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March 2016 Archives

Retaining child custody rights during deployment

For those servicemen and women in San Antonio dealing with child custody issues, the potential of being deployed and how that could impact their current custody standing no doubt weighs heavily on their minds. The increase in military deployments due to various conflicts around the globe in recent years has served to spotlight the need to have guidelines and regulations in place specifically dealing with child custody concerns for military members. Indeed, the fact that reports that over 2 million children in the U.S. have had at least one parent deployed since 2001 emphasizes this fact.

Law requires man to support child born to his long-estranged wife

Many couples in San Antonio may choose to separate for a short period of time in hopes that the distance and time apart may solve any marital issues that they may be experiencing. However, if they ultimately discover that their differences are irreconcilable and decide to end their marriages, it likely may be beneficial to them to go through the divorce process rather than simply staying separated. Texas Family Law is highly structured, and while avoiding having to deal with it may save one from a little bit of unwanted hassle in the short term, such a decision could come back to haunt him or her later.

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.

Comparing fault and no-fault divorces

Many of the San Antonio clients that come to us here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. are not aware of the differences between a “fault” and a “no-fault” divorce. If you are contemplating divorce, you may think that it is simply enough that you no longer wish to be married to your spouse. Depending upon the circumstances of your separation, that very well may be. However, in some cases, whether you plan on seeking a fault or no-fault divorce may need to be stated.

Domestic violence and child custody in Texas

For many people in San Antonio and throughout the rest of the country, divorce may be viewed as their ticket out of an abusive marriage. Yet for those who have children, the concern remains over what sort of access their abusive spouses may have to their children after they separate. Their worries appear to be well-founded: information shared by The National Council on Family Relations showed that in certain cases, the likelihood of spousal abusers to turn that abuse on to their children was as high as 67 percent.