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February 2016 Archives

Getting through the holidays after a divorce can be tough

For Texas couples going through a divorce, holidays can be a difficult time. Not only does one have to adjust to spending the holidays alone instead of with one's spouse, if there are children involved then the spouses have to contend with one another when picking up or dropping off children. This can be just as difficult as not seeing one's former spouse, as it raises contentious emotions once again. However, making some resolutions early on in the year may help divorcing couples get through the process and through the new year.

Experienced counsel can help with child support modifications

One of the most basic responsibilities that come hand in hand with being a parent is providing for one's children. As many Dallas parents can attest to, being there emotionally, financially and physically for a child is difficult enough in today's fast-paced world when parents are married-when they decide to end a marriage it may become even more difficult. Parents try to, and if they cannot, courts create a parenting plan and child support agreement that will cater to the child's best interests. In lieu of this, courts require child support payments from one spouse to another to help ensure the child's financial needs are being met.