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How Texas law treats noncustodial parents

Under Texas law, it is important that a noncustodial parent responds to any papers related to a child custody hearing. Failing to show up in court for a scheduled hearing could result in a judge making decisions for that parent related to paternity and child support. Those who are unable to go to a hearing should contact the court or the child support office to learn how to send a response.

Protecting children from the emotional fallout of divorce

Reaching a compromise that is acceptable to both spouses can be extremely difficult in Texas divorce cases due to the state's community property laws and incendiary nature of many of the matters discussed. However, even spouses that find it difficult to bear the sight of one another are often able to put their anger and resentment aside when the welfare of young children is involved.

Understanding child custody exchanges

When child custody details are being decided as part of divorce negotiations, one of the issues that is sometimes addressed is child custody exchanges or swaps. Texas parents should understand that these environments have the potential to become highly volatile.

Divorce mistakes to avoid

The rate of divorce filings tends to spike in the month of January as many individuals want to start anew after getting through stressful holidays surrounded by their in-laws. Individuals in Texas and the rest of rest of the country should avoid making certain mistakes if they want to file for divorce immediately after the beginning of a new year.

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