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7 Pitfalls of Failing to Pay Child Support in Texas [2022]
24 March 2022 by Turner Thornton
If you are a parent who is struggling to make ends meet, you may be tempted to stop paying child support. This is a huge mistake. Not only could it damage your relationship with your child, but you could also face jail time and other negative consequences. In this blog post, we will discuss the seven biggest pitfalls of failing to pay child support in Texas (don’t miss #2). Please also take a moment to watch the informative videos from Turner Thornton, an experienced family law attorney at...
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Spring Break Visitation in Texas: Who Gets the Kids? [2022]
11 March 2022 by Turner Thornton
It’s Spring Break for many students in North Texas, a time for kiddos to refresh, reset and rejoice over a week with no school. But what does this school holiday mean for separated parents? Who gets the kids for spring break? If you have recently gone through a family law matter, you probably have some questions about spring break visitation in Texas. In this article, we are going to address those questions and hopefully clear up any confusion you may have so everyone can have a relaxing and enjoyable...
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Can a Child Pick Which Parent to Live with in Texas? [2022]
07 March 2022 by Turner Thornton
Child custody disputes can be extremely emotional for everyone involved. It’s not uncommon for a child, especially a teenager, to express a desire to live with one parent over the other. In Texas, a child is not allowed to unilaterally make that decision. However, there is a mechanism in place in which they can make their wishes known to the judge. In this article, we will discuss how a child’s custody preference factors into custody proceedings and answer some frequently asked questions about...
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What is the Children's Bill of Rights in Texas? [2022]
02 March 2022 by Turner Thornton
In Texas, there is something called the “Children’s Bill of Rights.” Unless you have been through a divorce or custody dispute, you probably haven’t even heard of this before. The Children’s Bill of Rights is basically a list of rules that parents and other adults are supposed to follow in an effort to protect children who are living under two roofs. It’s designed to keep children front and center during a difficult process. Here’s what you need to know about the Children’s Bill of Rights in...
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Can you get a divorce without going to court in TX? [2022]
17 February 2022 by Turner Thornton
For many people, divorce is a long, drawn-out battle that requires numerous court appearances and culminates in an emotionally draining trial. But it doesn’t have to be. In Texas, it’s possible to get a divorce without going to court – or by just appearing one time for a final “prove-up” hearing. To achieve this outcome, the divorce has to be uncontested, amicable, and both parties should be represented by attorneys. In this article, the attorneys at Varghese Summersett Family Law...
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Adultery and Divorce in Texas: Cheating Affect Divorce? [2022]
16 February 2022 by Turner Thornton
Cheating is a leading cause of divorce in Texas, but can adultery affect divorce proceedings? The short answer is, it depends. In Texas, there are two types of divorce: fault and no-fault. What type of divorce you pursue determines whether or not infidelity plays a role in the outcome or settlement of your divorce. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about adultery and divorce in Texas. What is a no-fault divorce in Texas? Texas is considered a no-fault divorce state, which basically...
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Who Pays Divorce Attorney Fees in Texas? [2022]
16 February 2022 by Turner Thornton
Divorce can be emotional, exhausting and expensive. When clients come to us seeking dissolution of marriage, one of the first things they often ask is, “Who pays divorce attorneys fees?” Actually, to be more specific, they usually want to know if they have to pay for their spouse’s divorce attorney – or if there is any way that they can make their spouse pay their lawyer fees. As is with the case in most family law matters, the answer is, it depends. The decision about who pays divorce attorney...
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