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Category Archives: Child Custody

Help With Child Custody

If you are going through divorce in Texas and have minor children, you can be sure that child custody issues will be a focal point in your case. Even unmarried parents have rights regarding their children, regardless of whether they maintain a personal relationship. As a result, child custody may even be involved with paternity …

What to Expect During a Custody Modification Case

No matter what your final divorce decree says about child custody and all other child-related provisions, you should be aware that the arrangement is almost always subject to modification. You might assume that the status quo will remain workable, but much can change in the months and years after conclusion of your divorce. In fact, …

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 …

How Old Does a Child Have to Be to Refuse Parenting Time with the Noncustodial Parent?

Time with our children is precious, and parents will typically do anything to spend as much time together as possible. However, as children grow older this can become more difficult. Children develop a mind of their own and increasingly begin asserting their independence. This is a healthy part of any child’s development. Unfortunately, it can …

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 …