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Five Child Support Enforcement Tools in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

The Lone Star State has one of the highest child support delinquency rates in the country. Less than half of all obligees receive the full amount owed, and nearly a third receive nothing at all. Many residential parents live hand to mouth. So, this loss of income is often a nearly devastating blow. Technically,… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Mediation

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Nearly all cases filed, whether they are family, personal injury, or commercial cases, are required to undergo mediation before trial.  This is because mediation has proven to be a successful method of alternative dispute resolution.  This article is designed to acquaint you with the process and give you some tips in making the most… Read More »

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Top Three Evidence-Based Grounds for Divorce in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Like all other states, the Lone Star State is a no-fault divorce jurisdiction. Most marriage dissolutions are based on insupportability. No-fault divorce has a number of benefits for both petitioners and respondents. Spouses do not need to air their “dirty laundry” for everyone to see. Additionally, no-fault divorce shifts focus away from the spouses… Read More »

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Move-Away Modifications in Houston

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

People move for various reasons. Many move for occupational reasons. Others relocated to be closer, or further away from, family. Still others upsize or downsize. Altogether, most people move an average of eleven times during their adult lifetimes. Since most of these moves occur before age 40, they often involve children of divorce. A… Read More »

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Top Five Property Division Factors in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

The Lone Star State is a community property jurisdiction. But in Texas, the 50-50 community property split is only a presumption. Instead, state law requires that the marital estate, including both debts and assets, be distributed in a “just and right” matter. So, in many respects, Texas is more like one of the many… Read More »

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Top Ten Child Support Guideline Deviation Factors in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

In terms of child support, the Lone Star State is a percentage-of-income state. These percentages, which apply both in original determination and modifications, are presumptively reasonable. However, this presumption is rebuttable, as there is no one-size-fits-all. To overcome this presumption and impose a greater or lesser obligation, the moving party can demonstrate that one… Read More »

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Emotional and Financial Issues in a Harris County Divorce

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

The divorce rate has dipped recently, but divorce’s moral acceptability rating recently hit an all-time high. So, more people than ever see divorce as a legitimate way to end a marriage which, for whatever reason, is no longer satisfying. If the couple has only been married for a few years and has no children,… Read More »

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Top Five Conservatorship Factors in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Under Texas law, child custody decisions must be in the best interests of the children. Frequently, parents agree on this broad principle. However, the devil is in the details, as they say. Disagreement is common on specific issues, such as the appointment of a primary Joint Managing Conservator (JMC) and parenting time division. To… Read More »

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Can Retroactive Child Support Be Ordered in Texas?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

You may have heard the terms “retroactive child support payments,” but do you know what that means? If you have received a court order earlier on for child support, you may be entitled to receive retroactive payments from that order. Your family law attorney can help you understand the options available to you. Seeking… Read More »

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Does It Really Matter Who Files a Divorce First?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

When people are considering a divorce, that is one of the questions that is often asked. “Does it really matter who files the divorce first?” The short answer is often yes, but really it depends on what you want the outcome of the divorce to be. Below is an overview of what could happen… Read More »

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