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When you are anticipating you or your spouse will soon file for divorce in Texas, or if you are in the early stages of the divorce process in the Dallas area, you may have questions about spousal support, which is also known as alimony or maintenance. When it comes to the amount of spousal support you might expect to pay or receive, you may be wondering: How is spousal support calculated in Texas? The following information can help you to understand how a court decides the amount of maintenance to award in a divorce case. Determining Eligibility for Maintenance or…
Spousal support (alimony or spousal maintenance) is a payment made during or after the divorce from one spouse to the other. Under Texas Family Code Sec. 8.001, spousal support will be awarded when certain criteria are met. At Orsinger, Nelson, Downing, and Anderson, LLP, we want to make sure that you have the information you need to protect your financial interests. Here, our Dallas spousal support lawyers provide an overview of the guidelines for alimony in Texas. The Partner Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proving an Award is Appropriate In Texas, any party to a divorce has the…
After going through a difficult divorce or child custody case, it can be difficult to think about going back to court in order to ask for a change of custody. Yet there are many reasons that one or both parents might want to — or might need to — ask a Texas court to make changes to an existing child custody order. Asking the court to make child custody changes, or the order establishing conservatorship or possession and access will only result in a change to the court order in certain circumstances specified by the Texas Family Code.…
After going through a difficult divorce or child custody case, it can be difficult to think about going back to court in order to ask for a change of custody. Yet there are many reasons that one or both parents might want to — or might need to — ask a Texas court to make changes to an existing child custody order. Asking the court to make child custody changes, or the order establishing conservatorship or possession and access will only result in a change to the court order in certain circumstances specified by the Texas Family Code.…
Whether you are going through a divorce or a separation with your partner in Texas and you have minor children from the relationship, you will need to understand how child custody works. In most child custody cases in Texas, it is better for the parents and all parties involved in the case to reach an agreement about how the parents will share custody of their children. Why is it better for the parents to reach an agreement themselves? There are numerous benefits to an agreed parenting plan under the Texas Family Code, and our firm can help you to…
With 60% of American adults having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the question now becomes, what about the children? While they may be at lower risk of contracting coronavirus, vaccine trials for children 12 and under are already underway. The decision to enroll a young child into a vaccine trial is one that requires careful consideration. But for ex-spouses sharing custody, who makes the final decision on whether or not their child is enrolled or vaccinated? What are the rights of parents who may disagree with one another? In a recent article for Texas Lawyer, ONDA…
Anyone who is planning to file for divorce in Dallas should learn more about asset division and how assets are divided in divorce in Texas. When it comes to the division of assets in a divorce, Texas is a “community property” state, which is distinct from an “equitable distribution” state. In most community property states, the court divides assets and debts from a marriage in a 50/50 split between the spouses, but the Texas Family Code requires courts to handle asset division in Texas a bit differently. Our Dallas asset division lawyers want to provide you with more information so…
Is divorce better for kids sometimes? When you are planning to get divorced and you share minor children with your spouse, you will likely hear all sorts of information about the effects of divorce on children. Too many couples in Texas decide to remain in unhappy marriages for the sake of their children, often without realizing that a contentious marriage can have harmful effects on the kids. Indeed, when it comes to children and divorce, there are certainly situations in which divorce is better for kids sometimes than remaining in a volatile marriage. Our Dallas divorce attorneys want to provide…
Prestigious 2021 list recognizes Partners for work in Family Law DALLAS – Research staff at D Magazine and lawyers across North Texas have named Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson name partners Keith Nelson and Jeff Anderson to the publication’s annual Best Lawyers in Dallas list. A founding member of the firm, Mr. Nelson has earned selection for his dedication and representation of families involved in Family Law disputes. Most recently, he was included in D CEO magazine’s Dallas 500 for his leadership in the North Texas business community. Mr. Nelson is a nationally recognized attorney often honored by peer-selected legal guides, including the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as well as the Texas Super Lawyers list of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas, an honor he shares with five…
We’re happy to announce that ONDA name partners Keith Nelson and Jeff Anderson have been selected to D Magazine’s annual Best Lawyers in Dallas list.   Keith is a founding member of the firm who has earned his selection for both his dedication and representation of those involved in Family Law disputes. Keith was also recently honored by D CEO magazine as part of the Dallas 500, which recognizes the most influential leaders in North Texas across a variety of industries. Keith is no stranger to national recognition and is often honored by peer-selected legal guides, including the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as well as the Texas Super Lawyers list of Top 100…