Blog Posts in March, 2018

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What to do When Your Child Does Not Want to Visit the Other Parent

You spent a long time in mediation negotiating and getting your custody order worked out so that both you and your ex were satisfied with it. Or maybe you fought a long custody battle that ended in a ...
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What are the limitations of a premarital agreement in Texas?

A premarital agreement is a contract between you and your spouse that is signed off on before the two of you tie the knot. The most common reason why you may want to sign a prenuptial agreement before ...
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The effect of substance abuse on child custody determinations

Unfortunately, there are family law cases that involve one parent making allegations of substance abuse against the other parent. In some scenarios these allegations are just that- allegations- and no ...
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Texas Family Courts: Child Protective Services, Part Two

In the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s final installment covering Texas Family Law courts we will discuss Child Protective Services ( CPS ) and how a court case involving this agency will proceed ...
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Texas Family Courts: Child Protective Services

People going through difficult situations in their personal lives are often frantic. This is understandable. When something isn’t right with a family member, especially a child, your brain can ...
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What to expect during your initial consultation

What happens during an initial consultation? When you first meet with an attorney in our office, we will obtain a history and facts about you, your spouse, and your family. The divorce attorney will ...
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Texas Family Law Court: Enforcement Actions

If you are in a position either where your ex spouse or the other parent to your child has violated, repeatedly, a prior court order you may be asking yourself how to handle the situation. The easiest ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Protective Orders and Name Changes

If you have been a victim of family violence due to the actions of a spouse or person you are involved in a relationship with then you have the option to attempt to get a protective order from a ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Adoption and Modification Cases

For an adoption to take place the parental rights of either the child’s mother or father must first be terminated by a court. A petition for adoption would be filed in the court with ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Paternity Suits

If it is unknown who the biological father of your child is, a paternity suit may be filed in order to make a legal determination of parentage. The reason that this type of family lawsuit may be filed ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: The role of an ad litem in your divorce

Many of the subjects that we’ve discussed so far in our discussion of Texas Family Law Courts are very well known. Child support, property division upon divorce and child custody are all ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Child Support

When the subject of child support is raised with a person going through a divorce, he or she is sure to have an opinion. If you are the person who is going to be on the hook for paying child support ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Child Custody Essential Knowledge

Today’s blog post will be a continuation of yesterday’s where we discussed some basic information about divorce, custody and conservatorship in Texas. While we cannot hit on every subject ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: How a court determines child custody in a divorce

By far the most frequent question that I field from potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan has to do with custody. Concerned parents come to talk to us all the time about how their ...
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Is a Common Law Marriage Just as Good as a Ceremonial Marriage?

Recently, I had a consult involving an informal marriage or common law marriage. The wife was concerned about what rights she had. Her story involved verbal abuse, physical abuse, and an altercation ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Spousal Maintenance Essential Knowledge

Spousal maintenance is a payment of money from one spouse to another. This payment is intended to assist the receiving spouse in being able to meet his or her minimal, basic needs. A judge can order ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Dividing Property in a Divorce

Texas is, as any family law attorney will tell you, a community property state. This means that there is a legal presumption in our State that if all property that is acquired by you and your spouse ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Temporary Orders in a Divorce case

Once your divorce has been filed and notice of the divorce has been served upon your spouse he or she will need to file an Answer to your Divorce Petition. This Answer is due approximately twenty days ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Beginning the Divorce Process

In Part Three of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series of blog posts on Family Law Courts in Texas, we discussed the basic and essential knowledge that you should have prior to beginning a ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Divorce essentials

Today will be our third installment in the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series of blog posts on Family Law Court - what to expect from a case and how to best prepare for those situations and ...
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Harris County, Texas Family Law Court - 245TH Judicial District Local Rules

As a Houston, Texas divorce and family law attorney I have had the opportunity to help service members through divorce and family law cases. In order to do this, it is important to not only be aware ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Mediation and Divorce Essentials

If you’re just joining us for our discussion on Texas family law courts, I would recommend going back to yesterday’s blog post and reading through some of the basic information that we ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: What to Expect

If you are considering whether or not to file a child custody or divorce case in Texas you probably have some questions about what going to court is actually like. You may have never filed a lawsuit, ...
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Business owners should be aware of the following tips to prepare for a divorce in Texas

When a divorce is on the horizon for you it is reasonable to want to learn as much as you can. The fact of the matter is that not only is a divorce a difficult process to go through but many of the ...
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How you can be reimbursed for past purchases during your Texas Divorce

Part of any divorce in Texas is figuring out how to characterize the property owned by the two spouses. If you are considering a divorce or have just been served with a petition by divorce filed by ...
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