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Skype with your children when in-person visitation is not possible

Technology, for the most part, is great. Not only have technological improvements and innovations aided science, medicine and the business worlds but our everyday lives have been improved as well. ...
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What considerations to take when considering changing your child's school

If you have recently gone through a divorce then you are well aware that your life has seen changes. Some of these changes have been significant, such as moving residences or losing a person that used ...
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What can be done if CPS has taken possession of your child in Texas?

Under the Texas Family Code, Child Protective Services (CPS) is provided a great deal of authority to investigate allegations of abuse or neglect against your child and ultimately to remove him or her ...
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The Impact of International travel, Passports and Children on Divorce in Texas

Travel, especially international travel, is one of the more highly contested parts of a divorce. In an international city like Houston, many of the people in our community have family living in other ...
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Texas Child Support Basics, Part Two

In our prior blog post I discussed how child support is calculated in Texas (based on net monthly income) and what counts as income. In this blog we will continue our discussion by outlining how ...
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Can a child choose who he or she wants to live with in Texas?

If you are going through a child custody or divorce case the thought has probably crossed your mind as to whether or not you would want your child to talk to the judge about which parent he or she ...
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What to expect in a Temporary Orders hearing in Texas

Temporary Orders hearings can arise in many different family law cases in Texas Courts. Whether you are going through a divorce or child custody case a temporary orders hearing occurs typically within ...
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Paternity Law Essentials for Texas Families

When a child is born in Texas and his or her parents are not married there the child will not have a legal father. Of course, the child has an actual father but that biological father must complete ...
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Termination of Parental Rights and an MSA in Texas

A while back, a friend and fellow attorney had asked me some questions regarding terminating parental rights on a father. My friend’s potential client, the father, had a one-night stand that ...
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Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

Something our office gets a lot of questions regarding is the termination of parental rights. Many of these questions are from fathers who do not want to pay child support. I generally have to tell ...
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The Role of an Amicus Attorney in a Texas Divorce Case

A divorce is a difficult situation for any two people to have to go through. When children are added to the divorce equation the difficulty and anxiety associated with the process grows exponentially. ...
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Getting Drug Tested in a Texas Divorce

An Order can come from a court in Texas that mandates each party to a divorce to be drug tested for many reasons. Among the reasons why a parent may lose the right to have as much possession and ...
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Visitation Tips for Recently Divorced Parents

After the attorneys have been retained, money has been spent, time away from work and family has been expended and a final order has been signed by both parties and the judge, a divorce is complete. ...
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Will a Texas Court enforce a Mediated Settlement Agreement when one party is a registered sex offender?

For most people, whether they are going through a divorce or child custody case in Texas, a mediated settlement agreement is the golden ticket to finalizing their case. By choosing the work out an ...
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Divorce and Special Needs Children in Texas Revisited

Divorces are difficult on all members of the family no matter the circumstances. However, if a child has a disability of some sort this can lead to additional problems that need to be solved by the ...
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Child Custody Basics for Texas Parents Revisited

When parents walk into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan for a consultation with one of our family law attorneys, the subject will invariably turn to how they can maximize the amount of time that they are ...
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Relinquishment and Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

Relinquishing one’s rights and duties as a parent in Texas can be easier said than done. One way that a parent can voluntarily relinquish their parental rights is to sign an affidavit of ...
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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 Virtual Parenting or Electronic Access to Children

Something that most people and the courts can agree upon is that it is important to spend time with your children. This sentiment can be found in Section 153.001 of the Texas Family Code which ...
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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?

It is not uncommon for fathers who consult with me regarding obtaining their father’s rights to ask about changing their child’s last name and adding th Birth Certificateeir name to ...
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