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Can I Get a Divorce in Texas if My Spouse is Not a Resident?

Can I Get a Divorce in Texas if My Spouse is Not a Resident?

Residency requirements must be met by one or both of the parties in order for a Texas court to grant a divorce. Let us assume you meet the Texas requirements in which you have been living in Texas for at least six months and you filed for divorce in the county in which you have been living in for at least 90 days. How does a Texas court acquire the power to impose personal obligations, such as spousal support, on your nonresident spouse?

Texas: I got served. Now what?

Texas: I got served. Now what?

If you have been served, usually by a process server or a constable, you will receive a copy of the petition that was filed by your ex-spouse. It will state important information such as your case number and the court your case is assigned to. Now that you’ve been served, what should you do?

Can I File For Divorce in Texas?

Can I File For Divorce in Texas?

A common belief is that you must file for divorce in the state where you were married. However, that is not true. Our lives are ever changing and with the development of transportation and travel, moving is easier and has become more common. Every state has their own requirements for filing for divorce.

Texas: 20 Sources Used for Child Support Amount

Texas: 20 Sources Used for Child Support Amount

To calculate child support amounts, courts look at the net resources of the party ordered to pay. What do courts consider as income, and what sources figure into net resources? Here are 20 sources of income courts will use to calculate the child support amount.

Texas: 5 Ways A Man Is The Presumed Father Of A Child

Texas: 5 Ways A Man Is The Presumed Father Of A Child

In family law cases that involve children, the very first thing that must be established is whether or not a parent-child relationship exists. Usually, the answer as to who the child’s mother is is not an issue. Texas Family Code Section 160.204 covers presumption of paternity.

Texas: 5 Factors Not Used to Calculate Child Support

Texas: 5 Factors Not Used to Calculate Child Support

To calculate child support amounts, courts look at the net resources of the party ordered to pay. Net resources is determined by adding all of the obligor’s (the person ordered to pay) sources of income and deducting certain items like taxes, union dues, and health insurance for the child or children.

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Texas: How to Calculate Child Support

In a final order affecting a child or children, the court can order three different types of child support. The court can order current child support, which is an amount a party is ordered to pay in the future once the case is completed. The court can also order medical child support, which includes dental insurance.

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