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January 2017 Archives

Actress Uma Thurman in heated custody battle

People in Texas who are Uma Thurman fans might have heard that she is involved in a hostile custody battle with the father of her 4-year-old daughter. Arpad Busson, the child's father, is a French national and limited in how often he can travel to New York due to health problems. However, a court-appointed psychologist who testified on Jan. 13, the first day of the custody hearing, said that the child is not old enough to spend two weeks at her father's property in the Bahamas. According to the psychologist, longer visits will be more appropriate when she is older.

Annoying fee when dividing retirement accounts after divorce

Texas couples who have retirement plans may need to think about what will happen to these savings funds if a divorce occurs. When dividing or splitting a 401(k) plan, a qualified domestic relations order is needed. A QDRO allows for the transfer of assets with defined-contribution accounts. Knowing about this order is important because a large fee is often attached to it.

Do we have to get along for an uncontested divorce?

Divorce is a difficult choice, and if you feel daunted by the emotional and financial challenges that can come with the end of a marriage, you may want to consider the benefits of an uncontested divorce. This option is generally available to couples who are able to resolve disputes and issues without the intervention of the court.

About child custody exchanges

One of the most contentious issues of a divorce can be child custody. Sometimes problems arise when the children are transferred into the care of another parent as part of a visitation arrangement. Texas parents who have children and are divorced should be aware the child custody exchanges can induce high emotions in all parties and should make every effort to ensure that they occur according to the terms that were agreed upon.

Jodie Sweetin's ex-husband asks for child support

Texas fans of actress Jodie Sweetin might be aware that she divorced her third husband, Morty Coyle, in 2016. The two have a 6-year-old daughter together, and they share physical and legal custody. At the time of their divorce, Sweetin paid Coyle $10,000 and the two split the money earned during the marriage. However, Coyle has filed for child support from Sweetin. He has also asked for $5,000 for a forensic accountant and $7,500 in legal fees.

Changes to child support rules for Texas inmates

One of the potential penalties for failing to pay child support is time in jail. However, when someone is incarcerated, it is difficult or impossible for them to make the money needed to pay what they owe. Making matters worse is that child support debt often grows while someone is in jail, so it can be even harder for that person to stay out of jail for failing to meet their obligations.