Practice Areas

Child Custody

Courts give custody to the parent who demonstrates he / she is better capable of addressing the child’s best interests. Gender bias is not permitted.

They do this by looking at a variety of factors to assess which parent is better capable of addressing the child’s needs to serve as the child’s custodial parent. In Texas, this is commonly referred to as the parent who has the right to determine the primary domicile of the child.
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Child Support

Generally, child support is determined by child support guidelines. The first child is 20% of the net resources of the payor or “obligor, plus the cost of health insurance for the child and 50% of unreimbursed medical expenses. Each additional child typically equates to an additional 5% of the obligor’s net resources. When the obligor is supporting children in more than one household, the percentage for each child goes down slightly.
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Generally, in divorce, the home and the retirements accounts are the largest assets. They are also typically regarded as part community property and part separate property. This can be cumbersome for determining which is which. In retirement accounts, the money you had in the account at the time of marriage is separate. More importantly, the capital gain of the separate money is also separate.
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Parent Relocation

In Texas, children are generally subject to a “domicile restriction” of their county and contiguous counties as to where they can live. When a change in circumstances occurs, a parent can request to change this restriction by filing a modification law suit. I have successfully assisted clients in relocating to Florida, Ohio, and Colorado.
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Spousal Support a.k.a. “Alimony”

In Texas, generally, you must be married for at least 10 years to get alimony, and show you lack the earning ability to meet your minimum reasonable needs after you conducted due diligence to obtain a job or education to allow you to meet your needs. If you are married for 10 years, you may qualify for up to 5 years of alimony. If you are married for 20 years, you could qualify for up to 7 years of alimony. If you are married for 30 years, you could qualify for up to 10 years of alimony.
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