December 2018 Archives

Division of 401(k)s in a divorce

According to a survey by the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2016, retirement accounts were the second most common issue divorcing couples fought over, just behind alimony. People in Texas who are getting a divorce and who must divide a retirement account should make sure they understand the complexities involved. Failing to do so could mean paying a significant amount in taxes and penalties or one spouse getting more than a fair share of the account.

Why parents may seek a DNA test

Child support disputes in Texas can be complicated situations that can take a long time to get resolved. However, resolution often comes when a DNA test is made, paternity and maternity are legally established and support is ordered by the court.

The challenges and advantages of parallel parenting

Texas parents who are getting divorced may hope to establish a healthy co-parenting relationship with each another. However, if there is a great deal of conflict, this may not be possible. An alternative to co-parenting is an approach called parallel parenting.

What is conservatorship in Texas?

Most people have probably heard of child custody, and parents in Texas may approach their divorce prepared to negotiate for joint custody. However, custody laws are different from state to state. In the Lone Star State, family law courts refer to custody as "conservatorship."