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June 2018 Archives

How tax laws will impact alimony in 2019

During a divorce, an estranged Texas couple may have to determine how they will deal with alimony payments in addition to dividing up marital property. However, the 2019 tax laws may have a financial impact on alimony, so those who are looking to finalize their divorce in late 2018 or early 2019 should be aware of the changes

Substance abuse can affect child custody plans

A single parent in Texas may be understandably concerned if their former partner has a substance abuse problem. Family courts prioritize a close child relationship with both parents. However, the effects of drug or alcohol use on that parent-child relationship are legitimate concerns. There are several steps that concerned parents can take to help to protect their children from potentially dangerous situations.

2 factors that affect court decisions in child custody cases

When you're in the throes of a child custody dispute, the idea of losing unfettered access to your children can be frightening. However, as the parent of your child, you have certain parental rights you can rely on. These rights will usually protect your ability to spend time with and care for your children as a parent.

Divorce process restricts finances and traveling with children

Divorce in Texas generally takes several months or more to complete. During the legal process of splitting assets, establishing child custody and negotiating the other details of the divorce settlement, laws impose restrictions meant to prevent spouses from moving assets, losing insurance coverage or kidnapping children.

Surveys find changes in alimony and child support

More and more women in Texas may be required to pay child support and alimony. A survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that more than half of lawyers said they had seen an increase in women paying child support in the past three years. In addition, 45 percent of attorneys noticed that more mothers were paying alimony during the same time period.

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