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child custody
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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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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, it’s essential to understand the process and find a divorce attorney...
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The Internet is bursting with information, and you’ll find plenty of how-to articles and videos on just about any topic—including divorce. Some people even turn to online divorce websites because they don’t want to pay thousands of dollars for a divorce attorney. What they don’t realize—and some of our clients have found out—is that going...
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When we speak with parents about child custody, our clients often say the other parent is a narcissist or that a parent’s personality disorder poses a danger to their child. While mental health issues can affect child custody and visitation orders in Tarrant County, proving they exist isn’t necessarily easy. If you’re concerned the other...
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At the Sisemore Law Firm, one of the big goals we try to achieve when negotiating child custody agreements is to put orders in place that will minimize the likelihood of a future custody modification in Texas. Believe it or not, we don’t want repeat business. We want to help clients get things right the...
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Adoption
According to recent census figures in the United States, there are more than 2 million adopted children in households in the country. With an increase in awareness about adoption, more and more mothers are considering it as a viable option when they feel they may be able to unable to care for their child either physically, emotionally,...
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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. 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. Considering all that can change in the lives...
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Parenting a child with someone whom you do not like or trust is no easy task. If you are in this situation, you can feel scared, anxious and angry about how the other parent treats a child and what he or she might say to the child about you. If you anticipate these types of...
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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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