Frequently Asked Questions
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Table of Contents
Most Frequently Asked Questions
Child adoption, adult adoption, change of name, termination of parental rights
Marital Issues and Suits Affecting Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR)
Contested/ Uncontested divorce, spousal support, child custody, child support, visitation, marital property division, marital agreements
Protective orders, restraining orders, child protective services.
Adult name change, mediation
1. How do we handle the possession schedule while the school campus is closed?
• The Texas Supreme Court has issued an order that requires parties to continue to follow the possession schedule as if the school campus was open. See here.
2. If there is a “shelter in place” order, do I have to turn over the kids?
Yes. You do. See here.
3. Who gets the portion of the stimulus check that covers the children?
It depends. There has been no guidance provided by the courts. At this point, whoever receives the money gets to decide what do with it.
4. If I am out of work because of COVID- 19, do I still owe child support?
Yes. Until an order has been entered saying otherwise, you are still responsible for child support.
5. If the other parent refused to return our child at the end of their period of possession, what can I do?
You would need to file a Motion to Enforce and get a hearing before one of our judges. It is best if you have an attorney assist you with this since our courts are primarily holding these hearings via telephone or Zoom.
6. Am I able to file for a divorce during this period?
Yes. The courthouse is still open and accepting new cases. It just may take a little longer than normal.