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Summer Visitation

If you have visitation and did not give notice of a different time for Summer visitation, your 30 days will start on July 1st at 6 pm and end on July 31st at 6 pm. This is outlined in the Standard Possession Order. Make sure to check your specific order to verify these dates and [..]

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Different Types of Divorce

Contested divorce This is a type of divorce whereby the issues that are facing the couple will be addressed and overseen by a judge. A contested divorce can go to trial if there is no amicable solution.  It is an expensive type of divorce because the affected couple will likely hire lawyers to handle the [..]

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DWI Penalties

The penalties in Texas associated for driving while intoxicated (DWI) have grown increasingly harsher over the past few decades. While specific penalties imposed after a DWI depend on a variety of factors, the most relevant are the number of previous offenses as well as your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of your arrest. [..]

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What To Know Before Establishing Paternity

If you have doubts regarding who is a child’s biological father, then getting a court order for establishing paternity can be critical. This is true whether you believe you are the father of a child or you are a child’s mother and want to legally identify the father. However, before you do this, there are [..]

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4 Things Dads Should Do in Custody Cases

Child custody and visitation disputes are highly emotional and legally complicated. Whether you are heading into court or a mediation session to resolve these issues, it is important for parents to prepare because it can be easy to get overwhelmed in these situations. Many men feel like they are at a disadvantage in custody cases from the [..]

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What Makes a Parent Unfit?

When parents are fighting over custody of a child, one might accuse the other of being an unfit parent. This can come with threats to take a child away and promises that the allegedly unfit parent will never see the child again. If you are the person on the receiving end of these threats, then [..]

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4 Mistakes to Avoid During Seperation

For better or worse, divorces do not happen overnight. It can take several months to move from “divorcing” to “divorced.” During this transition period, you do not stop being a parent, which means you will still have to raise your kids with each other, even though you are living separately. This can be a very [..]

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Modification of a Custody Order

Considering all that can change in the lives of parents and children, it can be important for parents with custody and visitation agreement to understand when and if that agreement might change. When modification can be appropriate In accordance with Texas law, there are three events that could justify a modification of an order. These [..]

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Step-Parent’s Rights

Family structures come in all shapes and sizes. As divorce rates have continued to remain steady for years, blended families and step-parent relationships have continued to be on the rise. With step-parenting becoming more common during many children’s formative year’s, many people are recognizing the important bond that still forms between parents and their non-biological [..]

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Technology and Custody

Technology can be a double-edged sword with regard to family legal battles. For instance, it can spark contentious battles during a divorce when spouses use GPS or malware to spy on each other, but it also can preserve relationships between parents and children by allowing them to stay connected when they cannot be together physically. [..]

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