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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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High Conflict Child Custody Cases in Texas

In many divorces, both spouses just want to get out of the marriage without too much bloodshed from either side. Maybe they’ve been divorced before and know the toll that a divorce can take. ...
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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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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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Preparing for a Temporary Orders Hearing in Texas, Part Four

In part four of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s series on Temporary Orders hearings, we will discuss the part of the hearing itself that gives clients the most amount of discomfort- their actual ...
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The Effects of Abuse on Child Custody in Texas

It is an unfortunate truth that violence in the home is more common than any of us would like. When incidents of violence occur in the home it is less likely that anyone else ever becomes aware of the ...
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How to Co Parent with an Addict Ex-Spouse

It is not surprising to learn that many divorces have been filed because one spouse is addicted to either drugs or alcohol. When a person isn’t able to control their behavior to an extent where ...
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Parenting a Young Child after Divorce in Texas

When most people contemplate life with children after a divorce their thoughts may go toward considering how to explain the changes to their child. Divorce doesn’t just mean adjusting to a new ...
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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 Support Payments in Texas: How to Make them and Why

When a parent is ordered, whether in a divorce or child custody case, to pay child support that parent’s natural inclination may be to want to pay the other parent the support directly. I ...
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Will a Texas Court enforce a Mediated Settlement Agreement when one party is a registered sex offender?

For most people, whether they are going through a divorce or child custody case in Texas, a mediated settlement agreement is the golden ticket to finalizing their case. By choosing the work out an ...
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Child Custody Geographic Restrictions in Texas

When parties enter into either a divorce, child custody proceeding or modification of a prior court order the Court which has jurisdiction over the case will weigh whether or not to place a geographic ...
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Are Dads at a Disadvantage when trying to win 50/50 custody in a Texas Divorce?

Family Courts in Texas have a reputation as being “pro-Mom” in that most people believe (rightly or wrongly) that if their divorce or child custody case proceeds to go in front of a judge, ...
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The Effect of Divorcing a United States Citizen While a Non-U.S. Citizen

When considering whether or not a person can file for divorced in Texas, there are two items which are required to do so. They are: The State of Texas mandates that at least one party to the divorce ...
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Can I move to another city before filing for divorce?

When spouses are going through difficult and trying times at home, it is often the instinct of at least one of the spouses to pack up their belongings and leave the marital residence. Whether it is to ...
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Married but dating another person during a Texas Divorce?

You’ve moved out, gotten your own place, and you have started to think about moving on with your life. You have started to notice other people when you go out and think it would be nice to ...
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49 Best Texas Divorce Advice Tips

Recently I had a consult in which I was asked “If I were your sister, what divorce advice would you give me?” The question made me pause. I have given my share of divorce advice normally ...
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12 Texas Custody & Conservatorship Battle Tips

Before engaging in a custody or conservatorship battle you need to way the cost. A custody battle will very likely: Cause you and your child pain drain your bank account cost you time as it drags and ...
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