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How can parental rights be terminated in Texas?

I recently had a gentleman come into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan who had a question surrounding the issue of adoption of his wife’s child from a prior marriage. Apparently the biological ...
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Is it beneficial for your child to speak to the judge about where he or she wants to live primarily?

One of the most common requests that I will field from a new client with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is to have their child be able to be interviewed by the judge in the event that determining where ...
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What happens if I file for divorce in Texas but my child lives somewhere else?

Say that you and/or your spouse have resided in Texas for the past six months (sufficient for the state to have jurisdiction over your divorce) and you have filed for divorce here. However, your child ...
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Serving a lawsuit on a person who lives in Mexico

It happens with some regularity that a client of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will need to serve a spouse or other person who does not live in the United States. By far the most common country that ...
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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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How to budget for a cost friendly divorce in Texas

How to budget for a cost friendly divorce in Texas We have all heard stories of friends and family members who have paid half a year’s salary for a family law attorney. If you are going through ...
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Grandparent rights in Texas: Visitation and Preparing for a case

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 ...
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You're a Grandparent- What rights do you have in Texas?

You’re a Grandparent- What rights do you have in Texas? In most families, grandparents and grandchildren have close relationships that are encouraged by the parents of the children. Grandparents ...
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Advice on keeping your focus in a Texas Divorce

The advice that I give to potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan that I consider to be the most important has to do with the emotional aspects of a family law case. Many people have been ...
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Mediation: What is it and how can it benefit my Texas Divorce?

Mediation: What is it and how can it benefit my Texas Divorce? When it comes to a divorce, most people have the idea that filing a case with a court means that you will be going to court to have a ...
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Conservatorship in Texas: What is it and how does it apply to my family?

If you believe that a divorce or child custody case is something that is in your future it is important to understand the basics of family law in Texas. While hiring strong and steady representation ...
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Child custody for children under three in Texas

If you’re a father with a baby at home and are going through a divorce it’s likely that you have questions regarding how much time you’re going to be able to have with your child ...
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How to raise or lower your monthly child support obligation in Texas

When parents go to court and have a child support order established, either through a divorce or child custody case, that order will take into account the number of children an obligor (the parent who ...
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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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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Texas Divorces

If you are in a marriage where your spouse is dealing with an alcohol or drug addiction you know how difficult it is can be on a family. There are ups and downs associated with your spouse’s ...
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What you need to know about: Child Support in Texas

Many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan come into our office for a consultation and have a concern about one subject in particular prior to engaging in a divorce or child custody case ...
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High Conflict Child Custody Cases in Texas

In many divorces, both spouses just want to get out of the marriage without too much bloodshed from either side. Maybe they’ve been divorced before and know the toll that a divorce can take. ...
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If I date a sex offender after I get divorced will I get to see my kids?

In a perfect world, people would get married, have kids and stay together until they’ve got more great grandkids than they do teeth. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and ...
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What can happen when you ask the Judge to talk to your teenager during a divorce

In a divorce or child custody case in Texas any child under the age of eighteen is covered by the conservatorship, possession, access and visitation sections in a Court’s order. It is the ...
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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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What sets a Texas Family Law case apart from other civil cases?

For those of you who are not experienced with legal cases you may be wondering what sets family law cases apart from other areas of law. Having worked with clients across Southeast Texas in courts ...
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Child Protective Services Investigation- What to expect and how to handle the situation, Part 2

This blog post is the second in a series of posts that detail CPS investigations : what they are, how CPS conducts them and how you can present yourself most favorably during one. Obviously there is ...
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Child Protective Services Investigation- What to expect and how to handle the situation

When a potential client walks into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan with a question regarding a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation it is the goal of the attorney to provide information ...
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Child Protective Services: Investigation Essentials for Texas Families

Protecting the health and well being of children in Texas is the mission of Child Protective Services (CPS) . As a branch of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) , CPS ...
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I Am Already Divorced. Can My Ex Divorce Me in Another State?

Recently, a friend and fellow attorney asked me some questions regarding one of his cases. He was representing the husband in a divorce case. The facts were a little unusual in that they had competing ...
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