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Family Law
Discover who pays for child health insurance after divorce in Texas?
In the event of divorce, the state of Texas requires parents to provide medical support for their children. This includes both health insurance and dental insurance. Which parent is responsible for health insurance is generally based on the parents’ income and who serves as the primary conservator of the child but it depends on the...
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Understanding Fathers' Rights in Abortion Legal Cases
Thousands of men in the United States find out they’re going be fathers every day. While this revelation is considered a blessing for many soon-to-be fathers, the notion of impending fatherhood comes as a shock to others. They may feel unprepared to take on the responsibility of becoming a parent or worry they won’t be...
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Malicious Parent Syndrome in Court: Understanding and Defending
Malicious Parent Syndrome refers to situations in which a divorced or divorcing parent deliberately aims to harm the other parent. In some extreme cases, the offending parent may even mistreat their children to tarnish the reputation of the other parent. In Texas, we rarely (if ever) hear the terms malicious mother syndrome, malicious father syndrome...
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teenager sitting on bench with both parents
As children get older, many believe they should have the right to make certain decisions about their lives. For children of divorce, choosing which parent they get to live with is frequently one of those decisions. This leaves both children and parents wondering: How old does a child have to be to choose which parent...
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How to gain custody of a sibling in Texas
Families take many shapes and forms in today’s world. In instances where biological parents are out of the picture or pose a physical or emotional threat to a child, other family members may want to step up and care for that child. While it isn’t unusual for grandparents to seek temporary possession or permanent custody...
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Surrogacy and IVF
Having a baby is a life-changing experience but getting pregnant the natural way isn’t a viable option for every couple. Some couples struggle with infertility issues, and while the emotional turmoil of pregnancy can be so overwhelming for some women, it could put the health of the mother and baby at risk. Fortunately, surrogacy and...
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Child Custody Hearing Form
A lot can change in the years following a divorce and the creation of a custody schedule in Texas. Children grow up; parents get remarried or find new jobs; financial circumstances often fluctuate. During that time, grounds for full custody of a child can change dramatically between the parents, which may necessitate a change in...
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Girl on Swing
When parents disagree about issues involving their kids—child custody, visitation, rights, duties and the like—those differences need to be hashed out in court or mediation. In some cases, the court, parents, guardians or a government agency may request that a neutral attorney be brought in to help figure out what arrangements would be in the...
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Fathers with surrogate mother
Surrogacy can be a beautiful way to have a baby when circumstances prevent a couple or individual from conceiving a child on their own. However, laws regarding surrogacy do vary widely from state to state, so it’s important to understand the surrogacy laws in the state where you hope to have a child. If that...
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Can a sex offender be around family? That’s a question a father from Nebraska was asking a few years back, and he didn’t get the answer he wanted. This story first made headlines back in 2015, and it still makes me sick to my stomach today. When we first published this blog, we didn’t weigh...
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process of visitation rights for military child custody
How Does Custody Work If One Parent Is in The Military in Texas
June 6, 2024
Can divorced parents live together Exploring Legal Boundaries
Can divorced parents live together? Exploring Legal Boundaries
May 30, 2024
How To Change A Court Order For Child Custody Legal Advice
How To Change A Court Order For Child Custody: Legal Advice
May 27, 2024

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