Family Law Issues
Divorce, Property Division, Child Custody, Child Support & Spousal Support
You and your family face devastating issues there is a family law case. Jack Robinson always work to find solutions to these family law issues. We will find a way to reduce and control the impact of these family law issues on you and your family.
Jack Robinson provides clients with the best service when they need a family law attorney. He helps clients in the counties of Rockwall, Dallas, Kaufman, Hunt and Collin.
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A divorce is started when a petition is filed. The petition contains basic information about the parties, the grounds for the divorce and the issues to be addressed.
Do Not Let Unpredictable Twists And Turns Surprise You
Many unpredictable twists and turns can happen between the start and end of divorce proceedings. Examples include:
- Custody problems
- Finding out about debts you did not know about
- Spouse admits having affair
- No assets to support yourself
- Division of property and debt
These issues can make a mess of your expectations about your divorce. Jack is experienced in dealing with these problems. He will make sure your divorce goes as smoothly as possible.
What Are the Typical Issues That Must Be Addressed
There are a variety of issues that must be addressed in a divorce. The most common and potentially painful issues include property division, child custody, child support, & spousal support.
Divorce And Separation CheckList
- Engage an attorney immediately.
- In case of domestic violence, call the police and get to safety.
- If you have children, get a temporary injunction against taking the children out of the state.
- Do not allow your spouse to take the children and leave.
- Move your personal papers and records to a safe location, such as a safe deposit box.
- Cancel all jointly-owned credit cards and safeguard all jointly-owned bank accounts.
- Make a record of all marital property, take pictures where possible and store in a safe location.
- Secure your valuable personal property; inventory and safeguard all stored property.
Read our blog if you on Jack’s most common questions on getting a Texas divorce . This post will help familiarize yourself with the process and what you can expect to happen at each stage. We are confident you will find it useful and helpful if you are facing a divorce.
Every divorce has one topic in common: dividing property and debt. The process of dividing property and debt is difficult and unpredictable. Jack knows how to solve these issues. Need some additional information about property and debt division? Read our blog on Dividing Property In A Texas Divorce Fairly
Child custody issues have great potential for causing problems. These problems can make a mess of your expectations on custody and seeing your children after a divorce. The good news is that the “rule” that mom always gets primary custody is no longer the “rule.” Jack Robinson gets primary custody for many fathers. A father can get primary custody of his children. Need some additional information about how Texas fathers can get primary custody of their children? Read our blog on who this happens.
Child custody fights are truly “war”
As in any war, the party wins who has the best strategy. Jack Robinson knows what does and does not works in a child custody fight.
Are you concerned about an upcoming child custody dispute? Consult right now with Jack. He will create the best strategy to make sure you win the war,
Learn what to do to get ready for a custody battle by reading our blog on that topic.
Child support is always an issue if there are children involved in your family law matter. Someone will pay child support. Someone will be receive child support.
Typically, child support is calculated using the formula found in the Texas Family Code. Read this section of the Texas Family Code to get an idea on how the formula works.
In Texas, the calculations are usually based the parents’ income and the number of children involved. The Texas Family Code formula exists is to promote predictability on how much a person will pay for child support.
Factors a court can consider in adjusting child support calculations
The court can consider additional factors to adjust the amount of child support paid. Examples of these factors include:
- The age and needs of the child;
- The child’s educational expenses beyond secondary school;
- How health insurance are paid
- How uninsured medical expenses are paid;
- Whether there are extraordinary educational, healthcare or other expenses of the parents or the child
- Whether either parent has primary possession of any other child;
- How much possession of the child a parent has;
- The travel costs a parent has seeing the child;
- Child care expenses;
- Each parent’s respective ability to contribute to the child’s support;
- What debts are assumed by a parent;
- The net resources of the parent receiving child support; and
- The amount of spousal maintenance paid or received by a parent.
Application of these factors can result in adjustments to the amount of child support paid. Jack knows these factors and how to develop and present the evidence. He always works to make sure the child support being paid or received is just and fair.
Need more information on calculating Texas child support, read Jack’s blog post on this topic
Spousal support is ordered to serve as a gap-filler between the amount of necessary monthly expenses the nonpaying spouse has and the income available to that person. How does this happen? When a couple divorces, there are now two homes where only one existed before. If a spouse lacks sufficient resources to pay for their new home and the other spouse has enough resources to pay extra, it is likely that the spouse with the ability to pay extra will be ordered to pay spousal support. The support period ranges from the time that the divorce is pending and can last for months or years after the divorce has been granted.
Financial Support Questions
The thought of providing financial support to their spouse during or after the divorce is over is not something most people want to do. In Texas, determining whether spousal support will be paid requires the answer a couple of questions. These questions include:
- Is the spouse eligible for support?
- If spouse if eligible for support, how much support should they receive?
- If spouse if eligible for support, how long should they receive the support?
How the Court uses the Financial Support Questions
There are not easy answers to these questions. Many factors must be considered by the court to answer to these questions. Jack Robinson knows these factors and uses them to to develop your case. He works to make sure that spousal support is fair.
Have more questions about what spousal support is and how it is calculated? Read Jack’s post on how spousal support is determined to get the answers you need.
Should you be involved in a divorce or other type of family law case, make sure you talk to Jack. Jack will identify and solve the issues in your divorce. Call Jack immediately for an initial consultation.