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Standard of Proof to Modify Temporary Orders

On August 13, 2018

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A common situation litigants face in a complex divorce is multiple temporary orders hearings.  The family code is not clear on what standard of poof is necessary to modify a prior temporary order.  The 14th Court of Appeals has addressed the issue in In re McPeak.  In the McPeak case a temporary order was rendered requiring […]

Child Tax Deduction Eliminated

On July 25, 2018

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The child tax deduction has been eliminated by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  The child tax credit, however remains and has increased to $2,000 per qualifying child.  A qualifying child is one who is under the age of 17 and has lived with the taxpayer for over half the year.  The right […]