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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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Examining the Rights and Duties of Texas Parents

If you are getting a divorce and also have a child then contained within your Final Decree of Divorce will be parenting plan. This parenting plan discusses and will contain the road-map for parenting ...
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The Texas Standard Possession Order

If you are about to undertake a Divorce or Child Custody and have a child then you should be familiar with a Standard Possession Order and what it entails. Our State Legislature created the Standard ...
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What are the key components to a Texas Divorce?

Have you ever heard the phrase, “A journey of a thousand miles beings with a single step”? The meaning behind this saying is that perspective is important when evaluating any situation ...
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Interim Attorney's Fees in a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR)

I get questions pretty frequently from clients and potential clients about getting the other party to pay for their attorney’s fees. There are different standards on awarding interim attorney ...
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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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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 are seen as persons to be respected and emulated. Their life ...
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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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Do Texas fathers have a chance to win primary custody of their child in a divorce?

Probably the most commonly encountered stereotype that clients have when it comes to the family courts in Texas is that fathers stand no chance of winning primary custody of their child in a divorce ...
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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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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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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 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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The Effects of Abuse on Child Custody in Texas

It is an unfortunate truth that violence in the home is more common than any of us would like. When incidents of violence occur in the home it is less likely that anyone else ever becomes aware of the ...
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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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Conservatorship in a Texas Divorce

A common first question for an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to ask a potential client in a consultation is what they would like to see happen in a best-case scenario. A common response ...
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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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International travel with children after a Texas Divorce

There are many issues in a divorce that are concerns for parents as soon as the paperwork is filed with a Court. Such as: How much time will I be able to get with my children? How much child support ...
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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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15 Myths About Divorce in Texas

When I meet with potential new clients many of them come to me with preconceived ideas on how property is divided in a Texas Divorce. There are many myths floating around on how property is divided ...
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What to Do When CPS Asks for a Drug Test in Texas

Quite frequently I get the call from potential clients when they have come under the radar of CPS after someone has placed an anonymous call to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. ...
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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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Frequently Asked Questions in Texas Divorce Cases

The Texas divorce process can be a confusing, emotional, and stressful maze to navigate. It does not help that for many people they do not know what to expect and there is a lot of false information ...
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Can I get sole custody of my kid in Texas?

A very common question that clients ask when beginning the process of a divorce or a child custody suit is: “Can I receive sole custody of my child?” However, this can be a difficult ...
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