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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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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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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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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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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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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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