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Temporary restraining orders in Texas

At this moment, there may be many in San Antonio being subjected to spousal abuse. Information shared by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence shows that an average of 20 people are physically assaulted by an intimate partner every minute across the U.S. Yet many may suffer silently, fearful that if they did try to leave their marriages, they would have little legal recourse to protect themselves from their abusers.

How can you get the court to enforce an order for child support?

If you happen to be owed a child support obligation from your ex-spouse in San Antonio, you may find the actually collecting your payments could end being much more difficult than earning the right to receive them in the first place. So what are you to do if your spouse misses his or her payments?

How is spousal maintenance determined?

If yours was like many other San Antonio marriages, then you may have elected to end your career in order to see to the matters of the home while your spouse became the primary income earner. Now that your marriage may be ending, you need to consider how to make ends meet now that that primary source of income is no longer in place. To supplement your living as you work to re-establish your own personal earning potential, the court may choose to award you spousal maintenance from your ex. This gives rise to the inevitable question of how is spousal maintenance determined.

What authority do you have beyond basic parental rights?

For divorced parents in San Antonio, the rights that each has in regards to providing and caring for their children can often be a point of contention. The law grants you as a parent certain rights regardless of whether you have been named the managing or possessory conservator of your children. However, extended rights and duties are also granted exclusively to the managing conservator. You may want to familiarize yourself with these privileges if this is the role that you are granted as part of your child custody agreement.

What authority do you have beyond basic parental rights?

For divorced parents in San Antonio, the rights that each has in regards to providing and caring for their children can often be a point of contention. The law grants you as a parent certain rights regardless of whether you have been named the managing or possessory conservator of your children. However, extended rights and duties are also granted exclusively to the managing conservator. You may want to familiarize yourself with these privileges if this is the role that you are granted as part of your child custody agreement.

How can a prenuptial agreement protect your business?

Finding the perfect partner to marry may be a dream held by most in San Antonio. Yet if you own a business, your pending engagement should also prompt questions about how your ownership may be protected should the marriage not last. While considering the possibility of a divorce even before you marry may seem odd and/or unromantic, you may also want to consider the time and effort that you have put into building your company. You would not be alone in your concerns; in fact, recent information shared by the Wall Street Journal shows that the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports a 63 percent increase in the number of prenup filings from 2010-2013.

How can a prenuptial agreement protect your business?

Finding the perfect partner to marry may be a dream held by most in San Antonio. Yet if you own a business, your pending engagement should also prompt questions about how your ownership may be protected should the marriage not last. While considering the possibility of a divorce even before you marry may seem odd and/or unromantic, you may also want to consider the time and effort that you have put into building your company. You would not be alone in your concerns; in fact, recent information shared by the Wall Street Journal shows that the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports a 63 percent increase in the number of prenup filings from 2010-2013.

Chris Rock’s prenuptial agreement voided by sunset clause

For many San Antonio couples planning to get married in the near future, the idea of singing a prenuptial agreement may be the furthest thing from their minds. They may feel as though such a document signals that one or both harbor doubts that the marriage will last. However, in looking at the situation from a broader perspective, all a prenuptial agreement does is guarantee that if the marriage does end, both will take out of it whatever they brought in. Those who do choose to draft an agreement should know, though, that certain provisions can leave them unprotected.

Chris Rock’s prenuptial agreement voided by sunset clause

For many San Antonio couples planning to get married in the near future, the idea of singing a prenuptial agreement may be the furthest thing from their minds. They may feel as though such a document signals that one or both harbor doubts that the marriage will last. However, in looking at the situation from a broader perspective, all a prenuptial agreement does is guarantee that if the marriage does end, both will take out of it whatever they brought in. Those who do choose to draft an agreement should know, though, that certain provisions can leave them unprotected.

Establishing paternity in Texas

For many of the separated parents in San Antonio that we work with here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., the issue of paternity often comes up. When you need financial assistance from the father of your child in order to meet the expenses of parenthood, it is often required that you first establish paternity. Thus, when faced with this situation, it is important that you understand the criteria the court uses when legally identifying a man as the father of a child.