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Challenging a paternity finding in Texas

The law in the state of Texas is that a man is legally presumed to be the father of any child that is born to his wife either during the course of their marriage or before the 301 st day after the ...
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Divorce when you are pregnant- but the child is not your husband's

Making difficult decisions like filing for a divorce when you are pregnant can be extremely taxing from an emotional perspective. An already tough decision is exacerbated by the fact that you are ...
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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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Texas Child Visitation Enforcement

One of the biggest reasons people seek out our help in a divorce or custody case is there are children involved. One scenario that we hear frequently is that a parent will go to pick up the children ...
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Establishing paternity upon the birth of a child in Texas

When two married people have a child, it is presumed that the father of the child is the mother’s husband. For that presumption to be rebutted, evidence to the contrary must be produced for a ...
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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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My Wife is Taking Half My Paycheck in Child Support. What can I do?

It is not unusual for parents I meet with for consults to have questions regarding child support. Often, the parent paying thinks he is paying too much and the parent receiving feels they are not ...
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Husband Not the Father, what do I do in a Texas Divorce?

This year I have had several consults in which the wives I have met with have brought up how their husbands are not the father of one of their children. In many of these consults the women were ...
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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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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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Child Custody Basics in Texas

I often have potential clients that come into my office wanting “custody.” Custody is a term that means different things to different people. In my experience, child custody matters can be ...
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Voluntarily Relinquishing Your Parental Rights in Texas

I periodically consult with a potential client who ask about terminating their own parental rights. Why would a parent want to relinquish their parental rights? In this case as in it came come down to ...
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I am not the biological father but I want to be - Paternity by Estoppel?

In the past 12 months, my office has represented three different Husbands each going through their own Texas divorce who all had cases in which their wife has had a child with another man. The facts ...
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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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Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship: Who Needs One and Why?

When two people who have not been married have a child, the lawsuit that is filed in court to determine custody, duties, rights and visitation (among other things) for a child is called a Suit ...
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What rights does a father have in Texas?

A common question asked by Fathers who come to our office for a consultation is a variation on, "I have a friend/cousin/co-worker who told me that fathers can't get a fair outcome from a ...
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One at a Time, please; Bigamy and the Law in Texas

That an adult is only able to be married to one person at a time may at first appear to be a straightforward concept. However, on a recent occasion a person walked into our office and told us of a ...
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Adding a Deceased Father to a Child's Birth Certificate

A scenario that a potential client recently presented to our office involved a mother wanting to add the father of her child to his birth certificate. The complicating factor was that the father is ...
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How an annulment is different than a divorce in Texas

I periodically get questions regarding annulments and divorces. I believe it is worth writing about some of the differences between the two. In Texas there are two different ways to legally end a ...
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Teens with Children, Child Custody and Child Support in Texas

What rights do Minors with children have in regards to child support? It is no longer uncommon in Texas for a minor to be the parent of a child. Minors in Texas are not viewed as adults when it comes ...
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Paternity Cases in Spring, TX

Many people are under the mistaken belief that the law gives mothers more rights than fathers in Texas. However, that is no longer the case. The new standard for determining rights to children is ...
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Hiring a Divorce or Family Lawyer in Spring, Texas

A divorce or family lawyer who is a good fit One of the things you should look for I a divorce or family law attorney who is a good fit for you. I am strong believer that not all divorce and family ...
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What is Divorce and Family Law Mediation in Spring and Houston Texas?

This article addresses Divorce Mediation in Texas and when it is required and how it can be helpful. What is Divorce and Family Law Mediation? Divorce and Family Law Mediation is one form of ...
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Texas Parental Visitation - Texas Standard Possession Orders in Harris and Montgomery County, Texas - Part 1

One of the questions many parents have during a divorce or after they separate from the other parent involves what kind of visitation they or the other parent will have. Most of the time in divorce ...
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Can a Parent remove My Child from the state of Texas or from the County or Country where I am living?

This article addresses custody issues in Texas and whether parents can move their children out of state before and after a Child Custody Order. Before a Court Order Before there is an order of the ...
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