Coronavirus, Divorce and Family Law:

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Higdon Hardy & Zuflacht is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our family law clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients. To read more please Click Here

All our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.

To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, Zoom, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state and out of the country in this manner for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.

We are also working with the divorce and civil courts, as well as opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.

To further protect the health of all concerned, all our attorneys and staff have the technology and capability to work on cases and with clients from home as well as at the office. Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.

The days ahead may be a challenge. We do not yet know the extent to which particular courts will curtail trials or even the extent to which HHZ will have clients and other guests come to our office. We will continue to work to take care of our clients’ cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

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Deduction issues in child-support-related income calculations

Accurate calculations of income, both of your own income and your ex-spouse’s, can be very important in many aspects of a divorce. This includes child support matters. Here in Texas, the income levels of the two parents are among the main things that the state’s child support guidelines consider in child support calculations.

Sometimes, income calculation for child support purposes is a relatively straightforward matter. Other times, such calculations can get rather complex.

One thing that sometimes raises complexities in income calculations related to child support matters are issues regarding deductions. There are certain things that state law allows a person to deduct from their income when it comes to what their income level is for child support calculation purposes.

Sometimes, confusion or disputes arise in relation to deduction issues. For example, a parent may be unclear as to what deductions are available or whether a particular deduction would apply to their situation or may suspect that a deduction their ex-spouse is asking for is one their ex-spouse doesn’t actually qualify for.

How deduction issues end up being resolved in a child support matter can greatly affect the income calculation in a child support case, which in turn could affect what child support arrangement ends up being set.

Deduction issues are among the child support issues parents may want to get advice from an experienced divorce attorney on. Such attorneys can provide parents with information on deduction law, help them understand what deductions they may qualify for and help them navigate disputes that arise regarding deductions.

Our firm can provide divorcing parents with assistance with income calculation issues in child support matters, including complex deduction issues.

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