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October 2015 Archives

Tips for divorcing entrepreneurs

Texas divorce courts follow community property laws for the division of assets, which means that all debts, property and other assets acquired during a marriage are marital property and equally divided between the spouses upon a divorce. However, special documents and orders, such as prenuptial agreements, could mean that the assets are divided differently. This is why it is important for entrepreneurs to protect their businesses in case of divorce.

Possible hold on child support payments for fathers in prison

Around one in five fathers among the roughly 1.1 million fathers in prison around the country are obligated to make child support payments, but this is challenging since federal inmates make between $.23 and $1.15 per hour. Texas residents might like to know about regulations proposed by the Obama administration that could allow fathers who are in prison to stop making child support payments while incarcerated.

Child support payments when the obligor dies

In the state of Texas, the responsibility for paying any remaining child support that is owed is not terminated should an obligor die. If the person who is responsible for paying child support dies before the obligation has been terminated, the remaining child support that is owed becomes payable on the day the obligor passes away. However, there are certain factors that the court that has jurisdiction over the case must consider before it is determined how much the obligor's estate will actually pay.

Grandmother, grandkids flee to tribal land after custody dispute

Child custody cases are sometimes complicated on their own, but additional challenges arise when jurisdiction is unclear. California residents might not have heard about the grandmother in Montana who took her two grandsons to Cheyenne land when their father was granted custody by a judge. The woman sought custody in U.S. and tribal courts and was granted emergency custody in the latter. She fled because she alleges abuse by the father.

Children conceived by rape and child custody laws

Texas residents may be shocked to learn that a man who rapes a woman, causing her to become pregnant, may later try to seek child custody and visitation rights. While this may seem to unduly punish female victims of rape who choose to carry their children to term, Texas law does provide a method through which women may seek to terminate the man's parental rights in this type of situation.

Divorce and financial fraud

A significant concern for many divorcing couples in Texas is ensuring that their property and assets are divided in the proper manner. Spouses and their attorneys can run into difficulties, however, when the other spouse has committed financial fraud and is either hiding assets or has spent assets as a way of getting revenge.

Brian Austin Green requests alimony from Megan Fox

Texas residents might have heard about the marital troubles of Hollywood couple Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green. The actors have been married for five years and have two children together. Fox filed divorce papers in August, citing 'irreconcilable differences" as the cause of the breakup. On Sept. 29, Green officially responded to the divorce papers in L.A. County Superior Court.