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What can happen to my home in a Texas divorce?

Outside of child custody and issues surrounding your children, it could be that what you’re most concerned with in connection to an upcoming divorce is what will happen with your family home. ...
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When does the extended family of a child have standing to sue for custody in Texas?

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan recently had cause to celebrate a huge victory for long-time clients of ours. These clients are grandparents who live in North Texas but whose grandchildren reside here ...
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Can a possession order be affected by the mental health problems of a parent?

Caring for the health and safety of Texas children is the responsibility that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is charged with upholding. The populations that the agency serves ...
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What is a Right of First Refusal?

If you are a parent who is going through a divorce then it’s likely that you’ve thought that you would like to do as much as you can to co-parent with your soon to be ex spouse once your ...
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Divorce in Texas: Don't believe everything you hear

Every one of us has a friend, co worker, or family member who has been through a divorce. It has become commonplace for marriages to drift towards divorce for a variety of reasons in our country. ...
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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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The Ins and Outs of Child Visitation in Texas

One of the most frequently disagreed on subjects by parents in divorce and child custody cases is who should be able to have the children with them and on what days of the week those visits should ...
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Will a DUI affect my child custody case in Texas?

New clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are asked to fill out some paperwork that will provide our attorneys with information about our new clients and their families. This questionnaire goes ...
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What is the purpose of Standing Orders in a Texas Divorce or Child Custody case?

Depending upon in which county you reside in Texas you may find that once you file for divorce or suit affecting the parent-child relationship specific Orders from your court will immediately go into ...
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How important is having an attorney for your divorce in Texas?

Many people file for divorce in Texas without the assistance of an attorney. The internet is an amazing thing- if you search long enough you can find all the necessary documents online that ...
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Modifying a child custody order: A how to guide for Texas parents

Whether you were once married to your child’s other parent or simply had the child together, the Texas Family Code allows for either parent of a child to file for a modification of the prior ...
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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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Hearsay exceptions in family law cases: Business Records of the Marital Household

If you were to walk into my house and go into the closet that adjoins the master-bedroom you would find paperwork like bank statements, medical bills, daycare statements, etc. I’m sure that many ...
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What considerations to take when considering changing your child's school

If you have recently gone through a divorce then you are well aware that your life has seen changes. Some of these changes have been significant, such as moving residences or losing a person that used ...
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Examining the Rights and Duties of Texas Parents, Part Two

When clients come into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to discuss their family law questions and problems it is frequent that I will hear him or her use the term “fight” or “war” ...
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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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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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Tips on giving in-court testimony in your divorce or child custody case, Part Three

The past two days have seen blogs posted on this website which detail tips and preview your being asked to give testimony in a hearing or trial during your family law case. While I cannot possibly ...
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Tips on giving in-court testimony in your divorce or child custody case, Part Two

Yesterday’s blog post centered around the subject of in court testimony in your family law case. I wanted to introduce the subject, discuss some basic advice and then transition into the ...
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Tips on giving in-court testimony in your divorce or child custody case

When a new client signs up with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan and we begin to discuss their case the talk inevitably ends up on what information he or she has that will be able to influence a judge. I ...
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The Impact of Relocation on Child Custody cases in Texas

It is well known that Houston is a city of transplants. It’s likely that you or your family are not from Houston originally, but instead moved to the area from another city, state or country. ...
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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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How can parental rights be terminated in Texas?

I recently had a gentleman come into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan who had a question surrounding the issue of adoption of his wife’s child from a prior marriage. Apparently the biological ...
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Is it beneficial for your child to speak to the judge about where he or she wants to live primarily?

One of the most common requests that I will field from a new client with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is to have their child be able to be interviewed by the judge in the event that determining where ...
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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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