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Category: Child Custody

Domestic Violence: Child Custody and Family Law

Domestic Violence: Child Custody and Family Law

Domestic violence can have devastating effects on children . Batterers often use children to manipulate their partners. While the relationship continues, batterers may threaten to take custody of, kidnap or harm the children if the victim reports the abuse. After a battered woman leaves a relationship, batterers may use child custody disputes, visitation and joint […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Sole Managing and Joint Managing Conservator?

What’s the Difference Between a Sole Managing and Joint Managing Conservator?

Conservatorship pertains to the physical and legal aspects of the custody over the children when the parents are not married anymore or the parties have never been married to begin with. The word “custody” is not really a term recognized by the laws of Texas. It is considered to be the loose term for conservatorship. […]

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How to Modify a Child Custody Order in Texas

How to Modify a Child Custody Order in Texas

The Family Code of Texas permits the parent of a child, whether the mother or father, to file for the modification of the child custody order. There are two scenarios in the case of modifying the prior child custody order. The first one is if the parents were once married and the second one is […]

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Child Custody FAQ for Texas Parents

Child Custody FAQ for Texas Parents

Child custody disputes can come in many forms, foremost of which is in a divorce . Divorce can be a rather tricky thing, in some cases spouses will easily resolve custody issues and have long battles over property division. In other situations, spouses will easily resolve property disputes and have long battles over child custody. […]

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When Child Support Does Not Follow the Statutory Guidelines

When Child Support Does Not Follow the Statutory Guidelines

  Child support is a sensitive matter that is usually based on statutory guidelines. Unfortunately, in some cases, these statutory guidelines may not be applicable. These guidelines are from the Texas Family Code, which states the level of child support that courts should base on when giving child support orders. The guidelines start at 20% […]

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When Your Ex-Spouse Ignores The Settlement Agreement

When Your Ex-Spouse Ignores The Settlement Agreement

When you opt to go for an alternative method of finalizing your divorce, you can end up with a settlement agreement. As you probably are well-aware, divorces do not always have to end in a courtroom. You can always try to be reasonable and discuss your divorce and matters related to it with your spouse. […]

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The Effects of Split Custody on You And Your Family

The Effects of Split Custody on You And Your Family

Many parents who go through a family law case aim for at least achieving split custody of their child once the case is finalized. There is, of course, a huge number of parents who’d want to have their child to themselves if they could only have their way. However, split custody is already a ‘fair […]

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Child Support Enforcement Costs in Texas

Child Support Enforcement Costs in Texas

Child support enforcement costs is, unfortunately, an issue that you might have to encounter if the other parent of your child is reluctant to pay the child support your child deserves. If you ask a family law attorney about this, you will surely be informed that the child support enforcement costs depend on many factors. […]

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What You Should Know About Protective Orders and Name Changes

What You Should Know About Protective Orders and Name Changes

Protective orders and name changes are some of the things that a party could want in a family law case. It is commonly needed when certain actions from a spouse or partner necessitate a request for protective orders from the court. This is pretty common in the presence of family violence. Family violence is basically […]

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What to Know About Child Custody Before Going to Court

What to Know About Child Custody Before Going to Court

  Child custody is undeniably one of the major issues debated on in the wake of a divorce. In divorces that involve children, child custody and conservatorship is an issue that always comes up. One of the most commonly discussed issues is where your child or children will reside after your divorce.     Where […]

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