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Visitation rights when parents live far away from each other

When parents get divorced in Texas, they must resolve a couple major issues involving the children. These issues are child custody, also known as conservatorship, and visitation, also known as possession. Custody determines which parent will make the decisions for the children and visitation determines when each parent will have the children in their care.

There are a number of different visitation schedules that the parents can agree to based on what is in the best interests of the children. However, it can get more complicated in situations when the parents do not live close to each other.

Basic steps to prepare for divorce mediation

When people in Texas are going through a divorce it can be a difficult time, and there can be animosity between the spouses. There is a reason that the couple is divorcing, and it usually means that they are no longer able to reach agreements on various issues. So, it is no surprise that they can have difficulties reaching agreements during the divorce. That is why some situations divorce mediation can be a very effective tool, especially for couples who are trying to keep costs down during the process.

Divorce mediation is a process where a third party neutral meets with the spouses and helps facilitate discussions and negotiations on various issues. However, the mediator does not make any decisions for the spouses and they are still in complete control over the agreements reached at the mediation.

Many people unable to register vehicles for unpaid child support

It is important for parents in Texas to provide for their children. This is true whether the parents are married, divorced, separated or were never together. When parents are no longer together, most of the time one parent is actually court ordered to provide for their child through child support. It is important that people pay this child support, for the sake of the child. There are a number of different consequences if parents do not pay the required amount of child support.

One of these consequences is that people may not be able to register their cars, which means that they cannot drive those cars. A new law allowed for this punishment if a person has not paid child support for at least six months. Since the law went into effect, 14,779 non-custodial parents have had their renewals denied.

When is one eligible to receive spousal maintenance in Texas?

When people in Texas are married, they generally share their assets. Both spouses' incomes may be used to pay for a home, food, clothing, recreational activities, entertainment and many other expenses. The couple may become accustomed to a certain lifestyle based on their shared income. However, if the couple divorces, they will need to learn how to live off just one income.

The general rule in Texas is that neither spouse is entitled to spousal maintenance in a divorce. This is a payment that one spouse makes to the other one, either temporally or permanently, so that both spouses can meet their monthly expenses after the divorce. However, there are a couple of exceptions to that rule and in certain situations one may be able to receive spousal maintenance.

Custody interference is a serious child custody matter

Many people who have child custody orders follow them without a problem. However, not all parents are that lucky. There are some parents who have to deal with an ex who interferes with the child custody order.

Child custody interference is a very serious matter. In almost all cases, the child is the one who suffers most. It is imperative that all parents understand the concept of custody interference so they can avoid doing it or report it when it occurs.

Parents' rights to child custody when they are not married

There are many parents who have children in Texas, but were not married to the other parent at the time the child was born. This is becoming more and more common. These parents are no less a parent than those who are married when they have children in a biological sense, but the law does not see them in the same way. Mothers always have legal rights to the child, but the fathers are treated differently.

If the father is married to the mother at the time the child is conceived, the father is considered the legal parent of the child and there is no need to establish paternity. However, if the father is not married to the mother, the father has no legal rights to the child until paternity is established.

Helping people through a collaborative divorce

Divorces are usually not something that people envision when they get married, but divorce is a reality for many marriages in Texas. People often times envision divorce as a messy process that will end up costing them a lot of money. However, this does not need to be the case and couples going through a divorce have options. They do not need to have everything decided by a judge, which can have a number of benefits.

One of these options is to utilize the collaborative divorce process. This is a process where the parties and the attorneys work together to try and come to agreements as oppose to the combative process of litigation. This process can be very useful for some couples, but it is not for everyone and before people enter into it they should fully understand the process before starting.

Deviations from the child support guidelines in Texas

There are many parents in Texas who are divorced or separated from the other parent. Most of these parents have a child support order in place, which orders the non-custodial parent to pay child support to the custodial parent. The law wants to make sure that each parent is contributing to the financial needs of the children as opposed to the custodial parent being responsible for the entire burden.

This child support in many circumstances is determined by the child support guidelines. These state that the parent owes a certain percentage of their income based on the number of children that they have with the other parent. It is a fairly ridged system, but the law also recognizes that there are situations when it is not appropriate for a parent to pay the guideline child support amount. A judge could deviate from the guidelines depending on the circumstances. When determining whether to deviate the judge will analyze a number of factors.

When divorce mediation may not be the right option

The trends show that divorce is becoming more and more common in Texas. Just because divorce is becoming more common does not mean that it is becoming any easier for people involved in it though. People still have to divide their assets and debts, figure out which parent will have child custody, develop a parenting time schedule, determine the amount of child support, make decisions regarding spousal support and others.

The couple also needs to do this during a very emotional time when there is most likely some animosity between the parties. This can make the whole process a little more difficult. That is why divorce mediation can be a good option for many couples. A third party neutral mediator may be able to facilitate discussions between the parties when it is difficult for the parties to discuss the issues on their own. However, divorce mediation is not for everyone. There are certain situations when mediation would be a waste of the parties' time and money.

Anthony Scaramucci still going through divorce after being fired

As people in Texas are aware, Anthony Scaramucci has been in the news a lot recently. Most people first learned about him when he was named communications director by President Trump. Then there was an interview that came to light and after only having the job for 10 days, he was fired. Well on top of all of this he is also going through a divorce. His wife filed for divorce earlier in July and then gave birth to their second child a couple of weeks later. There have been many rumors as to why she filed for divorce, but the couple is trying to keep the matter as private as possible.

Many people in Texas go through problems in their marriages and end up going through a divorce if they are unable to resolve them. While Scaramucci's divorce will be much more high profile than most people's divorces in Texas, they will still have to deal with many of the same issues. They will also be dealing with these issues in highly emotional circumstances much like most people who go through a divorce.

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