Regardless of whether they were married at the time of their child’s birth, Texas law on Conservatorship, Possession, and Access provides that each parent has rights and responsibilities regarding care for minor children. You may be familiar with such concepts as sole custody, joint custody, or allocation of parental responsibilities…

In Texas, parental rights and responsibilities still apply regardless of whether the parents were ever married or lived under the same roof. With the exception of a situation involving a safety risk or harm, the statute on Conservatorship, Possession, and Access states as public policy that children should enjoy frequent,…

Texas parents have a general duty to provide financial support for their children. If child support is not paid on time, custodial parents have a number of different enforcement tools at their disposal. As explained by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, the failure to pay child support…

If you are thinking about getting a divorce from your spouse, you may be wondering whether or not you need to prove anything to the court in order to get legal permission to dissolve your marriage and whether or not Texas is a no-fault divorce state. The answer is that…

When a couple divorces, spousal maintenance–also called spousal support or alimony–may very well be part of the divorce settlement. If you are seeking the dissolution of your marriage, here are a few things that you need to know about spousal maintenance in Texas. When Spousal Maintenance Is Considered The first…

Whether you are getting divorced or separating from your spouse, or have recently learned that you are a parent and would like to have time with your child as such, knowing how to file for child custody in Texas is important. Filing for child custody can be one of the…

You cannot get a quick divorce in Texas. Texas does not divorce people who have just moved to the state, even if they intend to make Texas their new home. Instead, you must meet certain requirements. The experienced Waco divorce attorneys at Simer & Tetens explain the Texas divorce waiting…