Blog Posts in April, 2018

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Defining a material and substantial change in a child support modification case

Yesterday we spent a great deal of our blog post discussing the subject of how to modify a prior child support order in Texas. I can tell you from experience meeting with many clients of the Law ...
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Deviating from the Guideline amounts for child support and Modifying a Child Support Order

We discussed yesterday the sort of circumstances that could lead a court to determine that the Guideline levels of support as set forth in the Texas Family Code are not appropriate. Indeed, if you are ...
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Purposefully reducing income, fluctuating pay and other child support components

If you are in a position where paying child support appears likely as a result of your Texas divorce or child custody case it could be that you would go to extreme lengths to “fudge” the ...
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Child Support Overview for Texas families

Are you a parent who is about to embark on a divorce journey, yet have no real idea how to think about child support ? It could be that you are the parent who stands to receive child support from an ...
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Your home in a Texas Divorce: How to decide whether to sell or stay

Many people will tell you that a divorce, when it comes right down to it, is a transaction. It is attempting to gain as much for yourself and limit your exposure in terms of ceding your assets to your ...
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A Child Custody Evaluator's Interaction with your children: Preparing for interviews

If your child custody or divorce case has a child custody evaluator assigned to it then in nearly all circumstances interviews will take place between the evaluator and your family, including your ...
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Facing a child custody evaluation? Here are tips to conducting yourself with the evaluator

When it comes to a child custody evaluation, there are so many factors in play that will affect your case vs. your next door neighbor’s that it is difficult for me to say with any amount of ...
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Methods to help when working with a child custody evaluator

It doesn’t take a lawyer to be familiar with the rights that are read to a person when he or she is being arrested. Known now as your Miranda rights, a police officer will tell you that you have ...
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Preparing for a Child Custody Evaluation

As the old saying goes: “In failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” There is no doubt that a child custody evaluation is intrusive, disruptive and all around not a good time for ...
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The effect of a child custody evaluation on your family law case

If a judge has approved your or the opposing party’s request to have a child custody evaluation conducted, or has ordered one done on their own, it is logical that he or she would place a great ...
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Types of child custody evaluations and the details associated with an investigation

Essentially there are two types of evaluations that you may be involved with in conjunction with your child custody or divorce case - a home study or a social study. In somewhat more rare instances a ...
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Getting yourself ready for a home study

If you are involved in a contentious divorce or child custody case or anticipate being involved in one, then you should be aware that home studies are conducted with regularity depending on the ...
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Balancing life, work and your children after a divorce

In today’s world, it is common for both parents to work. Gone are the days where mom stayed home to raise the kids and tend to the home while dad went out into the world to earn a living for his ...
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Can you negotiate child support during mediation?

The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are huge proponents of mediation. For those of you reading this blog who don’t know what mediation is, it is a process where you, your opposing ...
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Managing your family law case (and your emotions) when the opposing party is mentally incompetent

In yesterday’s blog post we introduced the idea that if you have been served with divorce or child custody papers that were filed by your child’s other parent your brief thoughts regarding ...
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Family Law Cases where a party is mentally incompetent

If you have been through a divorce or child custody case involving your child’s other parent you may have stopped to ask yourself at various points in the case whether the opposing party has ...
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How much will your child support enforcement case cost?

If you ask a lawyer a question about your legal situation, their response may well be, “It depends.” Years of seeing a number of different scenarios play out for different sorts of clients ...
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Divorcing a Controlling Spouse

It’s probably fair to assume that many of you reading this blog believe that you have a spouse that is controlling or at least more controlling than most spouses. Their need to constantly ...
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Will you need child support for your special needs child after age 18?

Today’s blog post from the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will discuss matters related to child support considerations to take when your child has special needs. Specifically ...
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Parenting a child with special needs: Considerations to take during a family law case

If you are the parent of a child with special needs then you know the challenges and opportunities that are presented to a family in your situation. Whatever the special needs may be, physical or ...
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How much does it cost to adopt a child in Texas?

The decision to adopt a child is one that takes a lot of thought and consideration. If you and your spouse have tried to conceive a child together without success, or if you are incapable of doing so ...
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Filing a Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship

Many times you will hear about divorce in connection with family law cases in Texas. I will say that the majority of people that walk through the door of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are interested ...
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Parental Alienation: How to identify and avoid it in your Texas divorce

From speaking with and working with many parents who are going through a divorce, I can tell you that one of the biggest concerns each of them has is how their child will think of him or her after the ...
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How should you and your spouse divide up parental rights in a divorce?

By the time you have decided to file for divorce from your spouse, you will have hopefully thought long and hard about some goals that you would like to accomplish during the process. Divorce is not ...
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How to parent your children during a Texas divorce

When you make a decision to move forward with a divorce it means that not only are making a decision for yourself and your spouse, but also for your children. In circumstances where your marriage has ...
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