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Category: Child Custody

Summer Visitation for a Divorced Parent in Texas

Summer Visitation for a Divorced Parent in Texas

Many divorced parents have already come up with summer plans to spend with their children during that time. Exciting as it may, schedules for summer visitation tend to be confusing. The Texas Family Code provides some regulations. This article will talk about things to keep in mind when formulating a summer possession schedule.  Written Notice […]

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Religious Disputes Between Parents

Religious Disputes Between Parents

In this day and age, there are now more couples with different religious beliefs that are getting married. However, the downside is deciding which beliefs their children should follow. Yes, your child has the right to choose when he or she comes of age. However, parents have to decide for their children until then. The […]

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What are the Non-custodial Parent’s Communication Rights With Children?

What are the Non-custodial Parent’s Communication Rights With Children?

Generally, family courts do not like to issue orders that bars the communication of the child with the non-custodial parent. The custodial parent is not allowed to prevent communication between the noncustodial parent and the child. However, if there is neglect or abuse, the court must issue such orders. If the custodial parent does end […]

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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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Divorce Due to Abandonment

Divorce Due to Abandonment

Two Types of Divorce in Texas The majority of divorce cases are “no-fault” divorces. In a no-fault divorce, the two parties simply have “irreconcilable differences” or could not get along. The other type of divorce is “fault-based” divorce, which means there is a shortcoming on one party or has aggrieved the other party, based on […]

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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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