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Parents all across Texas are bound by a custody or visitation order. These orders are essential in protecting both a parent’s access to a child as well as the best interests of a child. However, as time goes on, circumstances change and these orders may need modification. One such change is if one of the parents...
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Over the years, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ruled on two important cases relating to child custody. In addition, the U.S. Congress has passed federal legislation. In 1972, the court ruled (Stanley v. Illinois) that unmarried fathers have fundamental parenting rights; in 1983 (Lehr v. Robertson), SCOTUS ruled that biological fathers must demonstrate a...
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Custody battles can be highly contentious and volatile. Under these circumstances, parents can make some unwise decisions and engage in inadvisable behavior in an effort to hurt the other parent. One particularly reckless decision parents might make in an effort to hurt the other parent is interfering with custody, as custodial interference can hurt the...
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Parents who lose custody of their children find themselves in desperate situations and may even go to great lengths to get their kids back. In California, a mother who lost custody of her children in a bitter court battle with her former husband found herself in such a situation. When the father was away, she went to his home and took her kids. They...
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Texas child custody laws comply with the Uniform Child Custody Act, which tries to make interstate child custody cases as simple as possible. They are always required to take the child’s own wishes into account when the court is making a custody decision. This blog will serve as a brief overview on the laws in...
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You and your ex are going to split up and that means talking about child custody rights, money, property division and a whole host of other issues, all of which can be quite delicate. You may set out hoping to have a conversation, but you’re worried it’s going to turn into a disagreement and even...
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For small-business owners, the decision to get married comes with a whole separate bag of concerns aside from the typical prenuptial challenges. Whether their business is small and manageable or successful and growing, sole proprietors can make minor changes to their business that may offer major protection for their assets in the event of a...
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Depending on the circumstances surrounding your divorce, you may be worried about your ex rushing into introducing your child to their new significant other. While this situation can cause hurt feelings and anger on your part, it can also be confusing and frustrating to your child. If you are concerned about the possibility of your...
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Celebrity couples have been getting a lot of press lately for their amicable breakups. Perhaps the most notable among these couples is actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her ex-husband Chris Martin, who coined the term “conscious uncoupling.” Other celebrities have followed suit, including actor Orlando Bloom and model Miranda Kerr, who announced their divorce earlier this...
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In the past it was often assumed that mothers were in a better position to care for their children than fathers. As a result, mothers were far more likely than fathers to be granted custody of their children in divorce cases. In recent decades, however, those assumptions have begun to give way to a broader...
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