Family Law Resources

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What Does The ‘Morality Clause’ Mean For Texas Divorce Cases?

When a couple finalizes their divorce, the terms of their settlement are enforced by the state court system. This means that the parties involved in the split are legally obligated to abide by the terms of the property division, child custody and any other arrangements laid out by their split.

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Kelly Rutherford Contends With International Child Custody Fight

Readers in Texas may be interested in a recent article that discusses international travel with a child after divorce. The report suggests that parents who might be involved in contentious custody agreements may need to take extra precautions when allowing a former spouse to take a young child abroad.


Legal Separation: Mick Fleetwood, Wife Go Their Own Way

Music fans in Austin, Texas, know Fleetwood Mac as one of the most popular and enduring classic rock bands. Rather than making headlines about a new album or tour, Mick Fleetwood, the band’s drummer, has made the news for his decision to separate from this wife of nearly two decades.

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Texas Woman Sought On Charges of Bigamy

When a couple marries, they usually expect the union to last forever. But for many couples, divorce is the best path out of a bad relationship. Infidelity, addiction and financial problems are often at the root of a marital split, and in some cases, spouses come to realize they don’t know each other nearly as well as they thought they did.


Unusual Prenuptial Agreement Hallmark Of Tiger Woods’ Remarriage

No matter how much in love a couple is when getting married, divorce is still a possibility at some point down the road. Prenuptial agreements are designed to protect the financial interests of both parties and sometimes even the children in cases in which money has been set aside for them in the event that a divorce becomes reality.


Can A Sperm Donor Be Forced To Pay For Child Support?

The state of Texas has legal language that addresses whether men who donate sperm for the birth of a child can have parental rights or whether the donor will have to pay child support. In fact, since 2002, Texas and eight other states have included the following statement or one like it in their laws: “a donor is not a parent of a child conceived by means of assisted reproduction.”

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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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Divorcees Auction Items Instead of Dividing Possessions

The process of dividing up possessions can be a difficult aspect in any divorce. Items that couples have shared for years can become a point of contention resulting in disagreements. Texas residents who have been through the divorce process may understand that deciding who gets what items can turn into a lengthy battle

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