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November 2013 Archives

Dayanara Torres and Marc Anthony entering child support battle

Sometimes, after a child support arrangement is reached, a change in circumstances occurs. One example of such a change is a change in the financial situation of either the paying parent or the receiving parent. Sometimes, in response to a change in financial circumstances, a paying or receiving parent will make a request for a modification to the existing child support arrangement. There are many different things courts consider when making decisions regarding child support modification requests. Thus, child support modification cases can have a great many complex aspects.

Colts owner and his wife getting divorced

Jim Irsay is a name that many people here in Texas may have run across while reading sports news, as he is the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Recently, Irsay's name has jumped from the realm of sports news into the realm of family law news; it has been reported that Irsay and his wife are getting divorced.

Divorce settlements can contain unique child custody terms

Recently, some details have come out regarding a divorce settlement that Laura Silverman, girlfriend of "X Factor" judge Simon Cowell, and her ex-husband have reached. The details illustrate how diverse the terms of a divorce settlement can be.

Rise in fatal domestic violence attacks against women in Texas

Violence in relationships is something which should never happen, but which sadly does. The harms that domestic abuse can cause can be extensive. Domestic violence sometimes even has fatal results.

Same-sex couple in Plano challenges Texas' same-sex marriage ban

Texas law limits marriage to heterosexual couples. This can lead to same-sex couples who are in long-term relationships facing challenges when it comes to family law issues, as they do not have access to the same legal protections and mechanisms that married heterosexual couples do. This is one of the reasons why it can be particularly important for same-sex couples to consult with a family law attorney with experience in same-sex couple legal matters when a family law issue arises. Such attorneys can help a same-sex couple address family law issues through the means currently available.