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Managing your family law case (and your emotions) when the opposing party is mentally incompetent

In yesterday’s blog post we introduced the idea that if you have been served with divorce or child custody papers that were filed by your child’s other parent your brief thoughts regarding ...
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Family Law Cases where a party is mentally incompetent

If you have been through a divorce or child custody case involving your child’s other parent you may have stopped to ask yourself at various points in the case whether the opposing party has ...
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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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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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How to parent your children during a Texas divorce

When you make a decision to move forward with a divorce it means that not only are making a decision for yourself and your spouse, but also for your children. In circumstances where your marriage has ...
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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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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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Co-parenting tools, systems and helpful knowledge for post-divorce life

Creating a system of keeping track of events, illnesses, habits and other aspects of your child’s life is essential to co-parenting well after a divorce. Many divorced parents fail to integrate ...
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Obtaining a divorce from a spouse in prison

Normally if you want to get a divorce in Texas you follow the procedures in filing and obtaining a divorce that everybody else does. Sure, your divorce will have components and circumstances that make ...
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How to handle a cheating spouse in Texas

One of the most difficult and challenging aspects of a family law case is that they are, above all else, personal matters. This means that not only will you become engaged financially, relationally ...
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Postnuptial agreements in Texas Family Law

Earlier this week the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan posted a blog that related to premarital agreements that covered what they were and how they can impact a marriage. Today we will ...
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Cohabitation Agreements in Texas Family Law

Despite their not being a part of the Texas Family Code, cohabitation agreements are contacted for in Texas and would most likely be honored by a family law court. In a contact, both you and the other ...
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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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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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Texas Family Law Court: Enforcement Actions

If you are in a position either where your ex spouse or the other parent to your child has violated, repeatedly, a prior court order you may be asking yourself how to handle the situation. The easiest ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Protective Orders and Name Changes

If you have been a victim of family violence due to the actions of a spouse or person you are involved in a relationship with then you have the option to attempt to get a protective order from a ...
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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: Paternity Suits

If it is unknown who the biological father of your child is, a paternity suit may be filed in order to make a legal determination of parentage. The reason that this type of family lawsuit may be filed ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Child Support

When the subject of child support is raised with a person going through a divorce, he or she is sure to have an opinion. If you are the person who is going to be on the hook for paying child support ...
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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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Is a Common Law Marriage Just as Good as a Ceremonial Marriage?

Recently, I had a consult involving an informal marriage or common law marriage. The wife was concerned about what rights she had. Her story involved verbal abuse, physical abuse, and an altercation ...
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