Recent Posts in Texas Family Code Category

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Reasons to not file a Child Custody Modification Suit in Texas

If you have ever been involved in a child custody or divorce case and the outcome wasn’t what you expected or necessarily wanted you may have already started thinking about changes that you ...
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Skype with your children when in-person visitation is not possible

Technology, for the most part, is great. Not only have technological improvements and innovations aided science, medicine and the business worlds but our everyday lives have been improved as well. ...
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Where will my child's custody case need to be filed?

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan recently had a client who had an interesting, albeit frustrating situation on his hands. This gentleman had lived, been married and had children in Texas. He and his wife ...
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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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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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What exactly does child support cover in Texas?

If any of you reading this are a parent like I am then you know that raising kids is challenging, shall we say. It’s rewarding, gratifying and at times requires selfless attention but no matter ...
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Reduce stress and costs in a divorce by mediating your case

If you are reading this blog post it is likely that you are either contemplating a divorce or one is already in the works. It is normal to feel nervous, apprehensive and stressed out about the ...
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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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Issues in Community Property Law in Texas

Many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan come into one of our free of charge consultations to ask one of our attorneys a question or two regarding community property. If you are ...
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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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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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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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Can I Still get Child Support After the Paying Spouse Dies in Texas?

Recently, a prior client who I had represented in her divorce came in to discuss some recent developments in her case. Her questions caused me to look into an area of child support law that I was ...
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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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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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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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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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Protective Orders in Texas Family Law Cases

In order to prevent the abuse of a child or other family member a Protective Order can be issued by a Court. Clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan walk into consultations with our attorneys with ...
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Undisclosed Assets in a Texas Divorce

The Houston divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan work as hard as possible to uncover any hidden assets or money that an opposing party may be attempting to hide from one of our clients. ...
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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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The Dirty Trick of Spousal Spying in a Texas Divorce

Our office has had to deal with cases where one party suspects their spouse, rightly or wrongly, of having an affair. They have seen signs: staying out late at night, giving vague information about ...
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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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