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Category Archives: Child Custody

Should I File For Divorce During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Sheltering-in-place and quarantining with your spouse and children is enough to make anyone crazy. Small arguments escalate into larger problems and you’ve probably come to the realization you hate how your spouse chews their food or hums while they work. China saw an uptick in divorce filings once the tight restrictions were lifted and divorce attorneys expect to see a similar trend in the United States.

Texas Father’s Guide to Winning Primary Custody

Many Texas fathers have the notion that it is impossible to win primary conservatorship of their children, as they believe the Texas Court system favors the mother. While historically the mother may have had the upper hand, Texas courts are more progressive and look at all the facts and circumstances rather than the genders.

COVID-19 Co-Parenting Tips For Divorcing or Divorced Parents

Tips for Co-Parenting in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic Shared custody can be difficult to navigate in ideal circumstances; adding the stress and uncertainty of a pandemic to a custody arrangement can multiply the difficulties. The Ramos Law Group, PLLC has been fielding many inquiries as to how parents should handle child custody arrangements...

COVID-19: Child Custody Possession Schedule Under Shelter-In-Place Order In Texas

In these uncharted waters, we at the Ramos Law Group would like to keep our former, existing clients and potential clients as informed as possible as we navigate family law matters in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you may know, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Lina Hildago have issued the directive that all Houston-area residents shall remain in their homes and all non-essential businesses shall close. The family law community anticipates that there will be many parents with existing orders relating to children that will have questions regarding the impact this shelter in place order will have on child custody and possession schedules.

CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Impact To Child Custody Visitation & Access During Spring Break and School Closures

Over that past week, our family law firm in Houston, Texas, has been inundated with calls from concerned parents regarding the handling of possession and access under the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) extended spring break and school closures. If you have children subject to a court-ordered visitation schedule, you may be confused regarding when the exchange should occur during spring break and what happens if the closures continue for an extended period. Most of the confusion stems from districts using varying terminology from "extended spring break" to "school closure".

Spring Break Visitation & Access In Texas for 2020

Spring Break is quickly approaching, and Texas parents with a custody order (whether from a divorce or suit affecting the parent-child relationship) in place may want to know how this affects the normal possession schedule. First, a reminder that different people may have modified versions of the Texas Standard Possession Order, so spring break visitation...

Can Grandparents Ask the Court to Order Possession and Access in Texas?

Under the Texas Family Code, there are certain circumstances where grandparents can file a suit requesting the court to grant them possession of or access to their biological grandchildren. However, there are certain statutory requirements that the grandparent must prove before the Court can award possession and access to grandparents in Texas. First, the grandparent(s) must...