To many Texas fathers, paternity may seem like a straightforward matter: either you are the father of a child or you are not. However, the establishment of paternity is not so simple in the eyes of the law, and we at the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway have seen men go to court either to challenge the presumption of paternity or to establish parental rights. Under Texas state law, three classifications of paternity exist: presumed, alleged and acknowledged.
When you and your partner realize it is time to end your marriage, one of the things you need to consider is how you will continue to parent your children in Texas. If you and your partner both want to be involved in your children's lives, it is important to put together a parenting plan to keep things stable for the kids.
When one spouse is in the military in Texas, it can cause some unique situations and problems in the marriage. Such issues are not usually something civilian couples have to deal with. This may make it difficult for others to understand what is happening with your marriage and why you even have problems. However, it helps to know others are in the same boat.
Going through a divorce involving children can be extremely complicated. Not only is it difficult to come to an agreement with your spouse about property division, child support and alimony, but it can be hard to determine whether you should file for sole-custody or joint-custody of the children. It is important to keep in mind that there are two types of custody, physical and legal. Parents may get sole or joint physical or legal custody. Physical custody determines whether the children will reside with one parent or equally between both parents, while legal custody determines whether one parent or both parents will be responsible for making critical decisions regarding the child’s healthcare, education and religion.
If you are filing for legal separation, divorce or just considering it, there are many issues that you must negotiate. One of the most difficult may be that of child custody and child support. In most cases, child support is set by the court, and has little to no room for negotiation when it comes to adjusting the amount.