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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.

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.

Alabama governor and wife ask for privacy as divorce goes forward

The last thing that divorcing couples in San Antonio want is to have the details of their marriages as well as their divorce proceedings to become public knowledge. Often, people are not their best selves when dealing with all of the emotions that lead to a divorce. Thus, they’d rather not have any arguments, fights, or other elements of their crumbling marriages come to light. Part of it may be because of embarrassment, but also part of it is no doubt to due to the possibility of their words or actions being used against them. Yet no matter how a hard a couple presses to have their privacy respected, it doesn’t always happen.

Alabama governor and wife ask for privacy as divorce goes forward

The last thing that divorcing couples in San Antonio want is to have the details of their marriages as well as their divorce proceedings to become public knowledge. Often, people are not their best selves when dealing with all of the emotions that lead to a divorce. Thus, they’d rather not have any arguments, fights, or other elements of their crumbling marriages come to light. Part of it may be because of embarrassment, but also part of it is no doubt to due to the possibility of their words or actions being used against them. Yet no matter how a hard a couple presses to have their privacy respected, it doesn’t always happen.

Escaping an abusive spouse

For San Antonio residents looking to escape abusive marriages, fear is often an almost-constant companion. Even after they’ve left their spouses, emotional abuse will often continue through harassment and stalking. Indeed, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that 1 in 7 women claim to have been stalked by a former partner. Often, an abuser will use stalking or intimidation in order to force a reconciliation or to gain the upper hand in divorce proceedings. Thus, those seeking a divorce from their abusers should consider filing for a restraining order.

Escaping an abusive spouse

For San Antonio residents looking to escape abusive marriages, fear is often an almost-constant companion. Even after they’ve left their spouses, emotional abuse will often continue through harassment and stalking. Indeed, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that 1 in 7 women claim to have been stalked by a former partner. Often, an abuser will use stalking or intimidation in order to force a reconciliation or to gain the upper hand in divorce proceedings. Thus, those seeking a divorce from their abusers should consider filing for a restraining order.

Reviewing grandparent visitation in Texas

From property division to adoption and spousal support, there are many family law issues that Americans deal with. However, for grandparents who cannot spend time with their grandchildren in San Antonio, and the rest of Texas, family legal issues can be particularly emotional. For grandparents who are in this position, recognizing grandparents' rights and taking the wisest course of action as soon as they can is important.

Reviewing grandparent visitation in Texas

From property division to adoption and spousal support, there are many family law issues that Americans deal with. However, for grandparents who cannot spend time with their grandchildren in San Antonio, and the rest of Texas, family legal issues can be particularly emotional. For grandparents who are in this position, recognizing grandparents' rights and taking the wisest course of action as soon as they can is important.

How is international property handled in a divorce case?

These days, the ease of foreign travel and the proliferation of online dating services has given rise to a growing number of marriages between people from San Antonio and partners from different countries. With this rise in international marriages also comes an increase in international divorces. The issues inherent with a standard divorce can already become overly-complex in some cases; add in the potential for disputes that cross international borders, and they become even more so.

How is international property handled in a divorce case?

These days, the ease of foreign travel and the proliferation of online dating services has given rise to a growing number of marriages between people from San Antonio and partners from different countries. With this rise in international marriages also comes an increase in international divorces. The issues inherent with a standard divorce can already become overly-complex in some cases; add in the potential for disputes that cross international borders, and they become even more so.