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Family Law
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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At what age can a child refuse to see a parent
One of the most common questions I hear from clients as a family law attorney is: “At what age can a child refuse visitation?” My question to those parents is: “Who is driving the bus in your household, you or your child?” As long as you have custody orders in place, and the other parent...
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retroactive child support
In the state of Texas, both parents are expected to help support their children. The amount and type of support vary depending on the circumstances and income of the parents and what Texas child support guidelines dictate. But what happens if you never filed for child support or a parent isn’t meeting his or her...
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Family in court with gavel
Many parents fighting for custody of their kids underestimate the intricacies of child custody evaluations. Not only are they time-consuming and costly, there is a human component involved—the evaluator—which means custody evaluations are anything but routine. If you’re facing a child custody evaluation and are wondering what to expect during the process, or when necessary, how to...
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Parents Fighting over Child
Many parents who share custody disagree about how visitation should be handled or think they have valid reasons to withhold visitation from the other parent. The truth is, withholding visitation from the non-custodial parent or custodial parent is generally frowned upon by the Texas family courts. In fact, a father or mother withholding visitation can...
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finding hidden assets
How to Find Money Hidden by Spouse
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2-2-5-5 Custody Schedule: What is it?
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