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January 2016 Archives

How credit is affected in divorce

Divorce can involve a number of complexities that many soon-to-be divorced Texas residents may not have thought about. In each of the larger divorce issues - e.g., child custody, property division and the like -- there are often small details that may not be initially obvious. Thankfully, attorneys with expertise in family law can often clarify these small details and help divorcing spouses decide on a plan of action.

Military divorce and property division (part 2)

When military spouses divorce, a federal law -- the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act -- allows state courts to treat military retirement pay as property subject to the state's property division laws. In Dallas, this means that community property law will govern the division of military retirement pay.

Military divorce and property division (part 1)

Military marriages, as we were discussing last week here on our Dallas family law blog, are unique in many ways, including the early age at which spouses tend to wed and some of the reasons why they do so. The end of a military marriage also brings some challenges, often including the need to divide military retirement pay.

Service members tend to marry at early ages

A military marriage is anything but typical. The challenges that Dallas couples face when one or both are service members are unique in many ways. Similarly, when some military couples find that their marriages are at an end, there are unique concerns that need to be addressed.

What options are available for child support enforcement?

In Texas, parents have different options and resources available to them to ensure they receive the child support necessary for their children's growth, development and success. The Texas Attorney General's office assists parents with the establishment of paternity, establishing court orders for financial and medical support and assists with the enforcement of child support orders.

Paternity is important to determine for families and children

Determining paternity is important which is why family law provides the option for parents to bring paternity actions to establish the paternity of a child. Establishing paternity can have an important legal and emotional impact on the child, the father and families. Establishing paternity also has important financial implications for the parties involved. Both mothers and fathers can bring paternity actions to establish paternity. DNA testing from the child and putative father is used to determine paternity.