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Getting yourself ready for a home study

If you are involved in a contentious divorce or child custody case, or anticipate being involved in one, then you should be aware that home studies are conducted with regularity depending on the ...
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Filing a Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship

Many times you will hear about divorce in connection with family law cases in Texas. I will say that the majority of people that walk through the door of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are interested ...
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Adoption: Essential information for Texas families

Although they come with less regularity than questions about child custody or divorce cases, people do come into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan with questions about adoption and how our office may be ...
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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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What are the limitations of a premarital agreement in Texas?

A premarital agreement is a contract between you and your spouse that is signed off on before the two of you tie the knot. The most common reason why you may want to sign a prenuptial agreement before ...
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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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What to expect during your initial consultation

What happens during an initial consultation? When you first meet with an attorney in our office, we will obtain a history and facts about you, your spouse, and your family. The divorce attorney will ...
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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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Texas Family Law Courts: Child Custody Essential Knowledge

Today’s blog post will be a continuation of yesterday’s where we discussed some basic information about divorce, custody and conservatorship in Texas. While we cannot hit on every subject ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: How a court determines child custody in a divorce

By far the most frequent question that I field from potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan has to do with custody. Concerned parents come to talk to us all the time about how their ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Spousal Maintenance Essential Knowledge

Spousal maintenance is a payment of money from one spouse to another. This payment is intended to assist the receiving spouse in being able to meet his or her minimal, basic needs. A judge can order ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Mediation and Divorce Essentials

If you’re just joining us for our discussion on Texas family law courts, I would recommend going back to yesterday’s blog post and reading through some of the basic information that we ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: What to Expect

If you are considering whether or not to file a child custody or divorce case in Texas you probably have some questions about what going to court is actually like. You may have never filed a lawsuit, ...
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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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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Two

If you missed part one in the series of blog posts from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan on Enforcement suits in Texas family law then I suggest you scroll up to yesterday’s post and read over our ...
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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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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Void Marriage in Texas

The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Texas void marriages. The answers are general in nature and are designed to help you better understand when a marriage is ...
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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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A Houston area example of a Bill of Review's impact on a Family Law case

Yesterday’s blog post dealt with the issue of what a Bill of Review is and how it can be used in a family law case in the event that you had a negative judgment against you that was not due to ...
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What is a Bill of Review and what impact can it have on a Texas family law case?

If you were involved in a civil case in Texas and are not happy with the result, you have options to seek a new trial. The most widely known option is to file a motion for new trial. In the event that ...
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What is a summary judgment and how could one affect your Texas family law case?

A summary judgment allows for a court to dispose of a case where either the Petitioner (the party who filed the lawsuit) either does not have sufficient evidence to win the relief he or she is ...
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Can family violence render a Mediated Settlement Agreement void?

This past week the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan posted a blog article that centered around mediated settlement agreements in family law cases. We discussed how these documents are ...
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Can you challenge a Mediated Settlement Agreement in Texas?

Family courts in Texas are overburdened with cases. I’m not telling you this to push you towards feeling bad for court staff or judges, necessarily. My intention in sharing this information with ...
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Virtual Visitation: What it means and why it matters to Texas families

For families where all of its members do not live under the same roof, technology can greatly enhance the bond between parents and children. Gone are the days where the only ways to get in touch with ...
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