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When Child Support Does Not Follow the Statutory Guidelines

When Child Support Does Not Follow the Statutory Guidelines

  Child support is a sensitive matter that is usually based on statutory guidelines. Unfortunately, in some cases, these statutory guidelines may not be applicable. These guidelines are from the Texas Family Code, which states the level of child support that courts should base on when giving child support orders. The guidelines start at 20% […]

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The Effects of Split Custody on You And Your Family

The Effects of Split Custody on You And Your Family

Many parents who go through a family law case aim for at least achieving split custody of their child once the case is finalized. There is, of course, a huge number of parents who’d want to have their child to themselves if they could only have their way. However, split custody is already a ‘fair […]

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How to Handle Disagreements About Homeschooling After Divorce

How to Handle Disagreements About Homeschooling After Divorce

When you are divorced, deciding to homeschool your child can be a huge issue. When you have an ongoing child custody case, it’s quite easy to worry about every single thing and every single factor that has a potential impact on your case. Even without an ongoing child custody case, a lot of parents are […]

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Focusing on Your Child’s Best Interests

Focusing on Your Child’s Best Interests

Your child’s best interests will always be a key point in your divorce and child custody cases. As you are well aware, your child feels the impact of the divorce even more than you do. It’s really a sad reality that you have to accept and deal with properly. You and your spouse can have […]

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Guide to Emergency Custody in Texas

Guide to Emergency Custody in Texas

When you need an emergency custody order, it’s always ideal to hire a family law attorney. Although you can always represent yourself at a family court without the aid of an attorney, it’s always better to hire one so that you can be guided through the process accordingly. Every case is unique and your circumstances […]

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Can Mental Illness Affect Custody?

Can Mental Illness Affect Custody?

  Should mental illness be a reason to be concerned about your possession order? Caring for the children’s health and safety falls under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The department cares for the needy and those that are lease represented in the state of Texas. When someone reports a […]

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Summertime Co-Parenting Tips

Summertime Co-Parenting Tips

Summertime Co-Parenting Tips for divorced and separated parents by Gary Payton After getting over with the painful process of separation it is time to put a few things in order and organize them so that life becomes a bit less stressed. A number of divorces involve kids who are sent into the custody of one […]

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Parenting and the Right of First Refusal

Parenting and the Right of First Refusal

Parenting can be tough when you are undergoing a divorce as well as it is after a divorce. As a parent, you would want to be in a good co-parenting relationship with your ex-spouse once the divorce is finalized. You are probably aware that the toughest elements of the divorce are being felt by your […]

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Does a DUI Affect Custody?

Does a DUI Affect Custody?

Before your attorney can answer any of your conservatorship questions, you will first need to provide information about you, your marriage and your family. First, there’s the basics. This includes your name, address and basically every significant information about you. You will also need to provide names, ages and other information about your children and […]

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Adoption in Texas FAQs

Adoption in Texas FAQs

ADOPTION PROCESS What is adoption? Adoption is when adoptive families seek to legally provide a permanent home for a child or children. It is a lifelong commitment wherein these new parents will provide the child’s short and long-term needs until he or she reaches adulthood. The adoptive parents and will be responsible in providing the […]

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