Child support in Texas follows guidelines set out in the Texas Family Code, Chapter 154. The guidelines assign percentages of net income based on the number of children the obligor (person responsible for paying child support) has a duty to support. The child support guidelines are applied to only the first $8,550 of net income per month.
One of the most complex and difficult aspects of a Houston divorce is property division. It is hard enough to figure out who gets the lamp, the couch, the car and the dog but it is even more challenging to determine what should happen to the house, or in some cases, homes. The difficulty doesn’t solely lie in the fact that the house is often times the largest asset in the marital estate or that one party or both parties are emotionally tied to the property. The biggest hurdle to disposing of one’s castle is the inability to sell real property (at least without taking a loss) in today’s uncertain housing market.
I am a Houston uncontested divorce lawyer. I do, and have done, many uncontested divorces. As cases go, they are generally on the easier side of the curve compared to most. In fact, they are not much work at all…if they are truly uncontested…and without children, a prior court order or children from another partner since the spouses have been separated.
As Houston divorce lawyers, my wife and I litigate hundreds of divorces and family cases each year. Out of all the divorces we do, only a fraction are considered “uncontested”.