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Category: Enforcement

Avoiding CPS And What To Do When You Can’t

Avoiding CPS And What To Do When You Can’t

Occasionally I will get a call from someone who either is in the early stages of a CPS investigation, or is concerned that a report may have been made, about how to avoid CPS involvement. Sometimes, this is a fairly complicated question, but there are definitely some things that can increase your likelihood of being involved […]

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No-Fault Divorces in Texas May Become Harder after New Bill

No-Fault Divorces in Texas May Become Harder after New Bill

In Texas, a no-fault divorce is the default mechanism to request a divorce.  Officially by Texas law, a no-fault divorce is when there are conflicts between two parties that could not reasonably be overcome.  In reality, it is simply the type of divorce two people seek when they are looking to get out of a […]

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Time limitations on enforcement of child support arrears

Time limitations on enforcement of child support arrears

Many people assume that the attorney general stops enforcing child support arrears when the child turns 18. Often, however, this is not the case, and can lead to some scary situations for people who are unprepared. In Texas, the law states that the court maintains their jurisdiction for up to 2 years after the obligation […]

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Child Support and Debtor’s Prisons

Child Support and Debtor’s Prisons

A friend of mine asked me the other day which type of cases I found most emotionally draining. I had to think about it for a minute, but I eventually came to the conclusion that while termination cases can be heart wrenching at times, and divorces can be full of drama, it was my experiences […]

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Avoiding CPS And What To Do When You Can’t

Avoiding CPS And What To Do When You Can’t

Occasionally I will get a call from someone who either is in the early stages of a CPS investigation, or is concerned that a report may have been made, about how to avoid CPS involvement. Sometimes, this is a fairly complicated question, but there are definitely some things that can increase your likelihood of being involved […]

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Free Speech vs. Confidentiality: Is it time to extend free speech protections to children?

Free Speech vs. Confidentiality: Is it time to extend free speech protections to children?

I was reading an article today by Lana Shadwick. In it, she details a situation where a 13 year old boy is attempting to utilize social media to speak out about potential abuse that occurred at a foster home. His attempts to speak out are ultimately shut down by the judge in the case for unclear, […]

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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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Enforcing Divorce and Custody Orders

Enforcing Divorce and Custody Orders

In this post, I will try to help you understand a bit more about judicial orders pertaining to Custody and Property Division. These are orders issued by the court after a hearing that you and your ex-spouse must comply with. Orders are normally issued after a hearing but temporary orders may be issued during the […]

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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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