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Mother sentenced to jail time for child custody breach

Texas state family law rulings are legally binding and, therefore, enforceable under the law. Anyone who fails to comply with the terms of his or her child custody agreement can be subject to a number of legal penalties, including a jail sentence in some cases. And while the Texas family court system typically implements a number of enforcement techniques before issuing jail sentences, one recent case illustrates that such measures are still taken to uphold custody and visitation agreements.

Can my divorce decree be modified?

Despite the fact that many people may wish that their divorce turned out differently, divorce agreements are legally binding and generally unchangeable. You, therefore, are legally obligated to abide by the terms of your divorce decree unless or until modifications are accepted by the Texas family law court system. If you or your ex-spouse are considering whether or how to alter your divorce decree, here are a few things you should keep in mind.

The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act

While divorce can be an incredibly stressful and isolating experience for any family, the attorneys at the Law office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., understand that military families can face unique difficulties. If you are in the process of divorcing a member of the armed forces, it is important that you understand your legal rights and obligations.

Blended family concerns and tips

While addressing the huge number of difficulties that can arise during divorce can be daunting enough for parents, they can also face unique challenges long after their divorce settlement is finalized. Blending families during the process of remarriage can be particularly difficult for families with children, and the process can actually have an impact on the sustainability of the union. By keeping several considerations and suggestions in mind, parents can help their children accept and embrace their new stepfamily.

Modifying child support orders in the state of Texas

Since child support agreements in Texas, and elsewhere, typically remain in effect until children are at least 18 years of age, it is common for the parents’ circumstances, or children’s needs, to change. In some cases, these changes may necessitate adjustments to existing child support agreements. At The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we often hear from people who have had a change in circumstances, but are unsure if they may be able to seek a child support modification. Therefore, in this post, we will discuss when child support modifications can be sought and under what circumstances they may be awarded.

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