Month

January 2018
The dynamic between divorced or separated parents can be quite volatile, and this can lead to disputes over child custody and visitation. One such dispute that we often hear about is a parent trying to stop another parent from seeing the child. A common reason why parents think they can deny visitation is if a...
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Fighting over custody often takes precedence over just about any other priority for parents. Unfortunately, these battles can be contentious and lengthy, which can create secondary issues that parents also need to resolve in addition to custody. A few issues that parents may struggle with during a custody dispute include job-related problems, travel restrictions and...
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A lot can change in the years following a divorce and creation of a custody schedule. Children grow up; parents get remarried or find new jobs; financial circumstances often fluctuate. Considering all that can change in the lives of parents and children, it can be important for parents with custody and visitation agreement to understand...
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Family structures come in all shapes and sizes. As divorce rates have continued to remain steady for years, blended families and step-parent relationships have continued to be on the rise. With step-parenting becoming more common during many children’s formative year’s, many people are recognizing the important bond that still forms between parents and their non-biological...
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Parenting a child with someone whom you do not like or trust is no easy task. If you are in this situation, you can feel scared, anxious and angry about how the other parent treats a child and what he or she might say to the child about you. If you anticipate these types of...
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Technology can be a double-edged sword with regard to family legal battles. For instance, it can spark contentious battles during a divorce when spouses use GPS or malware to spy on each other, but it also can preserve relationships between parents and children by allowing them to stay connected when they cannot be together physically....
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Exchanging custody can be difficult when parents resent, distrust or hate each other. Even brief encounters can spiral into screaming matches, and there are parents who simply won’t show up to an exchange in an effort to punish the other parent. There may also be legitimate concerns about a child’s safety. If you are dealing...
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One of the factors that Texas courts can consider when determining child custody is the preference of the child. This doesn’t always happen, particularly if the child is under 12, but parents should understand and respect the fact that a child can have a say in his or her own future. That being said, there...
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