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Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce? Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Lawyer

Many people believe that a divorce in Texas should be easy, that it is just a status change ending the marriage and that it does not directly impact other issues. However, that is not the case. A ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: The final stages of a CPS case

Status Hearing A Status Hearing is one of the most important steps of a CPS case. It is held after a service plan has been prepared by CPS. Within two months of your child being placed into the ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Examining the steps in a Child Protective Services case

During the past few weeks, the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have taken an opportunity to write about the steps of different types of family law cases in an effort to help you prepare ...
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Managing a Texas Family Law Case, Part Three

Your rights in a Child Protective Services (CPS) case It can feel like that you have no rights whatsoever, and that CPS can do whatever they would like to you if you become involved with them. After ...
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Managing a Family Law Case in Texas, Part Two

Who can attend your court appearance with you? Your hearing is not a closed process where only the parties, their attorneys, and the judge can attend. Any other party with a hearing scheduled on your ...
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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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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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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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What to know about Child Protective Services, Part Two

In part one of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series on Child Protective Services, we discussed the basic framework of a CPS investigation and how the Agency defines child abuse. Today we will ...
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What to know about Child Protective Services

Unfortunately children suffer from abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers or other adults all too often. With this in mind Child Protective Services ( CPS ) functions within the Texas Department ...
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Parental Alienation- What is it and what does it mean for my Texas Family Law case?

In a recent 14 th Court of Appeals decision out of Houston, a Mother appealed the final order of a trial court that awarded the Father a modification in child custody case. This case presented a ...
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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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10 Most Popular Texas Divorce Blogs of 2017?

Maybe you have recently started to think about divorce. Or, maybe you are in the middle of your divorce, but you have been so busy that you missed some of our blog posts that could help you a lot! Or ...
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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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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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If I date a sex offender after I get divorced will I get to see my kids?

In a perfect world, people would get married, have kids and stay together until they’ve got more great grandkids than they do teeth. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and ...
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Child Protective Services Investigation- What to expect and how to handle the situation, Part 3

In the third and final installment in the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s series of blog posts on Child Protective Services, we will discuss issues surrounding the extent to which CPS can inspect ...
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Child Protective Services Investigation- What to expect and how to handle the situation, Part 2

This blog post is the second in a series of posts that detail CPS investigations : what they are, how CPS conducts them and how you can present yourself most favorably during one. Obviously there is ...
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Child Protective Services Investigation- What to expect and how to handle the situation

When a potential client walks into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan with a question regarding a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation it is the goal of the attorney to provide information ...
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Child Protective Services: Investigation Essentials for Texas Families

Protecting the health and well being of children in Texas is the mission of Child Protective Services (CPS) . As a branch of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) , CPS ...
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Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

Something our office gets a lot of questions regarding is the termination of parental rights. Many of these questions are from fathers who do not want to pay child support. I generally have to tell ...
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Relinquishment and Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

Relinquishing one’s rights and duties as a parent in Texas can be easier said than done. One way that a parent can voluntarily relinquish their parental rights is to sign an affidavit of ...
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What to Do When CPS Asks for a Drug Test in Texas

Quite frequently I get the call from potential clients when they have come under the radar of CPS after someone has placed an anonymous call to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. ...
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5 Things You Need to Know About Family Violence in Texas

Domestic or family violence allegations often arise from underlying family law situations, such divorce or child custody disputes. Occasionally, these accusations are false or were not made ...
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