How Does the Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Protection Act Affect the Outcome of a Divorce?
Ending a marriage is never easy, but negotiating the division of assets between a couple can make it even more difficult — especially if one spouse served or serves in the military. Most people are aware that those who are currently in or have been in the military are able to receive pension so long…Read More
What Happens During a Home Study in San Antonio?
Adopting a child is such a selfless and fulfilling act – but that does not make the process any less overwhelming. There are quite a few laws and regulations you need to abide by, and the state of Texas also requires you to go through a home study before you are officially cleared and considered…Read More
When Can I Seek an Expanded Standard Possession Order?
There are a lot of parts of a divorce that can be challenging to handle. Asset division is usually a trigger; so, too, are discussions about spousal maintenance. But when children are involved and spouses are arguing over custody, stress levels can really flare up. Thankfully, Texas has some set rules in place for determining…Read More
How Does the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Work?
If you are or are a spouse of someone who is on active military duty in San Antonio or elsewhere in the country, educating yourself about the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is more than worthwhile. The law was created to provide active military members with extra protection and assistance in the event of financial…Read More
What Is a Texas Standard Possession Order?
One of the most difficult decisions that you will have to make in your divorce is child custody and visitation. You will need to consider many circumstances, like whether your spouse wants primary custody or who the children will live with, if your ex-spouse moves out of state. Fortunately, Texas provides an opportunity for you…Read More
Considerations for Child Custody and Shared Parenting in San Antonio
If you have children and are facing a divorce or ending a relationship, you probably have questions and concerns about child custody. In Texas, the law refers to child custody and visitation as “possession and access” and presumes that shared parenting benefits children, but does not provide for 50/50 sharing. Instead, the state sets out…Read More
Can I Get Sole Custody to Keep My Minor Child Safe?
Texas law assumes that when it comes to custody, children benefit from spending time with both parents. However, since the law also requires courts to base custody decisions on the best interests of the child, sole custody may be awarded where one parent presents a danger to the child. The presumption in Texas is that…Read More
Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Didn’t Know I Had a Child?
Imagine going years without knowing you are the biological parent of a child. This scenario can sound shocking and unique, but it happens more often than you think. It is safe to assume that if a parent knew about a child, they would be involved in the child’s life. However, if a parent was unaware…Read More
Why Some Parents Voluntarily Relinquish Custody Rights
Any situation that involves the custody of a child can be painful, stressful, and long. Usually, when people think of custody battles, they think of parents fighting to keep their respective rights over their children, but sometimes the case is a bit more complicated than that. There are some circumstances in which a parent may…Read More