Month: June 2013

Child support issues can be problematic in Texas

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Monday, June 24, 2013

Any parent in Texas who has struggled with getting child support payments from the other parent would agree that sometimes the system doesn't seem to work. Whether a child support order is issued as part of a divorce or on its own, the presumption is that the parent ordered to pay support will do so and that the court will order an amount of...

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Property division and divorce, billionaire-style

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, June 21, 2013

The recently announced divorce between 82-year-old media king Rupert Murdoch and his 44-year-old wife have many in both the entertainment and financial worlds eager to speculate about the outcome. There is no word on whether a prenuptial agreement is in place within the marriage. This is Murdoch's third marriage, however, so many in Texas would...

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Fathers face unique child custody challenges

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Thursday, June 13, 2013

When a Texas marriage ends in divorce, many fathers fear losing regular access to their children. For dads who are used to interacting with their kids on a daily basis, the risk of transitioning into the role of an every-other-weekend visitor is frightening. Many unhappy spouses put off filing for divorce for fear of losing access to their kids,...

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The dangers of self-soothing after a Texas divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, June 6, 2013

The act of self-soothing is a common human reaction to a stressful or troubling experience. Babies self-sooth by way of a pacifier or blankie. College students rely on a lucky shirt to get through exam week. While the urge to rely on soothing behaviors to get through periods of stress is understandable, there are instances in which...

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