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Texas guidelines regarding visitation and custody

Under Texas law, both parents have equal rights and responsibilities when it comes to caring for their children. After a divorce, the parents are still expected to exercise those rights and responsibilities unless circumstances prevent them from doing so. This is done through a legal agreement that defines the responsibilities and legal rights of each parent after the divorce.

Calculating child support in Texas

Any Texas parent of a minor child may be interested to learn how child support is calculated. Child support in Texas is paid until a child turns 18 years old or graduates from high school, whichever is later, so it is important for both parents to ensure that the right amount is being paid. A judge may extend support for a disabled child who is not capable of self-support.

Factors that may affect spousal support

Texas couples who are contemplating divorce may be interested in conditions that can affect spousal support. In many cases, couples and their advocates are able to arrive at a settlement on major issues such as asset division, child support and spousal support by themselves. However, failure to mediate such a settlement necessitates intervention by a family court.

The Texas paternity process

When a mother and father disagree on the paternity of the child involved, a paternity suit could be filed in a Texas court. The suit is simply used to find out who is that father of the child. In some cases, there could be a question as to who the mother of the child is, but this is normally asked by government agencies if the child has been abandoned or adopted.

Child conservatorship in Texas

Child custody in Texas is known by the legal term conservatorship. The parent, rather than being known as a legal guardian or custodian, is called a conservator. As in other states, a conservator has important legal responsibilities. In many divorce cases, parents are able to use an agreed-upon agreement that must be approved by a court. Otherwise, a judge must determine what the arrangement is to be.

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