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Category Archives: Child Custody

Parenting Time and Summer Vacations

For school aged children in Texas, summer is the time they look forward to all year long. For many of their parents, the return of classes in the fall cannot come soon enough. The challenges of juggling schedules, vacations, and childcare are difficult for any parent. However, the struggles are even more extreme for co-parents...

Do You Have To Be A Biological Parent To Be Granted Parenting Time?

There are many scenarios in which parents may not be in an intact relationship, but the circumstances will always trigger questions about the child’s care, support, and well-being. Whether through a Texas divorce case, paternity proceedings, or some other family law matter, the parties must address conservatorship. Familiarly known as custody, this concept covers decision-making...

What Is Joint Custody?

Questions about custody often come up in Texas divorce cases, paternity proceedings, and other family law matters, and one of the biggest areas of confusion among parents is the distinction between joint and sole custody. Some of the misconceptions stem from the terminology used under state law, but there are many other legal concepts that...

What Deems a Parent Noncustodial?

In Texas, many parents share joint managing conservatorship, which is our state’s term for joint custody. While conservatorship is labeled as joint, one parent is named the primary conservator and the other, by default, is the non-primary parent. Only lawyers typically use the word conservator. So for primary conservator think “custodial parent,” and for non-primary...

Steps To Take To Get Legal Custody Of My Child Back

There are many different situations under which you may have lost legal custody of your child, such as where: A court found that you were an unsuitable parent; You did not participate in a paternity case; or, A judge awarded sole custody to your child’s other parent in a divorce matter. As a result of...

How Are Child Custody Cases Enforced

The majority of parents who have their child’s best interests in mind would never intentionally interfere with custody or visitation issues. Unfortunately, there are some that willfully violate a legally-binding court order regardless of the consequences. This type of misconduct is clearly unlawful but, as a parent, your immediate concern will be how to enforce...

Parenting Plans and COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of Texans’ lives in some way, whether through job issues, staying home, social distancing, and other impacts. The pandemic also has unique implications for individuals who have a parenting plan in place to cover child custody and visitation. Even though things are starting to return to normal in some...

How Does Child Custody Work in a Natural Disaster?

As Houston sits on pins and needles awaiting the possible landfall of Hurricane Laura, the Ramos Law Group, PLLC would like to take the opportunity to help our clients and potential clients navigate these unprecedented waters of child custody in Texas under these conditions.