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Angelina Maria Monte Zinn

Angelina Zinn’s Legal Guides

14 total


  • Health Insurance Coverage- How it Affects Child Support in Texas

    In Texas courts typically order the obligor or the parent paying child support to also maintain health insurance coverage on the child(ren). In some cases, however, the obligee will be ordered to maintain health insurance coverage. For example, if the obligor's employer doesn't p...

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  • Texas Legislature adds 13 Factors in Ordering Possession for a Child Under 3

    The Texas Family Code now provides 13 factors that a court is to consider when rendering an order for visitation to a child under three (3) years old. Previously, a trial court was to render an order appropriate under the circumstances for a child under three (3) years old. The T...

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  • Ground Rules for Divorce: Reduce the Conflict for Yourself and Your Child

    Ground Rules for Divorce: Reduce the Conflict for Yourself and Your Child A divorce or child custody case can be a very stressful time during anyone's life, especially on the child(ren). Use the following Ground Rules For Divorce to take ?the conflict out of your relationship an...

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  • A Child During Divorce or Child Custody: Questionnaire for Parents

    A Child During Divorce or Child Custody: Questionnaire for Parents The following questions are helpful in evaluting your child's emotions during divorce or a child custody dispute. After reading the questions, see my other entitled, "Ground Rules for Divorce," to find helpful way...

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  • Texas Marriage and Divorce Packet Part 5

    Texas Marriage and Divorce Packet Part 5 What is alimony? Alimony is a periodic payment of money from one spouse for the support of the other spouse. Does the State of Texas have court-ordered alimony? Yes, but it is referred to differently depending on whether it is orde...

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  • Texas Marriage and Divorce Packet Part 4

    Texas Marriage and Divorce Packet Part 4 When am I divorced? You are divorced when all the property and child related issues are resolved and the presiding judge signs an order, usually called a Decree of Divorce. How long must I wait to get married again? In most cases, yo...

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  • Texas Marriage and Divorce Packet Part 3

    What is a temporary restraining order? A temporary restraining order is a court order that sets forth the acts which either one or both parties are prohibited from doing immediately after the petition is filed. Sometimes this order is called a TRO. A TRO usually prohibits bad act...

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  • Texas Marriage and Divorce Packet Part 2

    Is this different if I am in the military? Not really. Time spent by a Texas resident outside of Texas, while in the military, satisfies the residency requirement in Texas for a divorce. Am I entitled to a court-appointed attorney? Not unless there are special circumstances. What...

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  • Texas Marriage and Divorce Packet Part 1

    MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE PACKET PART 1 Does Texas have an age requirement for marriage? Yes. Both parties must be at least 18 years old to obtain a marriage license. If either party is under 18 years of age, parental consent or a court order is required. Can I marry someone who is re...

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  • Alimony for Texas Divorce Filed After September 1, 2011

    In Texas, we have had alimony or "spousal maintenance" since 1997 but the rules have recently changed. Anything filed post September 1, 2011 is under new legislative rules. This guide summaries the new laws.

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