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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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When A Child Can Choose

One of the factors that Texas courts can consider when determining child custody is the preference of the child. This doesn’t always happen, particularly if the child is under 12, but parents should understand and respect the fact that a child can have a say in his or her own future. There are numerous ways [..]

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Be Careful What you Say

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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Visitation and Child Support

The dynamic between divorced or separated parents can be quite volatile, and this can lead to disputes over child custody and visitation. One such dispute that we often hear about is a parent trying to stop another parent from seeing the child. A common reason why parents think they can deny visitation is if a [..]

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Grandparents and Child Custody in Texas

More than 10,000 Texan children are living with grandparents and other relatives as a result of parental drug or alcohol addiction? This means that thousands of families are dealing not just with complicated health and familial issues, but legal issues as well. If you are a grandparent who takes care of your grandchildren, or if [..]

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Don’t Jeopardize Your Custody Rights

No parent is perfect. We all make mistakes not just as parents, but also in our non-parenting roles. As such, you should not assume that being flawed will jeopardize custody. That being said, there are mistakes and personal shortcomings that could compromise the well-being of a child. In these situations, parents could be at risk [..]

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Custodial Interference

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 child as much or more than it hurts anyone else. In this post, we will examine what custodial interference can look like and why it is crucial to avoid it. [..]

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How to Lose Custody

Not so long ago, mothers were more likely to win sole custody of their children in a custody battle. As time and culture has progressed, where both parents are opting to work outside of the home, the chance for custody to be granted to either parent has significantly increased. According to an article published by [..]

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