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How should you and your spouse divide up parental rights in a divorce?

By the time you have decided to file for divorce from your spouse, you will have hopefully thought long and hard about some goals that you would like to accomplish during the process. Divorce is not ...
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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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The effect of home schooling in child custody cases in Texas

As we begin to enter the last stretch of the school year prior to summer vacation, you may have run into some issue in your child’s school-life that has caused you to reflect upon whether or not ...
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Examining the Rights and Duties of Texas Parents, Part Two

When clients come into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to discuss their family law questions and problems it is frequent that I will hear him or her use the term “fight” or “war” ...
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Examining the Rights and Duties of Texas Parents

If you are getting a divorce and also have a child then contained within your Final Decree of Divorce will be parenting plan. This parenting plan discusses and will contain the road-map for parenting ...
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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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How to Co Parent with an Addict Ex-Spouse

It is not surprising to learn that many divorces have been filed because one spouse is addicted to either drugs or alcohol. When a person isn’t able to control their behavior to an extent where ...
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Conservatorship in a Texas Divorce

A common first question for an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to ask a potential client in a consultation is what they would like to see happen in a best-case scenario. A common response ...
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The Role of an Amicus Attorney in a Texas Divorce Case

A divorce is a difficult situation for any two people to have to go through. When children are added to the divorce equation the difficulty and anxiety associated with the process grows exponentially. ...
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Establishing paternity upon the birth of a child in Texas

When two married people have a child, it is presumed that the father of the child is the mother’s husband. For that presumption to be rebutted, evidence to the contrary must be produced for a ...
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Do I have to bring Evidence to a Default Judgment Hearing in Texas?

In addition to the concerns that most people have that are going through a divorce, or contemplating the steps of a divorce in Texas, are procedural steps that must be met in order for the divorce to ...
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Divorce and Special Needs Children in Texas Revisited

Divorces are difficult on all members of the family no matter the circumstances. However, if a child has a disability of some sort this can lead to additional problems that need to be solved by the ...
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Child Custody Basics for Texas Parents Revisited

When parents walk into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan for a consultation with one of our family law attorneys, the subject will invariably turn to how they can maximize the amount of time that they are ...
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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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Know How Children's Issues are Handled When Preparing for Your Texas Divorce

Children’s issues can be some of the most hard fought and contentious parts of a Texas divorce. It is not uncommon for parents going through a divorce not to care about anything but the ...
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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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Can I get sole custody of my kid in Texas?

A very common question that clients ask when beginning the process of a divorce or a child custody suit is: “Can I receive sole custody of my child?” However, this can be a difficult ...
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Terminating Parental Rights in Texas on the Absent Parent

Today I met with a potential client asking for advice on whether they could terminate parental rights of their child's other parent. In this case the parent had been absent for several years and had ...
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Mom Versus Dad Who Gets the rights? - Custodial Rights Vs. Non-Custodial Rights in Texas

Who gets the rights to the child? In a typical Texas Divorce, the parents of a child will either agree to dividing up the rights and duties each party has or a Court will order a division for them. ...
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Child Custody and Divorce in Spring, TX

This articles is going to address the ins and outs and all the details that you will need to know about child custody in Texas. Usually if you have children, and you are going through a divorce, this ...
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