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Family Law
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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When parents don’t get along, disagreements about child custody and visitation can get heated. In extreme situations, a parent may even flee to another city, state or country to prevent the other parent from having access to their child. The question is: When is it kidnapping to take your child away and out of the...
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Father looking at mother who is holding a sad baby
If you are getting divorced and will be sharing custody of a child, what can you expect regarding visitation and the possession schedule? Even if the other parent will have primary custody, you as the non-custodial parent should expect to have reasonable visitation rights and access to your child. Who determines what is reasonable and...
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Girl with stepmom.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 2.4 million stepchildren under the age of 18 lived in the more than 73 million U.S. households with children in 2021. Those millions of stepchildren live with millions of stepparents and step-siblings, and those step-relationships can be challenging. Everyone—biological and stepparents—has an opinion about family dynamics and discipline...
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upset teen with phone
Coping with divorce is hard enough for kids without a parent’s new partner thrown in the mix. If your child complains constantly about her wicked stepmother, or you’re a dad whose kid can’t stand mom’s new boyfriend, it’s best to think before you react. Unless the children are in danger, teaching them how to cope...
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prisoner in jail cell
If you are a parent in jail custody rights may be a big concern for you. You may be wondering if a parent goes to jail do they lose custody automatically or forever? On the other hand, if your child’s other parent is incarcerated, you may want to know if terminating the parental rights of...
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Mom drinking bottle of wine
If you believe your child is in danger due to the actions or behavior of the other parent, you may want to prevent that parent from getting access to the child. In situations where a parent is abusive or using controlled substances, child custody lawyers can help you take steps to get an emergency custody...
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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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