If you have a child and are not married, it is important to understand Texas child custody laws for unmarried parents. Unmarried mothers and fathers in Texas generally have the same rights as married parents. However, because unmarried fathers have to take extra steps to establish their paternity, securing those…

The child support rate in Texas is based on the paying parent’s net resources. To get an idea of what child support will be in your case, our skilled Waco, Texas divorce lawyers have summarized the most important rules below.  You can also use a Texas child support calculator to…

It is important for anyone considering marriage to speak with a Texas divorce lawyer about entering into a premarital or prenuptial agreement.  Although prenups have a reputation for being associated with particularly wealthy individuals who are getting married, they can actually be extremely beneficial to most people who are entering…

If you are planning to file for divorce, or if you are in the early stages of a divorce case, you likely  have questions about alimony in Texas.  Here are some of the common questions that people ask:  When is Texas alimony awarded, and how long does it last?  How much should…

If you are preparing for divorce in Central Texas, you are not alone. According to the Annual Statistical Reports for the Texas Judiciary, approximately 130,000 divorce cases are filed in the state each and every year. Contrary to how divorce is typically portrayed in the media, it does not have…

While the rate of marital separation has dropped in recent years, divorce remains relatively common. According to an estimate from the American Psychological Association, more than 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. Going through a divorce is never easy — there are a number of different complex legal and…

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. What happens if you don’t pay child support in Texas?  As explained by the Office of the…

If you are thinking about getting a divorce from your spouse, you may be wondering if you need to prove anything to the court in order to get legal permission to dissolve your marriage. You may also want to know whether or not Texas is a no-fault divorce state. To…