Blog Posts in October, 2017

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The Texas Standard Possession Order

If you are about to undertake a Divorce or Child Custody and have a child then you should be familiar with a Standard Possession Order and what it entails. Our State Legislature created the Standard ...
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What are the key components to a Texas Divorce?

Have you ever heard the phrase, “A journey of a thousand miles beings with a single step”? The meaning behind this saying is that perspective is important when evaluating any situation ...
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Dividing up your property in a divorce is about more than money

If you are an adult and if you have friends, a family or co-worker then you have heard other people talk to you about their divorce. When people tell stories about themselves the person will rarely ...
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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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The Impact of International travel, Passports and Children on Divorce in Texas

Travel, especially international travel, is one of the more highly contested parts of a divorce. In an international city like Houston, many of the people in our community have family living in other ...
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What to think about prior to filing for divorce in Texas

All marriages go through difficult times. This is an unavoidable consequence of choosing to spend your life with another person. The decisions that you and your spouse make (or fail to make) will have ...
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What to do when your divorce is final in Texas

After going through the entire process of deciding you want a divorce, hiring an attorney, going through with the divorce and finally signing on the dotted line it is understandable to want to take a ...
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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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Paying for college after a divorce

If you are going through a divorce or are beginning the process right now then there are probably a lot of immediate considerations on your mind. How are you going to pay for your divorce? How long is ...
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Texas Child Support Basics

In order to determine your potential responsibility for child support it’s necessary to first figure out how child support is actually calculated. The state of Texas calculates current child ...
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Texas Child Support Basics, Part Two

In our prior blog post I discussed how child support is calculated in Texas (based on net monthly income) and what counts as income. In this blog we will continue our discussion by outlining how ...
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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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How to handle a Texas divorce when you were married in another state

When my family moved to Texas from Wisconsin I can recall a gift that we received from one of our new neighbors down the street. The gift was a little decorative sign that read, “I wasn’t ...
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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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Challenging a paternity finding in Texas

The law in the state of Texas is that a man is legally presumed to be the father of any child that is born to his wife either during the course of their marriage or before the 301 st day after the ...
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What affect can adultery have on a divorce in Texas?

While I don’t have any statistics on the subject to provide you all with, my gut feeling is that infidelity among spouses is more prevalent today than even ten years ago. Maybe this is a result ...
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Spousal Maintenance in a Texas Divorce: Truths and Untruths

If you are contemplating a divorce or are being forced to contemplate a divorce because your spouse has already taken the liberty of filing one, your financial well being is probably high atop your ...
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Clearing up rumors about child support in Texas

Clearing up rumors about child support in Texas One of the areas of family law that attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan get questions asked the most about is child support. Whether you are ...
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Spousal Maintenance for a Disabled Spouse in Texas

If you have a disability it is understandable that a lot of your life is spent thinking about and planning for the future. It’s probably fair to say that you also spent a lot more time thinking ...
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Disabled Divorce in Texas

Disabled Divorce in Texas Divorce is a major disruption to anybody’s life who is involved in that process. For a disabled person this is even more true. While there are many considerations for a ...
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