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Converted Property and Informal Marriage

On December 20, 2013

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An interesting case out of the San Antonio Court of Appeals; a couple entered into an informal marriage and at the time the Husband owned a separate property ranch. After the Wife discovered her Husband was having an affair with her sister, the Husband and Wife signed a series of agreements where they called the […]

Wrongful conviction

On October 10, 2013

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Interesting story about a case in Dallas. In short, a man was wrongfully convicted in a series of sex assaults and spent 24 years in prison before being released after DNA testing. He has received $2 million from the State of Texas plus $11,000 per month. At the time of conviction and for about half […]

Increases in child support caps

On July 1, 2013

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The statutory cap for child support will be increasing on September 1, 2013 from $7,500 to $8,550. The cap works as follows. The court applies the percentage guideline to the first $7,500, soon the first $8,550, of a payor’s net income. The percentage applied is based on the number of children the payor has and […]