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Reasons to not file a Child Custody Modification Suit in Texas

If you have ever been involved in a child custody or divorce case and the outcome wasn’t what you expected or necessarily wanted you may have already started thinking about changes that you ...
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Co parenting when you and your children live in different states

Whether you have moved at the time of your divorce or after you’ve modified a custody order, it is a challenge to parent your children from across state lines. I have seen many clients of the ...
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What is the purpose of Standing Orders in a Texas Divorce or Child Custody case?

Depending upon in which county you reside in Texas you may find that once you file for divorce or suit affecting the parent-child relationship specific Orders from your court will immediately go into ...
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Modifying a child custody order: A how to guide for Texas parents

Whether you were once married to your child’s other parent or simply had the child together, the Texas Family Code allows for either parent of a child to file for a modification of the prior ...
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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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The Impact of Relocation on Child Custody cases in Texas

It is well known that Houston is a city of transplants. It’s likely that you or your family are not from Houston originally, but instead moved to the area from another city, state or country. ...
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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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Grandparent rights in Texas: Visitation and Preparing for a case

In Part One of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s blog posts on grandparent rights in Texas, we discussed the factors that come into play when you as a grandparent wants to win custody of your ...
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Where in the world did I file this case? Jurisdiction in Child Custody Cases

The set of laws that sets the standard in the United States for determining what state has jurisdiction over a child custody matter is the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ...
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Child Support Payments in Texas: How to Make them and Why

When a parent is ordered, whether in a divorce or child custody case, to pay child support that parent’s natural inclination may be to want to pay the other parent the support directly. I ...
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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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Child Custody Geographic Restrictions in Texas

When parties enter into either a divorce, child custody proceeding or modification of a prior court order the Court which has jurisdiction over the case will weigh whether or not to place a geographic ...
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Texas Divorce and Firefighter Child Custody Possession Order?

Our office has had the privilege of representing several firefighters through family law matters include divorce and child custody cases. Certain professions such being a firefighter have unique ...
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The Dirty Trick of Moving Out of State with the Kids

I have seen spouses use the trick of moving out of the state with the children very effectively to the detriment of the other spouse during a Texas divorce. However, in some cases, this move can ...
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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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11 Things You Must Know About Texas Child Custody

The Texas child custody process can be a confusing, emotional, and stressful maze to navigate. It does not help that the laws concerning child custody and divorce vary by state. This blog article is ...
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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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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Texas?

An attorney in our office recently settled a case where two grandparents were seeking court approved and mandated visitation with their two grandchildren. The circumstances for these folks were tragic ...
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In Texas are Child Support and Visitation Connected?

It is natural to believe that child support and the visitation with the children are intimately connected. Often the support and a parent’s visitation with the children will be decided during ...
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Can I get child support and custody of my kids in Texas if we were never married?

I met with a mother recently that who had questions about custody and child support for her children. One of her concerns was whether the fact that she and the father were never married and if that ...
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Harris County, Texas Family Law Court - 247TH Judicial District Local Rules

As a Houston, Texas divorce and family law attorney I have had the opportunity to help service members through divorce and family law cases. In order to do this, it is important to not only be aware ...
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Texas Divorce and Family Law Cases and Parenting Classes

The purpose of this blog article is to answer common questions regarding parenting classes in their family law or divorce case involving children. Can a Texas Court order me to Take a Parenting Class? ...
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Texas Family Law and Divorce Strategies For Beginners

Divorce is a difficult, stressful, and life-changing experience. You need a legal team that can help you wade through the complexities of resolving your f amily law case. The attorneys at The Law ...
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Help!! My Ex-Spouse Kidnapped my Child

Each month I have a consult with at least one parent who has questions regarding their ex who has taken the kids and is refusing to return them. One the questions I get is, “How do I protect ...
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The Insider’s Guide to Children and Family Law in Texas

Houston Family Lawyer The family law attorneys at The Law Office of Bryan Fagan routinely represent spouses going through divorce and other family law matters throughout Harris County including ...
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