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Legal Separation or Divorce: Which is Better Financially?

If your marital relationship has broken down beyond the point of repair and you are contemplating divorce, there is a good chance the concept of legal separation has also crossed your mind. Through conversations with others and some basic research, you may have discovered that legal separation is often the more economical option. You may …

Who Is Responsible For Paying For Summer Camps?

The school year is over and children across Texas are rejoicing over the break from classes, warm weather, and longer days. However, many working co-parents do not see this time of year as cause for celebration. Your schedules likely do not change, which means you need to review various childcare options to keep kids busy, …

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 …

Does a Contested Divorce Take Significantly Longer Than an Uncontested Divorce?

It may not be what you want to hear if you are involved in one, but it is true that contested divorce in Texas typically takes longer than an uncontested proceeding. When parties can agree on the key issues, there are fewer trips to court and no need for litigation related to asset division, spousal …

How Long Does a Protective Order Last?

Texas takes situations of domestic violence very seriously, which is why lawmakers implemented a process through which a victim can petition for an order of protection to guard against future abuse and misconduct. The petitioner (or movant) must file certain pleadings and comply with court procedural rules to obtain such an injunction initially, and there …

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 …