It is not always easy for non-custodial parents to pay child support. Many can’t afford to pay but try to make up for it in other ways. After a divorce, parenting time is usually either split 50/50, or one parent - officially considered the custodial parent - has more time with the children than the other. In rarer cases, the custodial parent has sole custody, while the other parent is limited
While parents who are divorcing in McKinney, TX, often focus on custody arrangements, spouses who are over the age of 50 when filing for divorce typically have other concerns, and many of them involve money. The Chicago Tribune reports that, according to research performed at Bowling Green State University, the past two decades have seen an increase in gray divorces by approximately 50 percent.
People who are considering collaborative divorce in Texas should understand how the process works, differs from mediation and can benefit spouses. Many spouses who are preparing to get divorced in Dallas expect the legal process to be prolonged, contentious and expensive. Fortunately, although divorce can be unavoidably difficult, there are now many approaches can help ease the process.
An attorney can be helpful for those going through a divorce, but it is important for people to choose the legal professional best suited for their needs. Each year in Dallas, and throughout Texas, numerous married couples decide to split. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there were more than 80,000 divorces across the state in 2012 alone. In order to help alleviate
In some unfortunate situations, parents are not adequate caretakers for their children. In response, grandparents may step forward hoping to get custody of their grandchildren to provide the care they need and preserve extended family ties. U.S. Constitution Attempting to get custody of a child from his or her parents is not an easy task, however, considering that the U.S. Supreme Court
A study, soon to be published in Population Research and Policy Review-an online journal that offers data on population research-indicates that the number of U.S. divorces directly correlate to the prosperity of the U.S. economy. It seems couples refrain from seeking a divorce during bad economic times. Specifics of the study Researchers analyzed data from 2008 to 2011-the main timeframe of the
The recent Father's Day weekend served as a reminder of the important role father's have to play in the lives of their children. Yet, for many years, fathers tended to be treated less favorably in child custody decisions. That is changing, however, and as parenting roles are increasingly becoming equal, custody arrangements are following suit. Today, fathers who are seeking more time with their
New legislation toughens the process of child custody evaluation in Texas divorces. Court-ordered child custody evaluations provide important and informative evidence for courts to weigh when making decisions in contested child custody proceedings such as divorces. In a child custody evaluation, a trained expert conducts an investigation into the parents' fitness to parent their children and
Although non-custodial parents in Texas are ordered to pay child support, many parents are delinquent in making their payments. Divorces are hard for everyone involved, especially children. In some cases, kids who were once used to sharing a home with both parents are made to live in a single parent household. Not only is this emotionally trying for children, it can be financially devastating
Dallas area couples can benefit from prenuptial agreements in many ways including asset protection, reputation protection and estate planning security. Many Dallas couples may think of prenuptial agreements as only useful for very famous or rich people. Certainly these contracts are highly beneficial for those persons in high-asset marriagesbut that is far from the only situation in which they