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What Defines a Child’s Best Interests in Custody Cases?

When divorcing parents cannot agree on custody and visitation arrangements, the family court judge will make determinations that best serve the child’s emotional and physical needs. In other words, the child’s best interests are the priority, and parents will need to demonstrate to the judge how their desired custody arrangement serves those interests. Texas courts Read More

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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation Read More

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A Child Who Wishes to Determine Guardianship

During a divorce involving children, it’s fairly common for one parent to insist that their child wishes to determine custody matters and is further willing to speak with the judge about it. The question is: can a child make decisions regarding custody during a divorce? The simple answer is no… at least not really. Under Read More

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The Impact and Effects of Divorce on Children — How The Unintended Consequences of Divorce Can Affect Those We Love

When a couple dissolves their marriage, they often don’t fully grasp how the divorce affects their children. Children, regardless of age, are significantly affected when their parents are going through a divorce. Often, during a divorce, the effects on children can be just as drastic as they are on the parents, and often even more Read More

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Hiding Assets During a Divorce — Do You Think Your Spouse Might Be Hiding Money or Debt?

Divorce is a very stressful process under the most ideal circumstances, and the pressure and fear gets so much worse if you suspect your spouse is hiding assets — in divorce negotiations, this issue often comes up. Divorces are mentally, emotionally, and often physically draining, even when the divorce is amicable. For many people, divorces Read More

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A Guide to Child Support in Texas

A Guide to Child Support in Texas Child Support is money that one parent pays to the other parent to help support his or her child. In the majority of cases, one parent will have the child the majority of the time. In those cases, the parent who has the child the lesser amount of Read More

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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 Read More

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After-Divorce Checklist

Divorce Checklist: Still More to Do Going through a divorce is a stressful time in anyone’s life.  When the judge pronounces, “You are divorced,” there’s the immediate reaction of relief and a sense of finality. For some people, when they leave the Court, it is final. However, for many others, there is still a lot Read More

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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 Read More

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Preparing for an Initial Consult in a (Texas) Divorce

Texas Divorce — Initial Consultation Preparing for an initial consultation with an attorney about a pending divorce, in Texas or in any state, can be very stressful. Most consultations are about one hour, so that means you have limited time to share all of the information that you feel is pertinent to your divorce. This Read More

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