Child issues

Interview with Fort Worth Divorce Attorney Adam Kielich on Divorce

Adam Kielich is a Fort Worth divorce attorney and managing attorney at The Kielich Law Firm in Bedford, Texas. This is an adaptation of an interview provided for a local journalism program researching the Tarrant County legal system. This research includes the affordability of legal counsel, the efficiency of the courts and overall fairness in the legal system. The program does not focus exclusively on family law issues but due to the prevalence of divorce in Tarrant County it will play a larger role in the research. This version of the interview should not be considered a transcript of the actual...

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The 323rd District Court in Fort Worth, Texas with Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich

The 323rd district court in Fort Worth handles family law cases and juvenile criminal cases. Although it is a family law court it does not hear divorces or other private family disputes. Instead it handles CPS and other child welfare disputes in Tarrant County. The 323rd district court might be most well known for the affluenza case. If CPS is involved in your custody or parenting relationship with your children then it is probable that any legal proceedings will be before the 323rd and not one of the family law district courts in downtown Fort Worth. The 323rd district court is in North Fort...

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Does my uncontested divorce in Tarrant County, Texas have to have child support?

Under the Texas Family Code no divorce with children is absolutely required to include child support. Fort Worth divorces with children will often include child support because the court is required to consider the best interests of the child. In an uncontested divorce with children the spouses may agree not to include child support in the divorce for various reasons. Child support in an uncontested divorce in Bedford and Fort Worth, Texas Whether a judge will require child support depends entirely upon the discretion of the judge. I have never had a problem with a judge challenging an uncontested divorce where I...

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Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support obligor hides money and assets, dodges the process server, or truly does not have the income stream to pay child support. There are a wide range of remedies available under the Texas Family Law to enforce child support and recover unpaid child support from financial assets of the obligor. Two of those remedies are child support liens...

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Child Support Beyond the Guidelines in Tarrant County, Texas

In family courts in the Dallas and Fort Worth area we see a wide variety of child support orders. If you didn't know better you might think judges come up with these orders out of thin air. Child support orders are actually carefully crafted against a specific set of guidelines under the Texas Family Code. Divorce attorneys and other family law attorneys calculate child support under the guidelines. We also consider whether the guidelines may not provide the child support order in the best interests of the child or children involved in the divorce or other custody lawsuit. The Texas Family...

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Collecting a judgment for unpaid child support under Texas law

The Texas Constitution and Texas Property Code set out powerful protections for Texans against creditors. For the average person these protections prevents most creditors from attaching property to satisfy a judgment on a debt. This protects the homestead and a significant amount of personal property in Bedford and Fort Worth. Property may be foreclosed to satisfy a debt when the debt is secured against specific property. The Texas Family Code, however, sets out an even more powerful weapon to satisfy a judgment for unpaid child support. Today's post will discuss this weapon and how it compares to the normal protections...

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Can my license be suspended for not paying child support in Texas?

Yes, absolutely. Under chapter 232 of the Texas Family Code any license issued by a Texas agency can be revoked or suspended for failure to pay child support including a driver's license, professional licenses, commercial driver's license, business licenses, hunting licenses, fishing licenses and concealed handgun licenses. This can be more than an inconvenience. For parents who require a license to do their jobs it puts their employment at risk. That in turn makes it even more likely that the parent will struggle to pay child support in the future. This is among the many reasons why a child support...

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50/50 Custody in a Tarrant County Divorce

Parents wanting 50/50 custody in a divorce is a growing desire in Tarrant County and across Texas. Often 50/50 custody is desired by the parents for good reasons. Sometimes 50/50 custody is desired for less noble reasons, such as avoid child support payments or to try to make things difficult on the other parent. In Tarrant County a proposal for 50/50 custody is not certain to be approved by the family court judge. The judges have wide discretion to approve custody arrangements. Many judges around the state will not even consider signing an order for 50/50 custody. Here in Tarrant County the judges...

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Fort Worth Uncontested Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorce in Tarrant County

Uncontested divorces are common in Tarrant County at the family courts in downtown Fort Worth, often with the help of uncontested divorce lawyers. Often spouses are able to resolve the issues in their divorce without the burden of an expensive and long divorce. For those people, an uncontested divorce avoids most of the cost and delay in the typical contested divorce. In Tarrant County we have special family courts (like Dallas) that only deal with family law issues. (Like divorce and child support.) Family law attorneys around Texas know Tarrant County is a different animal when it comes to family...

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Bedford Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorces

Uncontested divorce or no contest divorce in Tarrant County and Dallas County is a divorce in which the spouses have agreed to all the major issues in the divorce, including property division, custody and child support. An uncontested divorce costs the same money to file in the family courts in Tarrant County, Dallas County and surrounding counties as a contested divorce. An uncontested divorce is not always best in every situation but there are some situations where an uncontested divorce is a good idea: 1. The issues in the divorce are simple 2. The divorce does not dissolve into a destructive fight 3....

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