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Do Texas fathers have a chance to win primary custody of their child in a divorce?

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 ...
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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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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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Preparing for a Temporary Orders Hearing in Texas, Part Three

If you’ve managed to arrive at this blog post without reading the prior two installments in the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s series of articles on preparing for a Temporary Orders hearing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Child Custody Basics in Texas

I often have potential clients that come into my office wanting “custody.” Custody is a term that means different things to different people. In my experience, child custody matters can be ...
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When Can a Minor Child Weigh in on Custody Decisions in Texas?

I often have a parent ask me if, “If their 12-year-old child can decide which parent they live with?” This is one of the biggest myths in Texas child custody law. In some states, the minor ...
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Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship: Who Needs One and Why?

When two people who have not been married have a child, the lawsuit that is filed in court to determine custody, duties, rights and visitation (among other things) for a child is called a Suit ...
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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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I am Not a United States Citizen and Live in Spring, Texas Can I file for Divorce?

This article addresses filing for divorce in Texas if you are not a United States Citizen. Requirements for filing a Divorce in Texas The Following are required in order to file for divorce in Texas: ...
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