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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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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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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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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 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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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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Harris County, Texas Family Law Court - 245TH 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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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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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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Texas Child Support: A word (or two) on Net Resources

With great regularity people walk into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to speak to one of our attorneys about the subject of child support. This is a subject that is almost always an issue that is ...
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Reasons why Child Support in Texas may not follow the Statutory Guidelines

One size fits all is an approach that not only doesn’t work for blue jeans but also in the world of child support. The Texas Family Code has laid out its proscribed levels of child support that ...
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Child Support in Texas: What is the most you will have to pay and what are the exceptions to that rule?

Being worried about child support is normal if you are going through a child custody case or divorce. It’s normal if you’re the parent who is going to receive child support because odds ...
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Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Divorces: Part Two

In Part One of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series on Frequently Asked Questions about Texas divorces, we discussed how much your divorce could cost and the factors that contribute to the ...
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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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Spousal Maintenance: What it is and what that can mean to your Texas divorce, Part Two

In the first part of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series of blog posts on Spousal Maintenance in Texas divorces, we discussed court ordered spousal maintenance and the situations that ...
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Spousal Maintenance: What it is and what that can mean to your Texas divorce

Spousal maintenance represents money that is paid from one spouse to the other to help support him or her after a divorce. These payments are temporary though in most cases unless otherwise agreed to. ...
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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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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Texas Annulment

What is an annulment? In some instances, a person may want and be able to get an annulment rather than a divorce. An annulment and divorce are different. A divorce ends a valid marriage. An annulment ...
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Common Law Marriage: How to avoid being or getting married without your intent

Plenty of people get married for reasons other than love. Money, security, maybe even a little baby about to be born are just a few of the reasons why people get married when eternal love is not the ...
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Modification of Spousal Maintenance in Texas

In many marriages, one spouse goes out into the world and works to earn a living for their family and themselves. The other spouse often times remains in the home and provides economic value through ...
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When does the extended family of a child have standing to sue for custody in Texas?

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan recently had cause to celebrate a huge victory for long-time clients of ours. These clients are grandparents who live in North Texas but whose grandchildren reside here ...
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Pregnancy and Divorce: Can the two mix in Texas?

Anyone who has gone through a pregnancy, whether you are a mother or father, can understand the difficulties and stresses associated with the nine month wait for a baby to be delivered. Mothers ...
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