Texas families come in many forms. According to the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 40 percent of the children born in Texas in 2016 were born to unmarried parents —  this is a rate that is slightly higher than the… Read On

Many Texas couples choose to go through a period of separation before actually filing for divorce. In fact, some couples may even choose separation as an alternative to divorce. For parents, this creates a potentially complicated situation, and it raises an important question: who gets… Read On

Following a divorce, alimony (also referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance) may be awarded to the financially disadvantaged spouse. Alimony comes in several different forms. In some cases it is paid as a lump or on a short-term basis. In other cases, alimony… Read On

If you considering separating from your spouse, you are not alone. Divorce is far from rare. According to data published by the Texas Department of State Health Services, approximately 80,000 married couples in the state split up each year. During this potentially difficult time, it… Read On

Divorce is far from rare. The Texas Department of Health Services reports that there are more than 75,000 divorces in the state each year. Despite being relatively common, going through a marital separation is never easy for the couple that is involved in it. Every… Read On

When a child is removed from a home due to abuse, neglect, or because parents are otherwise unable to provide care, Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) has a duty to seek proper living arrangements. Though the laws favor placing the child with a relative, grandparents… Read On