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Texas Child Support Cap Increase From $8,550 to $9,200 Effective 9/1/2019

Texas Child Support Guidelines Change – Effective 09/01/2019 On September 1, 2019, Texas law changed concerning child support guidelines. In Texas, the legislature promulgates a series of guidelines to help determine the appropriate amount of child support that should be paid by the child support obligor. While the guidelines are not absolute, and it is possible...

The Legal Challenges of Texas Adoption

Adoption is one of the more delightful parts of Family Law. It is a beautiful process whereby a child is formally and officially made part of another loving family. For adoption to occur according to Texas adoption laws, at least one of the parents (such as in a step-parent adoption) or both must terminate their...

Texas Standard Possession Order

Video Transcription: In the State of Texas, the idea often referred to as ‘custody’ is referred to as ‘conservatorship’, while ‘visitation rights’ is known as ‘possession’. A Standard Possession Order is the statute which details who has ‘possession’ of the child or children when parents do not agree. Read on to learn more about the...

What are the benefits of mediation?

If you’re curious about the benefits of mediation when you’re in the midst of a family law dispute, consider contacting a lawyer who has expertise in mediation. Watch the video featuring our board certified attorney Mary E. Ramos, or read our transcription below, to learn a few of the benefits of mediation and contact our...

Tips to help reduce the cost of legal representation

Reducing the Cost of Legal Representation A divorce is one of the most challenging and emotionally draining experiences someone can go through. An effective and experienced family law attorney can help guide you through this trying process, but it’s no secret that hiring legal representation in Texas can be expensive. Consider these tips: Send specific,...

Served with divorce papers? Now What? Do we need to go to court?

If you’ve recently been served with divorce papers in Texas, chances are you’re having a hard time understanding exactly what it is you’re supposed to do next. While taking some time to absorb this information is completely understandable, it is also imperative that you act quickly to protect your rights. Take the time you need...