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June 2012 Archives

August deadline looms for Texas dads with paternity doubts

A window of opportunity has opened for Texas dads who suspect they are not the biological fathers of the children to whom they pay support. The reprieve in the state Family Code offers doubting dads until the end of August to ask courts for paternity tests. Fathers who learn they are not a child's father would be exempt from paying child support.

Prenups benefit Texas couples of all ages and wealth levels

These days, many soon-to-be married partners in Texas want a little financial protection just in case their marriage is among the approximately 50 percent that fail. Many states recognize prenuptial agreements as contracts that add up and define separate and marital property.

Texas child custody case heads to state Supreme Court

A Texas father, who agreed to a mediated child custody agreement with his ex-wife, asked a judge to alter the contract to serve the child's best interests. Two separate judges in two different hearings backed the father, who claimed his 7-year-old daughter was not safe around the sex offender his ex-wife married.

Texas property laws kick in before and after marriage

Many people believe that the legal line between single and married is drawn sometime during a wedding ceremony. Laws can also affect an unmarried relationship, depending on where a couple lives and the commitments they make before getting married.