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August 2016 Archives

Does divorce effect you and your children’s Tricare eligibility?

If you meet and marry a member of the military on San Antonio, you may become eligible to receive military benefits. Your new spouse simply needs to go and add you (plus any children that you may have) to the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Once that occurs, you and your dependents may begin to enjoy benefits such as Tricare, the health care program covering military members and their dependents. Through Tricare, you can receive health and even dental insurance for services performed by civilian providers. Yet what happens to that coverage if you get divorced?

Invalidating child abuse accusations in custody hearings

It has been our experience here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. that when child custody disputes arise between San Antonio couples, almost nothing is considered to be “out of bounds.” The high levels of emotion involved in these cases can often lead people to suggest that their ex-spouses pose a risk to their children. Some may even make accusations of child abuse. If this has happened to you, know that the Texas Family Code has policies and procedures in place to help determine the validity of such an accusation.

Understanding adult child support

Most in San Antonio may likely assume that those paying child support are only required to do so until their children are old enough to provide for themselves. In most cases, that assumption would be correct. Texas law typically ends one’s child support obligations when his or her children marry or reach the age of 18. Yet what of those children who are disabled? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 53 American adults live with some form of disability. Reaching a certain age may not necessarily guarantee them the sudden ability to support themselves.

Examining postnuptial agreements

Many of those in San Antonio that are planning to marry are often encouraged to sign prenuptial agreements to protect their assets in the event of a divorce. Yet if one has already married and wants to enter into a similar agreement with his or her spouse, is that possible? Postnuptial agreements may have once been the subject of jokes and legal fodder, but today they are becoming increasingly popular. A 2015 report shared by PRNewsire showed that 50 percent of the membership of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers noticed an increase in the number of such agreements in the last three years.