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When can ex-husband cut off alimony to former wife who has boyfriend?
How is cohabitation defined legally? When can an ex-husband stop paying alimony?

Frequently Asked Questions of the Attorney General of Texas Regarding Child Custody
Many parents want to find out about legal issues surrounding child custody in Texas, such as establishing paternity, receiving child support, obtaining necessary documentation, and grandparental rights.

Embryo Battles Are Likely To Get a Precedent in San Francisco Couple's Case
In a challenging legal case, a divorced couple is fighting over whether the woman can use embryos the couple froze while they were together. While the man does not want to become a biological parent, the woman, who is now 46 years old, is no longer able to create her own genetic offspring in any other way.

North Texas Legislators Cry Wolf Again About Sharia Law
Conflicts have arisen in Texas over whether legal proceedings of Islamic courts should be recognized in the United States.

Employer Does Not Turn Child Custody Payments Over to the State
78% of all child support payments in Texas come through money withheld or garnished wages from one parent's paycheck. While employers are required by law to turn this money over to the state (so it can be paid to the correct party), this doesn't always occur. In one case, an auto-service center in Lindale withheld 50% of one of its mechanic's pay for approximately seven years but did not forward all of the money. An employer found guilty of this act can face civil penalties and even criminal charges.

Landmark Same-Sex Divorce Case
El Paso County is preparing to see its first same-sex divorce case. The couple was married in New Mexico and is now seeking a legal dissolution of the marriage.

Texas Fathers Support Equal Parenting Law
A bill has been introduced by Representative Gilbert Pena that would allow Texas courts to grant parents equal custody of their children after a divorce.

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