Family First Segments from Live @ Five, KFDM, Channel 6

Alimony and Common Law Marriage

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: Is anyone going through a divorce eligible for alimony? When does common law marriage take effect? … [Read more...]

Terminating Parental Rights

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: Can the non-custodial parent terminate their rights in order to stop paying child support? … [Read more...]

Custody Law Suit, Verbal Abuse, and Grandparents’ Custody Rights

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: If the custodial parent lives with or near a registered sex offender, could this be used by the non-custodial parent as grounds for a custodial law suit? Is verbal abuse against the law? Do grandparents have custodial rights to their … [Read more...]

Social Security and Geographic Restriction

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: Should you draw on your spouse's social security benefit? What will happen if I move out of the area in which I am geographically restricted to live? Is it possible to sue your ex for ruining your credit? … [Read more...]

Property Division

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: If someone owns property before they're married and they pass away after they are married, does the property go to their children or spouse? … [Read more...]

Informal Marriage (Common Law Marriage), and Grandparent Custody Rights

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: Once a father establishes paternity, what are his rights? Can grandparents gain child custody? What constitutes an informal (common law) marriage? … [Read more...]

Saving Money When Getting a Divorce and Factors that Prevent Adoption

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: What is the best way to save money while going through a divorce? What factors can prevent the court from allowing adoption of a child? … [Read more...]

Mediation and Child Support Increase

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: Does it make sense to go to mediation when you're all ready paying for an attorney? If you get married, will your child support increase to take into account your spouse's income? … [Read more...]

Parent Alienation Syndrome

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: What is parent alienation syndrome? … [Read more...]

Social Networking Sites being used in Divorce Proceedings

Live at Five’s Board Certified family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. How is social media used in divorce and child custody proceedings? What information do you look for on social media websites that can be used in court proceedings? … [Read more...]