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Travel and your shared custody arrangement

Travel can be an exciting way to introduce your child to new places and new experiences. Travel can also give them the opportunity to meet family members and friends that they otherwise would not have met. However, if you and your child’s other parent share custody, travel can be a more complicated endeavor. What should you know about traveling with…

Will breastfeeding be a factor in your child custody arrangement?

A wide variety of different factors go into creating a child custody arrangement, including the way that each parent supported their child prior to divorce. If part of that support involved breastfeeding, determining a fair custody arrangement for a young child can be particularly challenging. What should parents know about custody arrangements for breastfeeding infants? What is in the best…

What decisions may parents share when they share joint conservatorship?

When co-parents act as their child’s joint managing conservators after a divorce, they do not only share the responsibility of parenting their child. They also share the right to make important decisions about their child’s life and care. What decisions may they need to make in cooperation with each other? 7 important decisions in joint managing conservatorship arrangements Joint conservatorship,…

3 steps to take when preparing for divorce

Taking the time to prepare for any major life event is an important way to protect your interests, and this is especially true of divorce. By carefully collecting important documents and having frank conversations about the things that matter most to you, you can lay the groundwork for a strong future for your family. What steps should you take? 1….

4 common misconceptions about divorce

If you are facing the end of your marriage, you may hear many different things about divorce from the people around you. However, these messages may not necessarily be true. What common myths and misconceptions might you hear about Texas divorces? Misconception 1: Property will be divided 50/50 between me and my spouse. While married couples generally have equal ownership…

Can my parenting plan address technology?

Technology is an increasingly important part of the lives of many children. This is especially true over the past year, as children may have taken classes remotely and connected with their friends and family largely through digital communication. However, technology can also be a significant source of conflict for co-parents, especially if they disagree with what type and how much…

What happens when income increases or decreases?

Child support is incredibly important to the raising of a healthy and well-adjusted child. However, each parent’s lives will change over the time. The time may come where the parent paying child support in Houston either experiences a decrease in income or an increase in income. In such situations, it is possible that a modification of child support may be necessary. When…

What is the best interest of the child in 2021?

The best interest of the child is a legal standard used by courts to help answer case issues involving the custody of children. The courts often turn to previous case law when making decisions, and when it comes to the best interest of the child cases in Texas, courts often turn to Holley v. Adams. In this case the court…

Parents cannot terminate their rights to avoid child support

For most parents, the relationship with their children is one of the most cherished bonds in their lives. Yet, this may not be the case for your spouse. If you two are divorcing, they might have floated the idea of terminating their parental rights to avoid paying child support. Not only could this outcome leave you high and dry financially,…

What can you include in a prenup in Texas?

You may have worked hard in your younger years to build a sizeable nest egg. Moreover, you may own a house, a vacation home or other valuable assets prior to marriage, especially if you married late-in-life or it is your second or subsequent marriage. And, if you receive an inheritance prior to marriage, you certainly want to protect it. All…

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