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Possible tax relief for Texas parents

Although being a single parent presents additional challenges, there are some tax benefits that come along with such a status. For instance, it may be possible to file as head of household. This designation is available for those who earn more than half of the household income and have their kids for more than six months out of the year.

Many steps and decisions in the divorce process

Married Texas residents who are contemplating a divorce may want to determine if they qualify for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is defined to be one in which the two parties agree on all issues related to the split. Another type of uncontested divorce is when a party fails to respond to the court paperwork with which they have been served concerning the divorce. All other types of divorce are labeled as contested.

Some information about co-parenting in Texas

A parenting plan is one of the most important things to consider in divorce cases where child custody is an issue. This plan may take the form of an informal agreement between the parents, or it may consist of a formal legal document that specifies how much time children spend with each parent and other matters.

Modifying child support orders in Texas

Child support orders are commonly set out at the time of a divorce or the dissolution of a relationship. Custody decisions, spousal maintenance issues and other related questions are usually settled during the finalization of the divorce and encoded into a court order that sets forth the relevant amounts and schedule. However, changing circumstances may require new arrangements. It is sometimes necessary to go before the court to demonstrate that the situation has altered and previous commitments are no longer appropriate.

How child support may be used in Texas

A common public perception about child support is that it should only be used to provide for the most basic needs a child may have. Child support is designed to provide for much more beyond food and clothing, however, and it may be used to pay for a broad category of things that are related to the costs of raising a child.

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