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How to Calculate Texas Child Support for 50/50 Possession Schedule versus Standard Possession Order, Alimony

How to calculate child support in Texas for a 50/50 possession schedule (equal actual parenting time) can be very different from Texas guideline child support with the Texas Standard Possession Order.  Contractual alimony (spousal maintenance) can also affect child support.

When Should You Hire a Professional Divorce Mediator Instead of a Divorce Lawyer in Texas?

When should someone hire a professional divorce mediator instead of a divorce lawyer in Texas? A spouse or parent who doesn’t believe the other spouse or parent is cooperating in the ending of marriage or a relationship frequently hires a divorce lawyer when they did not really to. In my experience as a recovering trial lawyer turned professional peacemaker, unfortunately, the result usually ends up to be opposite of what they had hoped for.

"January to May" Divorce Mediation

Is your New Year’s resolution an amicable, respectful, divorce or a separation from a partner or parent of your children?  Detente’s exclusive "January to May” step by step divorce mediation makes all the difference for peace and renewal, especially if a summer goal is children settle into their home with Mom and their home with Dad before school starts in the fall.

The truth is most New Year’s resolutions fail not because they aren’t doable, but because they lack a plan.  

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