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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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Habeas Corpus - What does it mean and how can it help you in a child custody case

Suppose that you and your spouse have been divorced for a few years and have split custody of your child pretty much 50/50. Both you and your ex-spouse have abided by the divorce decree ’s ...
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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Six

For the most part thus far in our discussion on enforcement lawsuits in Texas family law cases, we have gone over some of the finer points associated with issues related to parents and children. ...
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Parental Alienation- What is it and what does it mean for my Texas Family Law case?

In a recent 14 th Court of Appeals decision out of Houston, a Mother appealed the final order of a trial court that awarded the Father a modification in child custody case. This case presented a ...
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A Houston area example of a Bill of Review's impact on a Family Law case

Yesterday’s blog post dealt with the issue of what a Bill of Review is and how it can be used in a family law case in the event that you had a negative judgment against you that was not due to ...
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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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What does an Attorney Ad Litem do in a Texas family law case?

Many of you that went through divorces a few years ago are having to go back to court due to your or your ex-spouse having filed for a modification of some portion of your Final Decree of Divorce. ...
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What is a Right of First Refusal?

If you are a parent who is going through a divorce then it’s likely that you’ve thought that you would like to do as much as you can to co-parent with your soon to be ex spouse once your ...
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Important Information Explained Regarding Child Support and Medical Support in Texas, Part Three

Today’s third and final blog post in a series from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan on the subject of child support and medical support will cover attempts to modify child support orders as well as ...
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Important Information Explained Regarding Child Support and Medical Support in Texas, Part Two

If you have not already done so, please feel free to read yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan where we began our discussion of medical and child support in Texas. This ...
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Family Comes First: A Reminder for Divorced Parents in Texas

The Holiday Season is upon us. Purchasing gifts, figuring out plans with family and decorating the house are just a few of the many, many obligations that each of us will likely engage in during the ...
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Christmas Visitation Essentials for Texas Parents

As we approach the Holiday Season, many of you reading this blog may be about to experience Christmas or other holiday after a divorce. Whereas before you were used to and were able to experience ...
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How to achieve a successful divorce from a financial perspective, Part Two

There are so many considerations to make in regard to a divorce that it is easy to lose sight of what you are actually attempting to do when you begin on the journey. Take the dispassionate view that ...
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The effect of divorce on children: Helping your family maintain stability

If you are a parent who is going through a divorce then you will find that your case will be quite different from a divorce that does not feature two parents. Parents understand that their actions ...
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How to rebuild your financial health after a divorce

A large concern that people have while they are going through a divorce is their credit score. Borrowing money and then repaying that money on time is crucial to maintaining a good credit score and ...
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How important is having an attorney for your divorce in Texas?

Many people file for divorce in Texas without the assistance of an attorney. The internet is an amazing thing- if you search long enough you can find all the necessary documents online that ...
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Attending the Prove Up hearing for your Divorce

If you are anything like most people contemplating a divorce then you probably have had many people tell you that a divorce is going to be the longest, most difficult and most stressful event of your ...
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Interim Attorney's Fees in a Divorce with No Children

I get questions pretty frequently from clients and potential clients about getting the other party to pay for their attorney’s fees. There are different standards on awarding interim ...
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Which parent claims the children on their taxes after a Texas Divorce?

In the course of a divorce, just about any issue that you can conceive of will be discussed, negotiated, fought over and settled upon. The big ticket items that most people think of right off the bat ...
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How to handle a high net-worth divorce in Texas

Divorce is a complicated and difficult process no matter what kind of case yours is. Many people have somewhat “typical” divorces that involve a husband and wife who each work and earn an ...
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The Impact of International travel, Passports and Children on Divorce in Texas

Travel, especially international travel, is one of the more highly contested parts of a divorce. In an international city like Houston, many of the people in our community have family living in other ...
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Be Careful What Forms You Use or Sign in a Texas Divorce

Many people are scared to use a lawyer in a divorce because they think their situation is too simple or easy to justify paying for a divorce lawyer to provide help and guidance. What many potential ...
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The United States Supreme Court Answers a Question about Military Retirement Benefits

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled upon an issue that has to do with how military retirement is decided in a military divorce. The case is called Howell v. Howell and in its ...
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Mistakes that men make in Texas Divorces

Men and women are different from one another. Perhaps no truer statement has ever been uttered or written in the history of humanity. If you are going through a divorce you too would probably agree ...
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Can I Still get Child Support After the Paying Spouse Dies in Texas?

Recently, a prior client who I had represented in her divorce came in to discuss some recent developments in her case. Her questions caused me to look into an area of child support law that I was ...
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