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Child custody an important family law consideration

Child custody is often one of the most important parts of a Texas couple's divorce. Many times, the couple is able to work out the details; however, this is not always the case. At times, assistance is needed in determining what works for each individual and what is in the best interest of the child. Regardless, each individual will want his or her family law attorney to review any child custody agreement prior to finalizing it.

Financial settlements and family law

The reasons that Texas couples decide to divorce are as varied as the couples themselves. Many times, one of the main issues relates to finances. Throughout the marriage, the couple may have had difficulty agreeing on financial aspects. Then, throughout the divorce, this same couple is unable to come to terms financially. This dissention often causes not only financial loss but also the need to work closely with a family law attorney.

Family law: What is a sunset clause in a prenuptial agreement?

Times have changed, and many Texas residents wait until they have established their careers before they consider marriage. While prenuptial agreements used to be a a family law concern that was difficult to discuss with a future spouse, it has become more acceptable because in many relationships both parties have assets that each wants to protect. The tricky part is to anticipate the future when drafting a prenup.

Family law: Financial challenges of divorce after 50

The process of divorce and the associated emotional impact can cloud the minds of both spouses. If this is a step taken by a Texas couple who is close to retirement age, clear minds are necessary to consider the applicable family law and the financial implications of such an action. For example, for one spouse to blindly choose to keep the house without taking into account the costs of maintaining the property along with the tax implications can be detrimental and may exceed the retirement income the person will receive.

Family law and the myths about adoption, surrogacy and IVF

The scope of parenting in Texas and elsewhere has changed significantly. Any person who wants a child can have one, regardless of whether he or she is single, in a same-sex relationship, has fertility problems or more. They even have a choice of routes to take to achieve parenthood. However, myths exist about every available option, and before choosing a method, it might be worth some research -- including the family law issues that may arise.

Do you need help with family law and intricacies such as QDROs?

Texas couples who file for divorce have so much to consider that some important matters may be left unattended. Family law issues such as child custody, parenting plans and the division of property can be overwhelming. Without qualified professional guidance, matters related to the division of retirement funds sometimes receive less than the necessary attention.

Family law: Interstate custody issues can aggravate tension

When a divorced parent in the Houston area has to relocate to another state whether due to a new job, military or business transfer or other reason -- both parents might have unanswered questions. If your child moves away with your former spouse, who is also the custodial parent, it would be natural to be concerned about how this will affect your parent-child relationship. Texas family law attorney Andrew Bayley is available to consult with you and answer your questions. 

How is Child Custody Decided in Texas?

Divorce is an unquestionably complicated process and these issues become magnified if a divorcing couple has children. In addition to dividing property, assets, and calculating potential spousal support, the best interest of the children must be decided.

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