When Can I Modify a Child Support or Spousal Maintenance Order in Texas?

When a Texas court orders you to pay child or spousal support, the terms generally reflect your circumstances at the time of the divorce or legal separation. But as we all know, life can change—fast. Before long, the stipulations of your divorce agreement or the family court order are no longer compatible with your new situation. Perhaps your hours at work were reduced, you have re-married and have another child to Read More

Beware of Denied or Underpaid Insurance Claims in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey!

By the time Hurricane Harvey’s fury subsided, millions of Texas property owners sustained major losses. Stormy weather dumped over 50 inches of rain in some areas of Houston, causing heavy flooding. Along with the heavy rains there were high winds and multiple tornado reports along South and East Texas. Property analytics firm CoreLogic has predicted that homes across southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana Read More

Understanding SAPCRs in Texas

Having a child is one of life’s most rewarding and exciting experiences. Unfortunately, parenthood can also become a source of contention when a relationship ends. The parents and even other parties may vie for custody of or access to the children, a difficult situation that is generally addressed in an SAPCR, or “Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship.” Who may file a SAPCR? Most SAPCRs filed in Texas Read More

Denied or Underpaid Insurance Practices: Understanding the Texas Unfair Claim Settlement Practices Act

Damage to your home from a storm is traumatic enough. One day your lovely castle that you’ve worked so hard to pay for is looking great and protecting you from the elements… then a storm hits and the next day you’ve got damage to deal with. Maybe a hurricane tore the roof off, or maybe there’s more subtle damage - like hail damage lowering the life of the roof. When you file an insurance claim, it’s not supposed to Read More

Processing the Pain: 5 Tips to Help Your Child Get Through a Divorce

Every year, literally thousands of children experience the stress of divorce. The nature and intensity of their reaction will depend on their age, maturity, and the circumstances of their parents’ divorce, but practically all kids will experience some degree of sadness, anger, and worry. Fortunately, it is possible for you to substantially reduce their pain by making their emotional wellbeing a priority. Here are Read More

The Divorce Process in Military Families and How It Differs from Civilian Divorces

If you are an active duty member of the U.S. military (or married to one) and have made the difficult decision to divorce, it is important to understand that your process will differ from a civilian divorce in many ways. They include: Where and when you may file for divorce How child and spousal support are calculated Rights covering pensions and other benefits In these and related areas, military Read More