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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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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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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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Grounds for Divorce in Texas – Insupportability

In the State of Texas there are two separate types of divorce: fault grounds for a divorce and no fault grounds for a divorce. The purpose of this article is to discuss no fault grounds for divorce in Texas, meaning simply that neither party has caused the divorce. The vast majority of Texas divorces are […]
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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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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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