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Child Support in Focus: Retroactive Payments

In the event that you do not have a child support order from a Texas Family Law Court that has ordered the payment of child support from another person to you, it may be a question bouncing around in ...
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Split Custody- Is it right for you and your family?

One of the goals that many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have is to be able to see their child as much as the other parent once their family law case is done and over with. It ...
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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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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 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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Habeas Corpus - What does it mean and how can it help you in a child custody case

Suppose that you and your spouse have been divorced for a few years and have split custody of your child pretty much 50/50. Both you and your ex-spouse have abided by the divorce decree ’s ...
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Grandparents can find themselves in a tough spot when raising a child in response to a CPS investigation

As an attorney working in the area of family law I can think no more frustrating or sad sort of case than a CPS case. From the child’s perspective, it is being alleged that he or she has been ...
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Mistakes to avoid making in your child custody case

If you are considering filing a child custody case in Texas I would like to provide you with some helpful hints on what behavior to avoid during your case. It’s likely that there is a situation ...
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The potential impact of social media on your Texas divorce or child custody case

It used to be that the first thing a person would do to find out what’s going on in the world was to pick up the newspaper from their town and get to reading. All of the previous day’s ...
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Divorce advice based on the best interest of your children

The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have previously written in our blogs that your children are going to be impacted more heavily by your divorce than anyone else- including you and your ...
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Is Overtime Pay or Bonus Pay Considered for Texas Child Support?

Some of the most frequent question I get are in regard to child support such as: How much? Will I have to pay child support for over time? Can I quit my job or reduce my income to avoid paying higher ...
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When does the extended family of a child have standing to sue for custody in Texas?

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan recently had cause to celebrate a huge victory for long-time clients of ours. These clients are grandparents who live in North Texas but whose grandchildren reside here ...
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Can a possession order be affected by the mental health problems of a parent?

Caring for the health and safety of Texas children is the responsibility that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is charged with upholding. The populations that the agency serves ...
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Drug and alcohol abuse: Texas parents face risks if they fail to become sober

One of the saddest aspects of being a family law attorney is running into people – both clients and opposing parties- who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Drug and alcohol abuse is a trait that ...
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Divorce in Texas: Don't believe everything you hear

Every one of us has a friend, co worker, or family member who has been through a divorce. It has become commonplace for marriages to drift towards divorce for a variety of reasons in our country. ...
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Adoption in Texas: Essential information that you need to know

Family Law is a field that sees its fair share of difficult cases and circumstances for an attorney to engage in. After all, when you get down to it we are working with people like yourself whose ...
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How can a step parent adopt their step child in Texas?

A few weeks ago I was doing consultations with prospective clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan on a Saturday morning when a husband and wife walked in to speak with us. I came to find out that ...
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How to properly calculate child support in Texas

Child support is one of the most asked about topics both by current clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan as well as prospective clients of our office. This is understandable as all parents are ...
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Will a DUI affect my child custody case in Texas?

New clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are asked to fill out some paperwork that will provide our attorneys with information about our new clients and their families. This questionnaire goes ...
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Skype with your children when in-person visitation is not possible

Technology, for the most part, is great. Not only have technological improvements and innovations aided science, medicine and the business worlds but our everyday lives have been improved as well. ...
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What considerations to take when considering changing your child's school

If you have recently gone through a divorce then you are well aware that your life has seen changes. Some of these changes have been significant, such as moving residences or losing a person that used ...
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What can be done if CPS has taken possession of your child in Texas?

Under the Texas Family Code, Child Protective Services (CPS) is provided a great deal of authority to investigate allegations of abuse or neglect against your child and ultimately to remove him or her ...
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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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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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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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