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Are Dads at a Disadvantage when trying to win 50/50 custody in a Texas Divorce?

Family Courts in Texas have a reputation as being “pro-Mom” in that most people believe (rightly or wrongly) that if their divorce or child custody case proceeds to go in front of a judge, ...
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The Effect of Divorcing a United States Citizen While a Non-U.S. Citizen

When considering whether or not a person can file for divorced in Texas, there are two items which are required to do so. They are: The State of Texas mandates that at least one party to the divorce ...
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Texas Divorce and Airline Employee Child Custody Possession Order?

Certain professions such being an airline employee have unique custody situations. As discussed in a previous blog regarding firefighters the readers of our blog will know that in Texas there is a ...
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The Dirty Trick of Using Children as Weapons in Your Texas Divorce

One of the saddest things I have observed during Texas divorce proceedings is when parents start to use their children as weapons. This can take several different forms: Withholding the children ...
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The Dirty Trick of Quitting Your Job to Avoid Child Support During a Texas Divorce

Unfortunately, some spouses do not feel an obligation to support their children after a divorce. I have heard all kinds of excuses from “I shouldn’t have to pay because I have a car ...
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Know How Children's Issues are Handled When Preparing for Your Texas Divorce

Children’s issues can be some of the most hard fought and contentious parts of a Texas divorce. It is not uncommon for parents going through a divorce not to care about anything but the ...
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How Do I Change My Child's Last Name and Add My Name to the Birth Certificate in Texas?

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Child Support and College Tuition in Texas

In the United States, a parent is obligated to support his or her children, regardless of whether parents are married to each other or not. In Texas, we have guidelines regarding what amount to set ...
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Fathers' Rights: Children Born Out of Wedlock in Texas?

It is a weekly if not a daily occurrence that fathers reach out to us to find out what their rights are in Texas in regards to their children. In the state of Texas, family law protects a ...
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Texas Child Support Appeals

It is not uncommon for potential clients to come to our office shortly after having and being dissatisfied with hearing in child support court. They want to know if there is anything that can be done. ...
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Child Custody Basics in Texas

I often have potential clients that come into my office wanting “custody.” Custody is a term that means different things to different people. In my experience, child custody matters can be ...
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When Can a Minor Child Weigh in on Custody Decisions in Texas?

I often have a parent ask me if, “If their 12-year-old child can decide which parent they live with?” This is one of the biggest myths in Texas child custody law. In some states, the minor ...
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Voluntarily Relinquishing Your Parental Rights in Texas

I periodically consult with a potential client who ask about terminating their own parental rights. Why would a parent want to relinquish their parental rights? In this case as in it came come down to ...
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Special Needs Children in Texas Child Support Cases

In all family law cases, the court’s primary concern is the best interest of the child. In determining the amount of child support to be paid, the court looks at a variety of factors. However, ...
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Texas Parental Relocation

As a Houston, Texas divorce lawyer I have had the opportunity to help parents with their parental relocation cases. If you are seeking to relocate with your children or you are seeking to ensure that ...
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