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

Making Informed Property Division Decisions

Live at Five’s Board Certified family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. If you’re planning to get a divorce and your spouse has an employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401k or pension plan, are you legally entitled to part of the money and how do you protect your share? … [Read more...]

Questions and Concerns Regarding Prenuptial Agreements

Live at Five’s Board Certified family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. Does cheating change how a pre-nuptial agreement works? Are there any provisions that can be added to a pre-nuptial agreement requiring automatic payment if a spouse is caught cheating or admits to cheating? … [Read more...]

Parental Child Abduction

Live at Five’s Board Certified family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. What can you do if a non-custodial parent abducts a child to another country? What is the difference between legal and physical custody? If a former spouse is behind on child support payments, can their visitation be prevented? … [Read more...]

Parental Psychological Exams

Live at Five’s Board Certified family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. What is a psychological exam? What are some of the questions a parent may have to answer in a psychological exam? How long does a psychological exam take? Who can order a psychological exam? … [Read more...]

About 70 Percent of Americans Don’t Have a Will

Live at Five’s Board Certified family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. Who needs a will? Where do you go to have a will prepared? Where is the best place to keep a will? If circumstances change, how difficult is it to amend a will? … [Read more...]

Financial Rights and Duties of Marriage

Live at Five’s Board Certified family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. What is a pre-nuptial agreement? Who needs a pre-nuptial agreement and what are the protections in a pre-nuptial agreement? Under what circumstances should someone consider a pre-nuptial agreement? … [Read more...]

Refusing Child Support Until DNA Test

Live at Five’s Board Certified family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. Can someone refuse to pay child support if there has not been any DNA testing? Who is required to pay for DNA testing? If a non-custodial parent pays child support and later, after DNA testing, it is determined the individual is not the biological parent, can he or … [Read more...]

Child Support Information

Live at Five’s Board Certified family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. What can be done if a non-custodial parent refuses to pay child support and the custodial parent does not have the resources to hire an attorney? Do step-parents have an obligation to financially support step-children of their former spouse after a divorce is final? … [Read more...]