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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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Emotional abuse in a Texas Divorce

When you hear the words “emotional” and “abuse” what comes to mind? I’m willing to bet that if you were being completely honest the image of a raised eyebrow may have ...
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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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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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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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Texas Emergency Custody Order Guide

My recommendation is that if you need to file for an emergency custody order is that you will need a family law attorney. However, if that is not an option for you and you must represent yourself at a ...
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Methods for helping your gifted child understand your divorce

So much of the time we as parents worry about our children and how they view the world around them. What are we exposing them to that may be beneficial to them? What are the things that they see, hear ...
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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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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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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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The Effects of Abuse on Child Custody in Texas

It is an unfortunate truth that violence in the home is more common than any of us would like. When incidents of violence occur in the home it is less likely that anyone else ever becomes aware of the ...
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5 Things to Do to Prepare your Texas Divorce Case for Mediation

It is not uncommon for some of the people who consult with me regarding a divorce to ask why do we need to go to mediation ? Is mediation required to get a Texas divorce ? The answer is no mediation ...
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Divorcing from an Abusive Spouse in Texas: What you Need to Know

I have recently had several consults with woman who have been the victims of domestic violence. In one consult, she confessed her husband had tried to kill her. In another she and her children had ...
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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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