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Parental Relocation with children after a Texas Divorce

Suppose that you have gone through a divorce from your spouse and you are attempting to adjust to life as a single adult raising a child in different households. You may need to find a new place to ...
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Committing family violence has a dramatic effect on many phases of your life

If you have committed an act of family violence then the consequences of your actions go well beyond being placed under arrest. For instance, if you are in the midst of a divorce case then it is ...
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How can your children succeed in school after a divorce?

There is no way to avoid running into the realization that a divorce is difficult, especially for children. If you and your spouse attempting to work out the issues that were dividing you in marriage ...
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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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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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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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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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