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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Basics of Child Custody

When dealing with child custody, it is necessary to look at the situation as a whole of what is in the child’s best interest. Sometimes, when people are dealing with a child custody case, they get so involved with the details that fail to see what is in the child’s best interest. As an attorney, […]
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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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US Divorce Laws: Can You File for Divorce in Texas?

Sometimes when a husband and wife begin to argue, the foundation that keeps their relationship together crumbles and the parties separate. As these marriages fail spouses may return to live with family, while their partners stay at the marital residence. US divorce laws might cause you to wonder: can you file for divorce in Texas? […]
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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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Social Media Effects on Divorce and Child Custody Cases

Social media: A source of marital conflict and evidence in child custody and divorce lawsuits. Social media may help you make new friends, communicate/connect with old friends and family, network, or communicate with people with similar interests. Social media use may also contribute to divorce, and social media posts can also provide important evidence during […]
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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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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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Child Support Williamson County

A regular question parents ask when they come into my Round Rock Office to discuss child custody or divorce is how long they will receive child support. A break up is a traumatic occurrence in people’s lives, and they are generally worried about their future. If the amount of child support is sufficient for the parent […]
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