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Reviewing the basic parental rights granted by Texas law

One of the most common questions asked of us here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. by divorcing couples in San Antonio is in regard to what parental rights they retain after their marriages end. You no doubt share the same concerns that your soon-to-be ex-spouse has for your kids, and thus want to maintain some level of decision-making authority regarding their care and well-being. While the extent of those rights may be impacted depending upon whether you are named the managing or possessory conservator of your children, you needn’t worry about losing them altogether. Texas law recognizes that all parents have certain basic rights regarding their kids, regardless of their marital status.

Receiving military SBP benefits after a divorce

The unique benefits afforded to military members in San Antonio  can make divorce issues much more complicated if and when they choose to separate from their spouses. In many instances of military divorce, the civilian spouse relies heavily on those benefits. The end of the marriage often does not signal the end of this reliance. He or she many continue to receive the assistance that those benefits provide as part of a divorce decree. However, many in this situation often wonder what will happen to that assistance once their ex-spouses die.

Understanding when a child support obligation ends

When children are born in San Antonio, their parents often begin planning out the major events in their lives, from their first days of school to the moment they go off to college. While such plans between a couple may change if and when they divorce, those events will still likely happen, just under different circumstances. The responsibility of parents to support children as they reach and pass major life events remains in place regardless of marital status. This may lead some of those who are responsible for paying child support to wonder exactly how long their obligations will remain in place.

Highlighting the advantages of ADR

For many of the divorcing San Antonio couples with whom we work here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., the prospect of going through lengthy divorce proceedings may be daunting. They may also not look forward to have their differences aired in a public setting. If you would like to end your marriage quickly and privately, then choosing to do so through family court may not be the best decision. You may want to instead consider a process known as Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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