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Category: Child Custody

The Rights and Duties of Texas Parents

The Rights and Duties of Texas Parents

When you are getting a divorce , establishing the rights and duties of Texas parents before the divorce is finalized is a must. It is also important to pay attention to the parenting plan that will be included in your final divorce decree. The parenting plan will include many things such as a guide to […]

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The Importance of Virtual Visitation for Separated Parents

The Importance of Virtual Visitation for Separated Parents

Virtual Visitation has been successfully incorporated into laws of some states that that are concerned with custody and visitation. Texas is one of these states. Definition The use of any kind of technology to communicate with the child when physical visitation is impossible. Any application or software that allows video chatting and any similar technology […]

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Survival Guide for Newly Divorced Single Parents

Survival Guide for Newly Divorced Single Parents

All parties involved in a divorce will have to make major adjustments. While the children will most likely be considered as the victims, the most challenging role belongs to the newly single parent who gains primary custody. Gaining custody is a major victory for the parent, but he/she must also be prepared for the challenges […]

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Deciding Whether to Represent Yourself in a Texas Child Support Case

Deciding Whether to Represent Yourself in a Texas Child Support Case

The legal decision on child support has great significance to either of the child’s parents. Child support cases are also imbued with emotions. It goes beyond matters regarding access, possession or visitation of the children. In child support cases, it is possible to represent one’s self instead of hiring someone from the legal profession. However, […]

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Texas Geographic Restrictions for Support and Custody Cases

Texas Geographic Restrictions for Support and Custody Cases

Divorce is hardly ever a pleasant proceeding. Unfortunately, some situations offer no other recourse than for the law to step in. Texas established geographical restrictions for child support ensuring the child welfare and the equitable behavior of the estranged parents. Geographic Restrictions Defined In the aftermath of a divorce, the main concern of the State […]

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Family Team Meetings and Group Conferences during a CPS Case

Family Team Meetings and Group Conferences during a CPS Case

Child Protective Services Program The Child Protective Services Program is one of the programs of the government which aims to look after children who are victims of abuse and neglect. The personnel of this program handles the investigation of reports pertaining to any alleged abuse or negligence to a child. They are the ones responsible […]

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Enforcing a Mediated Settlement Agreement in Texas When a Registered Sex Offender is Involved

Enforcing a Mediated Settlement Agreement in Texas When a Registered Sex Offender is Involved

A mediated settlement agreement, especially in divorce cases, can help both parties in so many aspects. Choosing to work out an agreement outside the courtroom rather than having a judge decide on the case will enable the parties to save money and time. Having an agreement also lets the parties plot the course of the […]

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Everything You Need to Know about CPS in Texas

Everything You Need to Know about CPS in Texas

There are many situations that might lead CPS in Texas to take your child into their possession. CPS stands for Child Protection Services, and according to the Texas Family Code, it has the authority to handle investigations regarding neglect and abuse against children. CPS in Texas will carry out investigations when there are signs and allegations […]

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Parenting: How to Deal with an Unreasonable Ex-spouse

Parenting: How to Deal with an Unreasonable Ex-spouse

If you have successfully come out of a dysfunctional marriage through divorce, then let me be one of the first people to congratulate you. But it’s not over yet. In fact, that’s only one or two hurdles in this whole hurdle race of family upbringing.  It might not be a big deal at first, but […]

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Divorce Visitation Orders in Texas

Divorce Visitation Orders in Texas

Parents who are doing co-parenting affect the children either in a good way or a bad way. It is important for the parents to work together in a cooperative and flexible way. Making a favorable schedule is great to tend to the needs of both the children and the co-parents. When co-parents have a hard […]

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