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Preventing International Abduction

On December 27, 2018

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The Family Code provides Courts and parents a series of tools to prevent the international abduction of children.  These are found in TFC 153.503. (1) appoint a person other than the parent of the child who presents a risk of abducting the child as the sole managing conservator of the child; (2) require supervised visitation of the […]

Divorce Jurisdiction vs. UCCJEA Jurisdiction

On December 20, 2018

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Rust v. Rust, No. 04-17-00674-CV, 2018 WL 4760157 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2018, Here is an interesting case about the interplay of divorce jurisdiction and the UCCJEA. The underlying facts are the Husband was in the armed services and designated his residence as the State of Texas although the family was stationed in North Carolina and […]

Social Security and Child Support

On December 3, 2018

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As parents have children later in life, I am seeing more situations where a parent has a child support obligation when they are also receiving old age social security.  In such cases, that parent’s children are eligible to receive a payment from the social security administration.  More good news, the payment can be offset against […]