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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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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 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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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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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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Divorce and Special Needs Children in Texas Revisited

Divorces are difficult on all members of the family no matter the circumstances. However, if a child has a disability of some sort this can lead to additional problems that need to be solved by the ...
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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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The Holidays During Your Texas Divorce?

As the old adage goes: you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family. This is true to a great extent, however, any person who's going through a divorce can tell you that your ...
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Supervised Visitation in a Texas Divorce: Can it happen to me?

The general position of the State of Texas, its courts and its legislature is that parents should be able to have fulfilling relationships with their children. This means being able to not only share ...
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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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The Divorce Temporary Orders Guide

What occurs between filing and finalizing a divorce case in Texas? One of the biggest concerns spouses have after filing for divorce is, “What happens now?” It is vital for you to fully ...
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15 Quick Tips Regarding Filing for Divorce in Texas

The next step after hiring a divorce lawyer, is to initiate a divorce in Texas by filing for divorce. A Texas divorce filings often includes the following two documents: An Original Petition for ...
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Mom Versus Dad Who Gets the rights? - Custodial Rights Vs. Non-Custodial Rights in Texas

Who gets the rights to the child? In a typical Texas Divorce, the parents of a child will either agree to dividing up the rights and duties each party has or a Court will order a division for them. ...
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Texas Child Visitation Modification

Spending time with your children is one of the most important things you can do every day. Children look forward to their visitation with their non-custodial parent, and parents rely on having that ...
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Special Needs Children and Divorce in Texas

The stresses associated with raising a special needs child can have a profoundly negative effect on a marriage. These stresses can exacerbate other issues within a marriage and push the parties ...
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How does summer visitation work?

When two people get divorced, frequently their visitation schedule with their child is based off of a Standard Possession Order (SPO). For parents who live within 100 miles of one another, the first ...
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CPS and how The Law Office of Bryan Fagan can help

When it comes to raising a family, many of the actions that parents take can be scrutinized heavily. For one parent, a particular parenting act may seem second nature or incredibly normal while for ...
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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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Children's Passports and International Travel after Texas Divorce

One of issues that comes up in some of my divorces cases in Texas is international travel with children. There are times when divorcing parents may wish to travel internationally with their children. ...
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Geographic Restrictions in Child Visitation Orders in Texas

Who gets to decides where the child should live? In most divorce or child custody cases, the parents are named Joint Managing Conservators of the child. This means that the parents will both have the ...
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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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