Grandparent Rights in Williamson County

There are many misconceptions about grandparent rights and many alternatives available to non-parent relatives in child custody cases. The available options depend on the type of request, and the manner and time the child custody case has been filed. Grandparent Rights to Conservatorship of Children We will discuss circumstances where non-parent relatives (in this case […]
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Deviating from a standard possession schedule in Williamson County, Texas

There are benefits to using the standard possession schedule. The standard possession schedule offers parents a certain amount of predictability that may reduce the need for future litigation. However, there are situations that require a customized schedule, or necessitate a customized schedule when the Texas Standard Possession Schedule is unworkable. Child Custody, Family Violence and […]
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Child Custody Modification Process Decoded

The process for modifying your child custody order is going to be different depending on whether the modification will be contested or uncontested. If the parties are going to come to an agreement regarding the modification they will need to agree on provisions for conservatorship, possession, access and visitation and/ or child support. Where Custody […]
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Name change of a child

Name Change of a Child

Do I need to notify the biological father of my child if I want to change my child’s name? The simple answer is yes. The Texas Family code requires that a “parent” of the child, whose rights have not been terminated, must be served with citation. Typically, Williamson County Family Attorneys will file a petition […]
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Answers to Common Protective Order Questions

What is a protective order? How does a protective order work? What can it do or not do? When does a protective order work and when does it not work? Lastly, who can request a protective order? As an Attorney that has an office located in Williamson County, Texas, I have heard my fair share of answers […]
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Community Property Presumption – Texas

In Texas, community property consists of property, other than separate property, acquired by either spouse during marriage. What does this mean?  The answer can be complicated. The spouse claiming a certain property must trace, and clearly identify the property, as separate. TRACING involves establishing the separate origin of the property by showing the time and means by […]
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Establishment of Parent child relationship – Texas

When is the mother not the mother? The Texas Family Code in section 160.201 sets forth the requirements to establish the parent child relationship. In certain situations, the establishment of paternity is rebuttable by genetic testing. Does this rule also apply to the establishment of maternity? Does the law allow maternity to be rebutted by genetic […]
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Motion to transfer child custody

Motions to Transfer- Texas

Motions to Transfer: Texas Family Code MANDATORY TRANSFER The Texas Family code provides that transfer from a court of continuing, exclusive jurisdiction can be mandatory or discretionary. This issue typically comes up when a party to a child custody case would like to file a modification or enforcement action. Although, modifications and enforcements can involve […]
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Divorce Agreements

Parties can either agree or disagree to the terms of their divorce. Regardless of whether the parties agree to the divorce the final agreement must be accepted by the court and be incorporated into a final judgement for divorce by the court. The final order will be contract that is also an order. For instance, […]
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Child Custody Modifications

People have come into my Round Rock under many different conditions asking about changing an order that had been rendered on a divorce case or child custody case. This issue is covered under Chapter 156 of the Texas Family Code. Specifically the issue is referred to as a motion to modify the parent child relationship. […]
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