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How Can a Father Get Full Custody of his Child?

How Can a Father Get Full Custody of his Child?

If you are a father in Texas trying to get full custody of your child, you must have questions on how right? In the Texas family court, they base the custody decision on what’s ideal for the child. This means that they discourage completely cutting out a parent’s...

Important Questions To Ask a Divorce Lawyer

Important Questions To Ask a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is something that can cause anxiety and pressure on both parties involved and the family. In addition, it can cause sufficient distancing between a parent and their children if not handled appropriately.  But where do you start if you are sure you’re ready for...

How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?

How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?

Child Custody Laws differ from state to state. But if you are getting divorced or separated in Texas there are guidelines and laws that you need to be aware of.  Why? Because custody laws are the number one factor a parent faces in a divorce or separation.  These...

What to Bring to a Child Custody Hearing in Texas

What to Bring to a Child Custody Hearing in Texas

When you have a child custody hearing scheduled, you want to be as prepared as possible. If you’re not, it can impact the results of your hearing greatly. Preparing for your child custody hearing starts with meeting with your attorney and having the right documents...

Texas Child Support Enforcement

Texas Child Support Enforcement

Child support can be a touchy subject between parents, especially if one is not holding up their end of the bargain. When a court orders a parent to pay child support, they are supposed to follow the rules. The custodial parent counts on that money to pay for their...

Is Child Support Tax-Deductible in Texas?

Is Child Support Tax-Deductible in Texas?

Divorce changes many things, including how you file your taxes. Whether you’re the one giving child support or receiving it, you need to know the tax laws in Texas that pertain to it. Some people assume many things when it comes to child support, but much of what they...

Is Child Support Taxable in Texas?

Is Child Support Taxable in Texas?

If you’ve just gone through a divorce, you know that there are many issues to deal with besides the separation from your spouse. If you have children, the issues can become more complex when dealing with child custody and child support. Whether you are the one paying...

Tips on How to Find a Family Law Attorney

Tips on How to Find a Family Law Attorney

No matter what issues you are dealing with, finding the right family law attorney can have an impact on your case. If this is your first time needing the help of a family law attorney, there are several things you should know. Here are some tips on how to find a...

Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney on First Visit

Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney on First Visit

If you’re contemplating a divorce there are probably a million things running through your head at once. That’s why it’s important to be organized before you visit your divorce attorney, especially when it’s the first visit. Having topics you want to discuss can help...

What Do I Need to Know about Child Support in Texas?

What Do I Need to Know about Child Support in Texas?

Navigating through a divorce can be difficult. When you add in children and chip support, the situation becomes more complicated. While the well-being of any children involved should take priority, there are many times when disagreements overshadow this. Many times,...

Guide to the Types of Child Custody

Guide to the Types of Child Custody

Child custody can be an extremely complicated issue because there are different types of arrangements, each requiring a unique way of handling them. If you are currently seeking custody of your child and need guidance, it’s important to get the help of a family law...

What do I Need to Know about Adoption in Texas?

What do I Need to Know about Adoption in Texas?

Adoption gives a child a new life and men and women the chance to become parents, many for the first time. If you are considering adopting a child in Texas, there are several things to know as you begin the process. At Illaraza Law, we help prospective parents with...

Things to Know Before Getting a Prenuptial Agreement

Things to Know Before Getting a Prenuptial Agreement

When you’re planning a wedding there are so many things to do. Besides the flowers and the photographer, many people also take the time to get a prenuptial agreement. This document can protect your assets should you get divorced. While many people don’t enter a...

How Can a Family Lawyer Help Me?

How Can a Family Lawyer Help Me?

Dealing with family-related issues can be difficult. When you can’t resolve things on your own or just want the help of an experienced third-party, a family lawyer may be able to help you sort things out and get back on track. Since everyone’s situation and issues are...

When is it a Good Idea to Have a Postnuptial Agreement?

When is it a Good Idea to Have a Postnuptial Agreement?

While many people may be aware of prenuptial agreements, many may not realize that there is such a thing as a postnuptial agreement. If you’re already married and did not sign a prenuptial agreement, you may discover that a postnuptial agreement can be in your best...

Navigating the Texas Child Adoption Process

Navigating the Texas Child Adoption Process

For anyone wanting to adopt a child, the thought of navigating the complex process is overwhelming, to say the least. It probably seems like there are a million hurdles to leap, not to mention all of the paperwork and the fear that something could go wrong at the last...

Can a Prenuptial Agreement be Broken in Texas?

Can a Prenuptial Agreement be Broken in Texas?

Many couples enter into prenuptial agreements before taking their vows. Perhaps it was an act of faith for the less monied partner. Maybe it was something a parent insisted on in order to give their blessing and the couple agreed. It might have been two independently...

Do Stepparents Have Child Custody Rights in Texas?

Do Stepparents Have Child Custody Rights in Texas?

Experts estimate that less than half of children under the age of eighteen live in a traditional two-parent household. In fact, blended families are becoming more prevalent. Up to 15 percent of minor children live in a household comprised of one biological parent and...