Category Archives: Child Custody

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Top 10 Rules for Protecting Kids During a Divorce

Divorce can get nasty and a lot of times parents don’t consider the emotional toll it can take on the children. Below are some rules parents should keep in mind when going through a divorce. Don’t Make the Child Choose … Continue reading

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How to Approach Custody and Child Support During Divorce

A divorce can have a significant impact on other family members – especially children. As you go through this strenuous time, it is so important that you take steps to preserve the best interest of all children involved. Naturally, using … Continue reading

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How to Protect Children During a Divorce

When a marriage is no longer sustainable, a divorce may be inevitable. While this is clearly a strenuous time for both spouses, it can be even more psychologically damaging for children who find themselves stuck in the middle. As a … Continue reading

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Recognizing and Preventing Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)

While divorce is generally unpleasant for all parties involved, usually it is the children who are the most severely affected. It is all too easy for parents to get so caught up in their own emotional distress that they miss … Continue reading

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Custody Advice for Fathers

It is an unfortunate reality that courts can sometimes unfairly favor the mother when it comes to custody battles. While judges should technically be impartial, there are times when fathers have the odds stacked against them from the very beginning. … Continue reading

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Determining Child Custody in Houston

While a divorce can be a difficult time for the spouses involved, it is important to remember that it will also be an extremely significant event in the lives of the children in the family. As you go through your … Continue reading

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What is a Custody Evaluation?

While there is no denying that going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved, unfortunately, sometimes the children suffer most. Going through such a significant change in family structure is often very challenging for children. Despite this difficulty, it … Continue reading

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Family Law: 9 Common Misconceptions

Divorce is a traumatic process for the individuals whose marriage is ending as well as their families and children. Because the process is messy, filled with emotions and incredibly stressful, there are many misconceptions surrounding divorces. People should consider these … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day To Texas Dads With Standard Possession Orders

If you are a father living in Texas, and you have possession of your children pursuant to a standard possession order, June brings great news: extra time to spend with your kids!

How does this work? A standard possession order grants visitation on the first, third and fifth weekend of every month. The last weekend in May, May 31-June 2, is considered the 5th weekend of May. Therefore, the first weekend in June is June 7th- June 9th. That means you will have possession of your children two weekends in a row, during the fifth weekend of May and the first weekend of June. Continue reading

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What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome – PAS?

Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is the deliberate attempt by a parent to destroy the relationship between their children and the other parent. The alienating parent’s goal is to destroy the children’s bond with the other parent and establish themself as “the best parent.”

Parental Alienation Syndrome does not occur over night. It is a systematic process which ultimately results in the destruction of a child’s relationship with the other parent. PAS is frequently observed in hotly contested child custody cases and it is important that parents and attorneys are vigilant as to the symptoms of PAS. Continue reading

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