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Category: Parenting

CPS Parent Resoure Guide Part 9: Family Group Decision-Making

CPS Parent Resoure Guide Part 9:  Family Group Decision-Making

Studies have shown that parents who work  with a support network made up of family, friends, neighbors, community members and teachers are more likely to have their cases successfully dismissed while the children in these cases are less likely to end up in foster care long term.   Family Group Meetings are organized by CPS […]

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Co-Parenting for the School Year

Co-Parenting for the School Year

As the new school year is about to begin, I’d like to offer some tips for the newly-divorced or new members of a blended family to ease the transition and try to avoid unnecessary conflict. First, get ahead of your anticipated disputes by designing, implementing, and complying with a detailed and customized Parenting Plan (easier […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

Divorce is difficult, but not all divorces are created equally.  Here in Austin and Greater Metro Area, more and more people are choosing to resolve their family law issues via the collaborative process.  Collaborative divorce is a method of dispute resolution where the spouses agree from the beginning that they are each going to retain […]

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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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Risks of “Free-Range” Parenting

Risks of “Free-Range” Parenting

The Meitiv family in Montgomery County is being investigated for neglect of their children after allowing their 6 and 10 year old children walk home about a mile from the park to their home. What the parents call free-range parenting and lessons on independence, the Montgomery County Child Protective Services call neglect – in Maryland, […]

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Gay Parent Rights Heading to Trial

Gay Parent Rights Heading to Trial

The rights of a gay partner to participate in, and more importantly, have court ordered rights to, parenting her former partner’s child will be set for trial in the 302nd Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas. After the Texas Supreme Court declined to hear the biological parent’s appeal challenging the partner’s right to sue for […]

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Parenting Plans and Coordination

Parenting Plans and Coordination

Many issues regarding parenting are because of poor communication among family members, especially between spouses. Poor communication is due to various reasons. Relationships with your spouse and your children are very emotional. More often than not, we let our feelings take charge whenever there is a conflict within the family. When we let our emotions […]

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When a Family Law Case Involves a Child With Special Needs

When a Family Law Case Involves a Child With Special Needs

When you are a family with a child with special needs, you must have experienced firsthand how challenging it can be. However, not everything is a challenge: there are a variety of opportunities too. Your child with special needs will be loved and cared for and mostly, the only differences you have to experience involve […]

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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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