the amount of child support a person is required to pay is calculated as a percentage of average monthly net income. Family law courts consider the person’s gross income from wages (including tips, overtime and bonuses), interest and other sources of income, minus expenses such as state and federal taxes, social security taxes and union dues, to arrive at the person’s net income.


Thomas Kinkade’s Death Results in Legal Battle Over Estate

Thomas Kinkade was a famous painter whose artwork is said to be hanging in one out of every 20 homes in America as well as the White House and the Billy Graham Library. Known for his strong Christian faith, the artist is famous for his pastoral settings that include cottages and gardens. Kinkade was called the “Painter of Light.” However, recent accounts suggest that the last days of his life may have been filled with more darkness than anything.

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