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Grandparents often play an important role in children’s lives. Unfortunately, there are some instances where grandparents can lose contact with their grandchildren, either from a separation, divorce, or a remarriage. Divorce especially triggers an outpouring of emotions for everyone involved, including the divorcing couple’s parent. While some marriages end amicably, others can end in a...
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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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If the judge determined that you’d have reasonable visitation rights to see your child after a divorce, you may be concerned about exactly what this means. Who determines what is reasonable and how often will you get to see your child? What you should know is that the court is trying to restrict you as...
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This is not a celebrity divorce post. Rather, it is an informational post for any father out there who believes his rights as a parent are at-risk. As our prior post about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce says, media reports claim that Jolie filed to divorce Pitt because of his alleged behavior toward their...
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With the meteoric rise of smart phones and high-powered home computers, our world is closer than ever. Thanks to inventions like video conferencing, texting, instant messaging, video mail and email, we can talk to friends and family members like they’re in the room, even if they’re actually half a world away. Technology penetrates virtually every...
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A judge will often order reasonable visitation when deciding a child custody matter in Texas. Reasonable visitation simply means that the non-custodial parent is entitled to some amount of visitation with the child that generally adheres to state guidelines and is considered to be reasonable. The judge leaves the actual coordination and planning of a...
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A Texas court will take into consideration any recent domestic violence on the part of anyone wishing to have partial or sole custody of a child. Domestic violence is known as any intentional act by a party to cause physical harm to a spouse, a child’s parent or anyone under the age of 18. Generally,...
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A commonly contentious item in divorce proceedings has to do with child custody, which involves the rights and responsibilities of caring for the child. This challenging situation may be exacerbated if a custodial parent relocates, forcing the other parent to engage in a long-distance relationship with the child. This is especially the case if an...
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Even though there seems to be a nationwide push for shared parenting plans to be used post divorce, it is not uncommon for one spouse in Texas to be granted full custody of children in some cases. If a shared or joint custody arrangement isn’t a possibility, for whatever the reason, the parent who was...
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One of the things that is often the main issue in custody/visitation cases is how much time each parent will get to physically be with their child. However, being in the same physical place as their child is not the only way a parent can have meaningful contact with their child. There are all manner...
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