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Family Law Cases in Texas: Modifications and Enforcements

In general, courts are wary about modifying orders that designate the parent with the exclusive duty to determine the primary residence of a child. This is the case in large part because courts do not ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Initiating a child support case

If you are wanting to begin a family law case involving child support matters it is recommended that you contact an attorney before doing so. I know- shock of the century- a family law attorney is ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Conservatorship for Grandparents and Custody Determinations

The nuclear family of the 1950s is no longer the norm in the United States if it ever was in the first place. In today’s world non-parents (including Grandparents) play larger roles in their ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Conservatorship Explained

The word that I hear most often from clients in regard to their children, and frankly use myself when discussing the rights and duties of parents, is “ custody ”. It’s a word that is ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce? Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Lawyer

Many people believe that a divorce in Texas should be easy, that it is just a status change ending the marriage and that it does not directly impact other issues. However, that is not the case. A ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Examining Divorces

Probably the most common family law case in Texas is the divorce. It’s likely that you know a handful of people in your own life who have been divorced and you yourself may be one of those ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: The final stages of a CPS case

Status Hearing A Status Hearing is one of the most important steps of a CPS case. It is held after a service plan has been prepared by CPS. Within two months of your child being placed into the ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Examining the steps in a Child Protective Services case

During the past few weeks, the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have taken an opportunity to write about the steps of different types of family law cases in an effort to help you prepare ...
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Verbal and emotional abuse: Mistakes to avoid in a Texas divorce

If you begin down the road towards divorce it is easy to encounter roadblocks. Many of these barriers are ones that are completely out of your control and must still be dealt with. In some areas, ...
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Emotional abuse in a Texas Divorce

When you hear the words “emotional” and “abuse” what comes to mind? I’m willing to bet that if you were being completely honest the image of a raised eyebrow may have ...
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Abandonment as grounds for divorce in Texas

The majority of divorces that occur in Texas each year are what is known as “ No Fault ” Divorces. This means that the parties simply could no longer get along in the marriage and say no ...
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Managing a Texas Family Law Case, Part Three

Your rights in a Child Protective Services (CPS) case It can feel like that you have no rights whatsoever, and that CPS can do whatever they would like to you if you become involved with them. After ...
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Managing a Family Law Case in Texas, Part Two

Who can attend your court appearance with you? Your hearing is not a closed process where only the parties, their attorneys, and the judge can attend. Any other party with a hearing scheduled on your ...
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Managing a Family Law case in Texas

The piece of advice or reassurance that I provide to clients with the most frequency before a courtroom appearance is that the anxiety that we all possess surrounding events that we’ve never ...
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Post-divorce financial independence

Divorce is one of those steps in life that you may go through and will never stop to think about what life is actually going to be like after the divorce. So much time and energy goes into getting ...
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How you can help your child practice their religious faith after a divorce

Whether you are a Christian, Jew, Muslim or member of another faith group it goes without saying that the practice of your faith is central to your life. This is one of the rights that we as Americans ...
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Retirement Benefits and Divorce, Concluding Thoughts

As long as we’re talking about one unpleasant subject, namely divorce, we may as well talk about another, namely death. A good question to ask yourself is what happens to your share of the ...
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In what ways is a retirement plan divisible?

Once you have figured out what retirement plans are in place for you and your spouse, collected information from each and provided that to your attorney, you will need to know how a retirement plan ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation

The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about legal separation in Texas. The answers are general and are designed to help you better understand how Texas handles legal ...
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Retiring with security after a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce and have no children then your financial future should be at the top of any list of concerns that you have to go into the process. While there are assuredly ...
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Dividing a Pension in your divorce

If you or your spouse have worked for a company or more likely a public entity for an extended period of time it is likely that either of you has a pension that has been made available to you for ...
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Proceeding into Divorce aware of risks regarding retirement division

When you decide to file for divorce and select an attorney to help guide you through the process and advocate for your rights along the way the most powerful tool you have at your disposal is your ...
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Social Security division in a Divorce

Most working people in our country are aware that as part of the taxes taken out of your pay, part goes towards social security taxes. What fewer people realize is that the amount of money we stand to ...
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The division of military benefits in a Texas Divorce, Part Two

In yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we introduced the topic of retirement accounts and how the funds within them are divided in a divorce. Today we will continue that ...
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The division of military benefits in a Texas Divorce

If you are a person who either serves our country in the military or are married to a spouse who does, enough cannot be said about your family’s sacrifices in order allow your fellow citizens ...
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