Yes, the court can consider fault in property division in a Collin County divorce. Texas is a community property state, which means that all property acquired during the marriage is presumed to be owned equally by both spouses, regardless of who earned the income or whose name is on the title. However, the court has discretion [...]
To obtain a protective order in Collin County, you must file a petition with the district clerk's office. The petition will include details of the abuse or harassment that you have experienced, and you may be required to provide evidence to support your claims. If the court grants the protective order, it will prohibit the abuser [...]
The process for adopting a child in Collin County typically involves an application to the court, a home study, and a background check. The court will also require the consent of the child's birth parents or the termination of their parental rights.
A prenuptial agreement in Collin County is a legal contract that is signed by both parties before marriage. The agreement can address issues such as property division and spousal support in the event of a divorce. To be enforceable, the agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. It is recommended that both parties [...]
Technically Texas does not have a process called legal separation. However, once a divorce has been filed temporary orders can be put in place that are similar to what is referred to as legal separation in other states.
How does Texas law define domestic violence, and what resources are available for victims in Collin County?
Texas law defines domestic violence as any act that is intended to cause physical harm, injury, or sexual assault to a family member or household member. Victims of domestic violence in Collin County can seek assistance from local shelters, counseling services, and legal aid organizations.
In Collin County, property is divided in a divorce according to the principle of just and right division. This means that the court will divide the property in a way that is fair but not necessarily equal. The court will consider a variety of factors, such as the length of the marriage, each spouse's earning capacity, [...]
The process for getting a divorce in Collin County begins with filing a petition with the district clerk's office. After that, the other spouse must be served with the petition and has the opportunity to respond. If the parties can agree on the terms of the divorce, they can submit a settlement agreement to the court. [...]
In Collin County, child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child. The court will consider a variety of factors, including the child's relationship with each parent, the child's preferences (if the child is of sufficient age), and each parent's ability to provide for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs.
There are 2 methods of calculating child support that are generally used. First, is guideline child support. Guideline child support is a percentage of the obligor's income based on the number of children before the court and the number of children not before the court, but that the obligor is responsible for supporting financially. Second, non-guideline [...]
Yes, it is possible to modify a custody or child support order in Collin County if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the original order was issued. Examples of a substantial change in circumstances include a change in income, a change in the child's needs, or a change in the custodial parent's living [...]