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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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Keeping track of violations is key to winning an enforcement case in Texas

Keeping track of violations is key to winning an enforcement case in Texas If you are a divorced parent then you know the reality of having to rely on your former spouse to drop your child off at the ...
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Communicating with your Family Law Attorney

Maybe the most important trait a person can have is the ability to communicate with our fellow human beings. Whether it’s with your boss, your doctor, your spouse or your lawyer being able to ...
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The United States Supreme Court Answers a Question about Military Retirement Benefits

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled upon an issue that has to do with how military retirement is decided in a military divorce. The case is called Howell v. Howell and in its ...
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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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Child Protective Services Investigation- What to expect and how to handle the situation, Part 3

In the third and final installment in the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s series of blog posts on Child Protective Services, we will discuss issues surrounding the extent to which CPS can inspect ...
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Child Support Enforcement Defense - Act Sooner Rather than Later

We have written several articles on why it is a good idea to pay your child support. We also have written articles on why ignoring a child support agreement or making an informal agreement with the ...
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Preparing for a Temporary Orders Hearing in Texas, Part Four

In part four of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s series on Temporary Orders hearings, we will discuss the part of the hearing itself that gives clients the most amount of discomfort- their actual ...
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Preparing for a Temporary Orders Hearing in Texas, Part Two

In case the title of this blog post didn’t give it away, this is the second in a series of articles that the Law Office of Bryan Fagan has produced to introduce topics that concern Temporary ...
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Common Law Marriage in Texas

The State of Texas is among those States that does recognize common law marriages. There is a legal standard that the relationship has to meet in order to be considered a common law marriage, however. ...
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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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Mediation Essentials for Divorce and Child Custody cases in Texas

The image of divorce from TV and movies is that the husband and wife will inevitably wind up in a courtroom arguing with one another over every last issue of their marriage. Attorneys on TV are nasty ...
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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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Confidentiality Laws in a Texas Divorce

Most civil cases in Texas are open records, meaning that the filings made into the case by either party or the Court itself are viewable by the public. While this may seem invasive at first, the ...
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Do I have to bring Evidence to a Default Judgment Hearing in Texas?

In addition to the concerns that most people have that are going through a divorce, or contemplating the steps of a divorce in Texas, are procedural steps that must be met in order for the divorce to ...
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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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Can my Texas Driver's License Be Suspended for Not paying Child Support?

Chapter 232 of the Texas Family Code has the answer to the question of whether a person can have their Driver’s License suspended for failure to pay child support. In short, yes, your ...
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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 Dirty Trick of Conflicting Out Lawyers in Your Texas Divorce

Fans of the “The Sopranos” or other legal TV shows may already be familiar with how conflicting out an attorney can take place. In one particular episode of The Sopranos a neighbor of ...
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How Can I Prove to a Texas Divorce Court I am Sober?

As a Houston Divorce Lawyer I have been involved in several divorce cases where substance abuse was an issue in the case. This has taken the form of everything from illegal drugs to alcohol to ...
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Texas Divorce in 7 Steps: The Initial Consultation

This is where it all begins…the start of a new chapter in your new life. Very few people dream or plan for a divorce as they walk down the aisle to get married. Yet at one time the U.S. ...
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When Should You Go to Divorce Court in Texas?

Most of the clients I represent would prefer to settle their cases outside of court. However, sometimes my clients or their spouses are insistent on going to court and having a judge hear and decide ...
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Grandparents' Rights in Texas

Unfortunately, difficulties often arise when raising children. Whether the circumstances were avoidable or unforeseeable from the perspective of the parents, sometimes other family members feel the ...
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Can I Get My Ex-wife's New Marriage Terminated or Voided?

I am often looking for inspiration on topics to write about for or law firms blog. Recently, inspiration walked in the door in the form of a consult. The potential client who was inquiring about ...
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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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