Custody Law

Social Media and Divorce — The Impact on Family Law Cases

Let’s discuss social media and divorce, and how what you post online can affect the outcome of family law cases in Texas. In today’s society, communication and self-expression have become increasingly simple thanks to the widespread use of social media. With various forms of social media and electronic messaging becoming a fixture in the daily…

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Moving Out of the Marital Home During a Divorce

The Marital Home — Should You Stay or Should You Go? Your marital home is often a place of comfort and refuge, a place where memories have been made, a thing with which you are emotionally connected. So, when a couple decides that a divorce is necessary, it is often extremely difficult to determine whether…

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The Costs of Divorce: Time and Money

There are two questions that are almost always asked by a potential client during an initial consult for divorce: “How long will the entirety of the divorce process take?” and “How much will this cost me in the end?”. Answering these questions can be challenging for an attorney as attorneys can never truly be certain…

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Father’s Rights – Trends in Child Custody

There are numerous attorneys, law firms, and organizations that hold themselves out as advocates for father’s rights.  But what are the father’s rights in a child custody case? Father’s Rights — Rights Regardless of Gender By the letter of the law, fathers have equal rights as it pertains to care, custody, and possession of their children.…

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A Better Understanding of Custody Designations

When discussing family law matters with individuals outside of the legal field, it is not uncommon to hear people incorrectly describe the types of custody designations. Reasonably so, as the definitions of the various types of custody designations or “conservators” (a person who has some rights or obligations with respect to a child) are somewhat…

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Divorcing a Narcissist

According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. “But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.” The DSM-5 criteria for…

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Grandparent’s Rights in Texas

The relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild often plays an important role in both the grandparent and the grandchild’s life. In unfortunate situations involving either a death or divorce of a child’s parent, the relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild may become extremely limited or even severed, with little regard for the actual…

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How Do I Communicate with my Family Lawyer

The number one complaint clients have about their lawyers is that they do not return phone calls and emails. In ethics seminars and continuing education, lawyers are constantly reminded of the importance of communicating with their client. So why are so many lawyers so bad at it? There is nothing more personal or important than…

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