We live in a mobile society where people are able to move with ease from one state to the next. When conservatorship of a child is at issue, the ease with which citizens move from state to state without restriction adds an additional layer of complexity to child custody determinations.…

Whether you’re considering taking your child on a cruise through the Caribbean, heading down to Mexico for some summer sun, or jetting off to Europe for vacation, international travel is becoming increasingly common in American families.  If you are divorced or never married your child’s other parent then acquiring the…

Angela A. Stout Receives Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization AUSTIN (1/21/2016) − Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Angela Stout received Board Certification in Family Law. Angela Stout currently practices in Houston, Texas at The Stout Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Board Certification is…

Texas is one of the few states in the nation that still recognizes common law marriage as a legal mechanism for tying the knot. Rather than procuring a wedding license and having an officiant licensed by the State of Texas presided over the ceremony, a couple may choose to be…

Many American families live beyond their means and use credit as a way to supplement their income resulting in massive debt for their families.  Eventually this catches up with them and often results in the demise of their marriage.  If you or your spouse has difficulty managing money, recognizing spending…

If you have been through a divorce or if you are currently going through a divorce, you know that it is a very emotional time for both partners. At times, you may experience anger, resentment, betrayal or emotional pain over the situation. However, it is important to remember that when…

What is Alimony? Alimony (spousal maintenance)  is a legal obligation of one spouse to provide financial support to another spouse. If one spouse was the primary provider for the family before the divorce or separation, this spouse is typically required to provide support to the other spouse to cover any financial…

When it comes to child custody battles, and modifying a custody agreement, the court seeks to do that which is in the best interest of the child. However, the situation is different when a parent is petitioning for a modification in the custody agreement that was originally determined. The Primary Considerations in Child…

When couples decide to separate or divorce, the thought of going to court to resolve personal differences can become stressful, and it can have an uncertain outcome that may not serve the needs of either party. Typically, couples will want to avoid resolving conflicts using the court as a mediator.…