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Is a Mediated Settlement Agreement Still Valid in Texas if a Case is Dismissed?

A while back, a friend and fellow attorney asked me some questions about whether an MSA was still valid if a case was dismissed. I have heard this question debated before among attorneys and opinions ...
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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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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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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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What does an Attorney Ad Litem do in a Texas family law case?

Many of you that went through divorces a few years ago are having to go back to court due to your or your ex-spouse having filed for a modification of some portion of your Final Decree of Divorce. ...
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Full Custody: What it means to you and what it can mean for your child custody case

Many, many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have walked into a free of charge consultation with me and have let me know that their number one goal for their divorce or child custody ...
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Reasons to not file a Child Custody Modification Suit in Texas

If you have ever been involved in a child custody or divorce case and the outcome wasn’t what you expected or necessarily wanted you may have already started thinking about changes that you ...
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Modifying a child custody order: A how to guide for Texas parents

Whether you were once married to your child’s other parent or simply had the child together, the Texas Family Code allows for either parent of a child to file for a modification of the prior ...
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Grandparent rights in Texas: Visitation and Preparing for a case

In Part One of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s blog posts on grandparent rights in Texas, we discussed the factors that come into play when you as a grandparent wants to win custody of your ...
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You're a Grandparent- What rights do you have in Texas?

In most families, grandparents and grandchildren have close relationships that are encouraged by the parents of the children. Grandparents are seen as persons to be respected and emulated. Their life ...
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Where in the world did I file this case? Jurisdiction in Child Custody Cases

The set of laws that sets the standard in the United States for determining what state has jurisdiction over a child custody matter is the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ...
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Will a Texas Court enforce a Mediated Settlement Agreement when one party is a registered sex offender?

For most people, whether they are going through a divorce or child custody case in Texas, a mediated settlement agreement is the golden ticket to finalizing their case. By choosing the work out an ...
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The Dirty Trick of Quitting Your Job to Avoid Child Support During a Texas Divorce

Unfortunately, some spouses do not feel an obligation to support their children after a divorce. I have heard all kinds of excuses from “I shouldn’t have to pay because I have a car ...
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Can I Get 50/50 Time with My Children?

One of the things that comes up in many of my consults is a parent who tells me that they want to get 50/50 time with their children. I have briefly touch on this topic in a previous blog article, ...
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Can I get child support and custody of my kids in Texas if we were never married?

I met with a mother recently that who had questions about custody and child support for her children. One of her concerns was whether the fact that she and the father were never married and if that ...
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Harris County, Texas Family Law Court - 247TH 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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Parental Alienation in Texas: What is it and What can it mean for your family?

When one parent attempts to interfere with the other parent's visits, or hurt their image in the eyes of their child(ren) that in short is parental alienation. The result is an increased amount of ...
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The Ultimate Divorce and Family Law Cheat Sheet for Children and Families

Houston Family Lawyer The family law attorneys at Law Office of Bryan Fagan. routinely represent spouses going through divorce and other f amily law matters throughout Harris County including Houston, ...
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