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Family Law Enforcement Hearings: Agreements to Settle and Trial

Most family law cases in general settle before a trial is reached and enforcement cases are no different, especially those where contempt is sought as a punishment. Contempt is basically when a court ...
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Pre-Trial Essentials for a Texas family law enforcement case

If you have done any research or spoken with an attorney on the subject of enforcement cases then you have probably seen or heard the word “ contempt ” used a time or two. Contempt ...
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Reviewing your case history is crucial to success in an enforcement case

Once you have hired an attorney to represent you in an enforcement case there are some steps that you should work with your attorney to complete prior to actually filing the paperwork with the clerk ...
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Defending against an Enforcement Action in Texas

If you have been served with papers from your ex-spouse asserting that you have violated your Divorce Decree it may be the case that you have been caught off guard and don’t really know what to ...
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Preparing for an Enforcement case in Texas

In the event that your ex-spouse has violated a portion of your Final Decree of Divorce it is likely that you will want to hold him or her accountable for having done so. It could be that you were ...
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The Steps of an Enforcement Case in Texas family law court

All family law cases have different elements and circumstances that make them unique. If you were recently divorced and have been denied visitation opportunities with your child by your ex-spouse then ...
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Documenting a Denial of Visitation Rights in Texas

If you have been through a child custody or divorce case one of the most rewarding aspects of that whole process for you was likely confirming the times, dates and locations that you will be able to ...
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How your children can succeed in school after a divorce, Part Two

Parents like yourself can feel overburdened and stressed out in even the best family situations. If you add a heated divorce case to the mix of school, extracurricular activities, social obligations ...
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How can your children succeed in school after a divorce?

There is no way to avoid running into the realization that a divorce is difficult, especially for children. If you and your spouse attempting to work out the issues that were dividing you in marriage ...
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Annulments in Texas, Part Two

In yesterday’s blog post I introduced the topic of annulments in Texas by discussing the situation of a potential client of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan who came in for a consultation last ...
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Too Poor to Divorce in Texas?

I have had more than one person ask me, “how do you get a divorce when you don’t have any money?” This is a very understandable question. Breaking up is not only emotionally painful; ...
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Annulments in Texas

This past year I had one consultation that I will not forget about any time soon. In case you were not aware, the Law Office of Bryan Fagan offers free of charge consultations to you or anyone else ...
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Prenuptial agreements can be voided in Texas

If you’ve ever read the blogs on the website for the Law Office of Bryan Fagan then you know that prenuptial agreements are typically very strong in terms of their ability to hold up to scrutiny ...
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Handling the issue of credit card debt during your divorce

Despite how powerful the judge may seem in your divorce case he or she cannot do anything to affect a contract that you had agreed to with a credit card company. If you agreed to pay a certain ...
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Debts, Credit Cards and Divorce in Texas

In our world, today debt has more or less become a way of life for many families. When we consider even a few generations ago how people dealt with and approached debt I think that we would find that ...
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Understanding Mediation and its benefits in your Texas divorce

The popular conception of divorce that most people hold prior to actually starting one is that the case will likely end up with both you and your spouse standing before a judge. You each will have ...
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Defining a material and substantial change in a child support modification case

Yesterday we spent a great deal of our blog post discussing the subject of how to modify a prior child support order in Texas. I can tell you from experience meeting with many clients of the Law ...
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Deviating from the Guideline amounts for child support and Modifying a Child Support Order

We discussed yesterday the sort of circumstances that could lead a court to determine that the Guideline levels of support as set forth in the Texas Family Code are not appropriate. Indeed, if you are ...
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Purposefully reducing income, fluctuating pay and other child support components

If you are in a position where paying child support appears likely as a result of your Texas divorce or child custody case it could be that you would go to extreme lengths to “fudge” the ...
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Child Support Overview for Texas families

Are you a parent who is about to embark on a divorce journey, yet have no real idea how to think about child support ? It could be that you are the parent who stands to receive child support from an ...
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Your home in a Texas Divorce: How to decide whether to sell or stay

Many people will tell you that a divorce, when it comes right down to it, is a transaction. It is attempting to gain as much for yourself and limit your exposure in terms of ceding your assets to your ...
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A Child Custody Evaluator's Interaction with your children: Preparing for interviews

If your child custody or divorce case has a child custody evaluator assigned to it then in nearly all circumstances interviews will take place between the evaluator and your family, including your ...
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Facing a child custody evaluation? Here are tips to conducting yourself with the evaluator

When it comes to a child custody evaluation, there are so many factors in play that will affect your case vs. your next door neighbor’s that it is difficult for me to say with any amount of ...
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The effect of a child custody evaluation on your family law case

If a judge has approved your or the opposing party’s request to have a child custody evaluation conducted, or has ordered one done on their own, it is logical that he or she would place a great ...
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Types of child custody evaluations and the details associated with an investigation

Essentially there are two types of evaluations that you may be involved with in conjunction with your child custody or divorce case - a home study or a social study. In somewhat more rare instances a ...
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