Tag: Custody

COVID-19 and Child Support

COVID-19 and Child Support

The government and business response to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in economic catastrophe for millions of Texans. Many have lost their jobs or faced significant financial harm. That affects people in many ways, including child support. If you receive child support, getting that check each month is that much more important right now. If […]

Diagnosing Parental Alienation Syndrome

Diagnosing Parental Alienation Syndrome

You Know the Symptoms. How do You Get a Diagnosis? If you’ve read our previous blogs on Parental Alienation Syndrome regarding the symptoms of Parental Alienation Syndrome (“P.A.”), you are likely more familiar with some of the signs that the other parent has been brainwashing the child. Now that you can recognize some of the signs, how […]

Understanding the Impact of Child Abuse

Understanding the Impact of Child Abuse

What is Child Abuse? Both of the managing partners of our firm have children so we understand how sensitive this topic is. People love their children. In fact, most of the parents that admit abusing their child will tell you that they love their children. However, some parents either abuse the child when they get […]

Relocation of the Custodial Parent

Relocation of the Custodial Parent

Do you have visitation rights to your children with your ex-spouse or ex-partner though you don’t have custody? Though many people use the word “custody” quite loosely, it is a word that people typically use to describe the parent that has the right to designate the child’s residence. What happens if you are exercising visitation […]

How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?

How is Child Custody Determined in Texas? How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?

Your kids are important to you so I’m sure that you want to know how you can get or keep custody. Many clients often worry about how a judge or jury would decide on which parent would be awarded custody. It is important to point out that by “custody,” most people mean which parent gets […]

Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in Texas

Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in Texas Grandparents Rights

One of the most areas of Texas Family Law undergoing the most change is Grandparents Rights. In general, Grandparents have limited rights to their grandchildren. For most Grandparents, that is not a problem – they work out things with the kids and grand-kids just fine. However, sometimes grandparents don’t have great relationships with their children […]

Modifying Child Custody Orders in Texas

Modifying Child Custody Orders in Texas Modifying Child Custody Orders in Texas

Modifying a Prior Custody Order Modifying an earlier custody determination under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is governed by §152.202 and §152.203 of the Texas Family Code. § 152.202 outlines Texas’s exclusive continuing jurisdiction over custody determinations and §153.203 describes how Texas courts may not modify child custody determinations made by the […]

Protective Orders for Domestic Violence

Protective Orders for Domestic Violence Protective Orders and Domestic Violence

Protective Orders are one of the most severe and serious aspects of Texas Family Law. Once granted, they are supposed to protect the safety and even lives of the person applying. Beyond that, they carry some important penalties for someone that a Protective Order is placed on. It ensures that they are not going to […]

Temporary Orders and Child Custody

Temporary Orders and Child Custody Temporary Orders and Child Support

Where will the children live during the divorce? This is a complicated question because the Court will consider several factors when deciding where the children should live during Temporary Orders. A Texas Court will always consider the best interests of the child. In order to understand other factors considered, we must delve a bit deeper […]