As this blog has discussed before, in the event of a divorce, a married couple's property will have to be divided according to the community property laws in force in Texas.
Like other states, Texas takes domestic violence seriously on multiple levels. For instance, in addition to criminal charges, Texas family law judges have the authority to restrict custody, that is conservatorship, and visitation upon hearing credible evidence that domestic violence has occurred. This is true even if there has been no criminal charge against the suspect.
As is the case in other states, when a couple in Killeen or Fort Hood spit up either through a divorce or otherwise, property will often have to be divided between them.
Unlike several other states, Texas uses what is called a net income approach to figuring child support. What this means is that a Killeen parent's income, and only that income, will be what determines the support obligation of that parent.
Many residents of Killeen and Fort Hood, even those not affiliated with the military, find themselves needing to make a move to another state. Of course, with Texas being so large, even certain moves in state can have the same effect as moving to another state.
Many residents of Killeen and Fort Hood may have heard the term joint custody and may have even heard family law experts and those who work with children sing its praises as a great way of helping children deal with the fact that their parents do not live together. However, many Texans might not know exactly what this term entails.
Unmarried men in the Killeen and Fort Hood areas may find that they are going to be the biological father of a child.
There are many reasons why a couple in the greater metro area of Killeen and Fort Hood, Texas, might want to enter in to a prenuptial agreement before they tie the knot, particularly when one member or both members of the couple are on their second or a subsequent relationship.
As is the case with other types of litigation, active members of the United States military, including those who live in and work at Fort Hood and Killeen, have special rights when it comes to child custody and child support matters.
As mentioned in previous posts on this blog, there are many parenting options available for parents in Texas going forward after a divorce. For those who parted amicably, co-parenting is one option. Others may find their relationship has not yet reached that point, and they may find parallel parenting works for them. Even others may be in situations where shared custody is not an option, and they have petitioned for and won sole custody of their children. Regardless of how they are parenting, at the end of the day their aim is to do what is in their child's best interests.