During a divorce or other family law disputes, there are many issues that need to be dealt with to come to a positive resolution. These issues often include deciding spousal support, also known as alimony, determining child support and settling custody disputes.
Divorce can be a painful process for any Texas couple. Decisions need to be made concerning almost every aspect of their lives together. These decisions include determining child custody and child support based on the best interests of the couple's children.
Child support is an obligation to provide for the financial needs of children. When a relationship dissolves, the non-custodial parent often has an obligation to pay child support. The amount is generally determined by a Texas court and is given to the parent with custody of the child or children. Failure to pay child support can result in serious penalties including fines and jail time.
Many family law issues involve highly personal and deeply emotional topics. It is easy for emotions to take over in divorces and for things to go poorly.