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Moving a child after divorce requires consideration

The issues of child custody and relocation of dependent minors are among the most sensitive faced by a divorcing couple in Texas. As such, it is not uncommon for custody conflicts to require an appearance in family court for resolution. This is especially true when one or both of the ex-spouses wishes to move to a different area. The decision to remove the child from physical proximity of one of the parents is not taken lightly, and is often contested by the parent that does not wish to move.

Child support legislation advancing in Senate

Parents in Texas and around the country may be interested in proposed legislation scheduled to be considered by the Senate Finance Committee before the end of 2013. The bipartisan bill, entitled the Supporting At-Risk Children Act of 2013, is designed to strengthen the enforcement of existing child welfare laws and contains several provisions that appeared in an earlier proposal introduced in the Senate several months ago.

Divorce and home loan refinancing

For many Texas residents who divorce, one of the largest issues they have to deal with is how to handle their home. If a couple does not want to sell the home or one of the individuals want to keep it, they may negotiate for one person to keep certain assets while the other retains the home. In many cases, a divorce decree will require the individual keeping the home to refinance the home in their name only.

Tax issues in a divorce

Texas couples going through a divorce may find themselves dealing with unexpected tax issues. As a community property state, assets are split 50/50 when a couple divorces. In most states, assets are split according to equitable distribution, which means assets are split fairly according to the divorce court. However, property division can quickly evolve into a complex family law case in any state when high-dollar assets are involved.

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In addition to his law degree, Bruce Turner has a master's degree in tax law and is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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