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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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Can a child choose who he or she wants to live with in Texas?

If you are going through a child custody or divorce case the thought has probably crossed your mind as to whether or not you would want your child to talk to the judge about which parent he or she ...
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How to budget for a cost friendly divorce in Texas

How to budget for a cost friendly divorce in Texas We have all heard stories of friends and family members who have paid half a year’s salary for a family law attorney. If you are going through ...
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Grandparent rights in Texas: Visitation and Preparing for a case

In Part One of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s blog posts on grandparent rights in Texas, we discussed the factors that come into play when you as a grandparent wants to win custody of your ...
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You're a Grandparent- What rights do you have in Texas?

In most families, grandparents and grandchildren have close relationships that are encouraged by the parents of the children. Grandparents are seen as persons to be respected and emulated. Their life ...
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Mediation: What is it and how can it benefit my Texas Divorce?

Mediation: What is it and how can it benefit my Texas Divorce? When it comes to a divorce, most people have the idea that filing a case with a court means that you will be going to court to have a ...
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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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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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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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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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What to expect in a Temporary Orders hearing in Texas

Temporary Orders hearings can arise in many different family law cases in Texas Courts. Whether you are going through a divorce or child custody case a temporary orders hearing occurs typically within ...
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