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June 2018 Archives

A child protection defense team can keep your child with family

For Texas parents, there is nothing worse than being accused of compromising the well-being of your children. Sadly, this is the reality that many loving parents face every day. When dealing with these types of allegations, it is essential for parents to work with a qualified child protection defense team, which will ensure that the involved child's best interests are respected and that the parent's rights are also upheld.

Slash submits settlement that includes spousal, child support

Texas fans of Guns N' Roses might be most familiar with guitarist Slash for his musical prowess, but the rock star has been in headlines most recently for his ongoing divorce. After approximately four years, proceedings seem to finally be coming to an end. He recently asked a judge to approve a settlement that addresses asset division, spousal support and child support.

Dogs can make divorce complicated

There is no denying how far some owners in Texas will go for their animals. From researching the most nutritious foods to making sure their beloved pets are up-to-date with vaccinations, many cats and dogs are like fully-fledged family members. However, family law does not view beloved pets as anything more than property, which can severely complicate the divorce process.

How parental alienation negatively affects children

Navigating your way through a Texas divorce is never easy, but it can prove especially difficult if there are harsh feelings remaining between you and your former partner. In some situations, among them divorces that involve allegations of cheating, you or your former partner may make negative comments about your child’s other parent in front of your son or daughter. When this happens regularly, it may constitute “parental alienation,” which is essentially one parent’s efforts to change the child’s opinion about the other by bad mouthing or sharing negative information about him or her.

I have a prenup, will the new tax law affect my divorce?

Prenuptial agreements are a valuable tool for individuals with significant assets that they wish to protect. Many Texas couples utilize these agreements to establish the terms of a divorce should their marriage end, which includes addressing future alimony payments. With new tax changes set to take place in 2019, some people are worried about the effect on their prenups.

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