What is the Difference Between UCCJEA and UIFSA?

While all Texas district courts have jurisdiction to hear family-law matters, the state of Texas may not have authority to hear your specific case. When filing a suit affecting the parent-child relationship (“SAPCR” (pronounced “sap-sir”)), whether Texas has becomes particularly important when the child has not always lived in one state. Courts will apply…

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Best Interest of the Child

Whenever a family law case involves children, the court must consider the “best interest of the child.” This consideration is one of the foundational concepts in family law, yet it is not always a simple test because every child is different, and the circumstances surrounding every child is different. To provide guidance on how…

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Understanding “Just And Right”

Although Texas is a community property state, that does not mean that everything is divided 50/50. Rather, the court must divide the parties in a manner that it deems “just and right, having due regard for the rights of the parties and any children of the marriage.” Although every divorce is unique, the court…

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