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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: 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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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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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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Stress Related to Combat and its effect on a military member's ability to parent their children

It is no secret that as a military member you are exposed to stressful situations. These are not always the sort of deadline driven, people induce stresses that we as civilians encounter in our jobs, ...
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Summertime Divorce in Texas

The heat in Texas definitely has an effect on how we behave? Don’t believe me? Consider how the summertime, specifically the second half of summer, is a peak time during the year for divorces. ...
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More on Child Support and Miscellaneous Divorce Information

In most situations if you are the parent who is responsible for paying child support then that support payment will be docked from your paycheck however often you are paid. A wage withholding order ...
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The Standard Possession Order and Child Support- A Texas Divorce Overview Continued

Time and Money. Those are two of the things that we as human beings are most concerned about, especially when considered in the context of our families. That goes double when you are going through a ...
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Considering whether to move out of the home after a divorce is filed? Read this blog first

The decision as to whether or not to move out of your marital home after your spouse has filed for divorce from you is one of the most important decisions you will make in your divorce. Issues related ...
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Details about the Attorney-Client Relationship

For the purposes of this blog post, I am going to assume that you, as a reader of this blog, have never hired an attorney, filed a lawsuit or even seen the inside of a courtroom before. Maybe ...
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Considering a divorce? Think about these financial issues first

Deciding to file for divorce from your spouse is an incredibly difficult decision to make. You didn’t need to come to the website of a family law attorney to tell you that but what you may be ...
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Financial Advice during a Divorce

I’m sure that you’ve heard the statistic that half of the marriages in the United States today end in divorce. If you pop that statistic into Google you’ll find that there are ...
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Parenting Coordination- What is it and how it can affect my family?

Parenting Coordination and Facilitation is defined in the Texas Family Code as: “An impartial third party appointed by the court, or by mutual mediated agreement, to assist parents in resolving ...
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Utilizing post divorce therapy to benefit you and your family

Coming off of an emotionally intense and taxing divorce your first instinct may be to retreat into your own thoughts and have some “me” time without interference from others. Who can blame ...
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Maintaining a social media presence during your divorce

It is the experience of the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan that as the years have passed the effect of social media on divorce cases has grown rapidly. Whether it is learning of ...
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Committing family violence has a dramatic effect on many phases of your life

If you have committed an act of family violence then the consequences of your actions go well beyond being placed under arrest. For instance, if you are in the midst of a divorce case then it is ...
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Defending against a Child Support Enforcement Case

If you are facing an enforcement case where your ex-spouse has asserted that you have missed child support payments then you can take heart that there are defenses that you and your attorney can offer ...
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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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