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Key Parenting Issues Explained by a Houston Child Custody Attorney

If you meet with an experienced Houston child custody attorney, Cheryl Alsandor, you will learn that spouses commonly face the following questions and issues when negotiating parenting agreements:  TIME TOGETHER Issue 1: Primary Conservatorship, Custody and Visitation.  For most spouses, deciding with whom and where the children will live and how much time each parent [...]


Advice From a Houston Child Custody Lawyer

One of the first things an experienced Houston child custody lawyer will advise you is that a divorce with children does not end the spousal relationship. Rather, the spouses remain entangled by virtue of being co-parents of the children until they are grown... and perhaps beyond.    There are two types of child custody: legal [...]


Houston Expanded Standard Possession Order Lawyer

Custody cases can be very costly, not just because of the dollars spent, but also because of the emotional expense and the time it takes from one's life. Many times, a noncustodial parent will come to me wanting custody of their child because they have not been able to exercise their court-ordered visitation with their [...]


Houston Texas Interstate Child Custody Lawyer

Oftentimes, the Alsandor Law Firm helps the client who has what we call an interstate jurisdictional issue. An interstate jurisdictional issue arises when a child has relocated from their home state and lives in a different state. At issue is which state should hold the custody proceeding? Specifically, the UCCJEA, which stands for the Uniform [...]


Understanding a Texas Standard Possession Order and Parenting Time

If you're a parent sharing custody of your child, a Texas standard possession order (SPO) is likely an important part of your life. These terms of the court order outline your child's visitation time with each parent. It is designed first and foremost to ensure your child's well-being. But you have rights too, and your [...]


Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First in Texas?

Is it better to file first, or should you wait for your spouse to file? Does it matter who files for divorce first in Texas? The truth is, in most cases, it doesn't. That being said, there are some advantages to filing first — and whether or not these advantages are significant enough to warrant making [...]


How Long Does a Divorce Take in Texas?

If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you likely want to get things resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible. But how long does a divorce take in Texas?  The truth is, it depends — on the unique circumstances of your case, whether or not there are children, whether there are disputes [...]