Can a Houston Judge Order Me to Pay Retroactive Child Support?

August 30th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

Child support is established by court order in Texas. Typically the parent subject to the order is only required to pay from the date of the court’s ruling. However, there are circumstances where the judge may order retroactive support, i.e. for a period of time before the entry of the court’s order, perhaps dating back […]

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How Do Court-Ordered and Contractual Alimony Differ?

July 24th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Family Law

Spousal support in Texas may be ordered by the court as part of a divorce proceeding or contractually agreed upon between the parties. The laws governing court-ordered and contractual alimony differ in several key respects. It is important to be aware of these differences before you seek or agree to either kind of alimony. Limits […]

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