Emergency Standing Order From Collin County District Courts Regarding Possession Schedule During School Closures

Standing Order Regarding Child Possession Schedule The Collin County District Courts have issued an Emergency Standing Order Regarding Possession Schedules as applied to Child Custody and Visitation schedules during the Coronavirus pandemic. We have republished the text below and the PDF version for your review. COLLIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT...

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Family Violence in the Time of Quarantine

Attorney Monica Peters

COVID-19 > Social Distancing > Family Violence Social distancing has become the new normal here in North Texas and across most of the United States as we work together to stop or slow down COVID-19. This necessary evil has given rise to an increase in another scourge, family violence.  Police in North Texas report an increase in dome...

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Divorce and Planning Beyond the Present

Divorce can bring about many concerns that were not previously top of mind, including retirement planning.  For example, when faced with divorce, a partner who has stayed at home to raise a child might be concerned that their future Social Security payments will be significantly lower than their spouse's. Before agreeing to a proposed divisio...

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A Quick Guide to Calculating Child Support

A question I am asked often is "how do I calculate my child support obligation?" Under Texas Law, the amount of current child support a parent is obligated to pay is based on a parent's income available for child support and the number of children that the parent has an obligation to support. The chart below illustrates the percentages used to cal...

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