In Texas law, alimony is referred to as “spousal maintenance.” Alimony is the exception and not the rule in Texas. With that said, alimony is worth seeking for countless spouses, and you shouldn’t discount it simply based on what you’ve heard. This post is meant as a general summary of alimony in Texas.
Category: Family Law
Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Adoption related articles published by Ty Czapla, a Tyler, Texas attorney. Topics include separation, custody orders, protective orders, adultery, domestic violence, and more.
Striking the Balance: Aggression vs. Measured Advocacy Many clients seek out an aggressive attorney, often referred to as a “bulldog” in legal circles. There’s a
Sole custody is a term thrown around a lot. In my office in downtown Tyler I meet with numerous potential clients seeking an attorney for a family law case. This post will break down the different parental rights and duties in a custody case. This will give parents a better understanding of what they can, or perhaps should, get in their family law case.
“You’ve been served.” Individuals all around East Texas, Smith County and Tyler can relate. This is how lawsuits of all types start. But when it’s a divorce you’ve been served with, it’s vital that you make the right decisions every step of the way. Your decisions from here on out can change the result of your case. This post answers some of the most common initial questions you may have when you get served with a divorce in Tyler, Texas or in the numerous counties around Smith County and Tyler.
Court orders are essential for protecting your rights as a parent and ensuring that your children’s needs are met. If you’re in a situation where you need to assert your rights or seek enforcement of your obligations, a court order is the best way to do so. But navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, which is why it’s so important to work with an attorney who can provide you with the guidance and support you need. Don’t go it alone – let an experienced professional help you fight for your rights and the well-being of your children.
In family law cases, including custody disputes, termination and adoption cases, enforcement cases, and the other types of family disputes, clients often wonder: “Do I even have to go to court? And what can I expect if I have to testify?” This post focuses on a few general rules of thumb regarding court hearings in family law cases.
So, you’ve been served with court paperwork that court is in Texas, but you are not. This may not be surprising to you if your spouse or the other parent live in Texas, or if you left Texas just recently. Or it could come as a shock. You ask yourself: what do I do now? Fortunately there are some steps you can take to make this process easier. If you have court in Texas but reside out of Texas you desperately need to retain a Texas attorney, and one with experience dealing with family law jurisdictional battles.