Monthly Archives: April 2013

Texas Spousal Support Explained

The idea of spousal maintenance usually raises an eyebrow among many men going through divorce. This article is intended to alleviate some of the anxiety that can be created regarding the potential of paying spousal maintenance. Almost every man facing divorce in Texas has asked his divorce lawyer “Will I have to pay spousal support after the divorce is final?” In Texas, spousal support – legally referred to as “spousal maintenance” – is a two-step process for determining if, when, and how long you might have to pay. Step One: Eligibility For Texas Spousal Support A spouse requesting post-divorce support in Texas Read more

Child Support in Texas

In Texas, a person who is obligated to pay child support is called the “obligor,” and the person entitled to receive child support is called the “obligee.” The obligee is almost always the person who has primary possession of the child, meaning the person with whom the child lives with, incurs most of the living expenses, and has primary possession of the child. The obligor is almost always the person who does not have primary possession of the children, and may or may not have possession and/or access to the children. Another term frequently used in child support issues is Read more

Austin Fathers’ Rights: Understanding Fault

Fathers that are facing a divorce or domestic battle should be well aware of the complexities of Texas divorce law that threaten Austin dads’ rights. An Austin father’s rights may feel violated when the divorce is of no fault of his own but rather due to the misconduct of his wife. The vast majority of divorces are “no-fault,” meaning the marriage is beyond any reasonable hope of reconciliation, but when fault is involved – which, in Texas, includes grounds of adultery, abandonment, and cruelty among others – divorcing dads need to tread carefully. This is because Texas considers marital misconduct Read more

Dallas-Fort Worth: False Abuse Allegations

False Abuse Allegations During Divorce A false allegation of domestic violence can have lifelong ramifications on a Dallas father’s rights. The law in Texas that threatens Dallas dads’ rights – and also husbands without children – deems that if the wife or child has been the victim of family violence perpetrated by the husband, then the wife is eligible to receive up to five years of maintenance, provided that the spouse lacks sufficient property to provide for reasonable, minimum family needs. Thus, spousal support is incentivized with an alleged scenario of violence that attacks fathers’ rights in Dallas. This new Read more