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Parental visitation and the holidays

Texas families affected by divorce may have to deal with significant challenges during the holiday season. While visitation schedules are often set by a judge, those parents who are able to work together to discuss parenting time may be able to arrive at a viable plan for the holidays without an outside party imposing a decision. Those who are just beginning divorce proceedings might want to use the holiday season as a springboard to developing a comprehensive parenting schedule for the current year as well as for the future.

Locating a parent who is not making child support payments

Texas parents who have been awarded full custody of their children are usually entitled to receive monthly child support payments from the noncustodial parent. However, some noncustodial parents attempt to avoid their child support obligations by withholding information about their location from the custodial parent. A custodial parent who is not in communication with the noncustodial parent will need to locate the parent in order to enforce a child support order.

What to do before getting a divorce in Texas

January is a popular month for divorces, with many family law attorneys reporting a spike in filings during that month. Most people choose January because it is the start of a new year, and they want a fresh start. However, there are many issues to consider before making such a decision, including the psychological and emotional aspects.

Getting conservatorship of a child in Texas

In Texas, it may be possible for a non-parent relative of a child to get managing or possessory conservatorship of that child. There are two criteria that must be met before a relative is able to get managing conservatorship of a child. First, there must be proof that the child is currently or would suffer mental or physical harm by staying in the custody of his or her parents.

Marriage and joint finances

In some Texas marriages, one partner handles the finances while the other spouse may be largely in the dark about such matters. While delegating based on each person's strengths is a good idea, this can end up hurting the less informed partner if a divorce occurs. Having some understanding of a couple's financial situation is beneficial whether a marriage ends or not.

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