Are Fathers at a Disadvantage When It Comes to Winning 50/50 Custody in Texas?

Texas courts consider the welfare of the children to be of paramount concern when deciding custody matters. But what happens when both parents are fit and competent to raise the child? Does the mother have the advantage in these decisions? Does the party that is the primary breadwinner? Learn more about what factors into 50/50 [...]

2019-05-21T21:20:14+00:00

Situations Where You Can Modify a Divorce Agreement

When your divorce agreement is finalized, it may feel like a firm order that is unable to be changed or modified. However, this is not actually the case. In life, things change. If you, your former spouse, or your child have changed significantly, so should your divorce agreement. Here are several situations where you can [...]

2019-05-09T09:33:12+00:00

What to Know About Parental Kidnapping in Texas

If you are going through divorce and child custody proceedings, you should never leave the state with your child without the direct consent of the court and your former spouse. Even if you are the biological parent, leaving the state with your child could be grounds for parental kidnapping in Texas charges. When Can You [...]

2019-04-10T15:48:54+00:00

What Exactly Are the Child’s Best Interests?

As a divorcing parent, you may have heard that the court will determine what’s in “the child’s best interests” when deciding on custody arrangements. Although this sounds ideal, it’s a very vague phrase. What does it even mean? Here’s more about “the child’s best interests” and what that phrase means in a Texas court. What [...]

2019-05-09T10:24:19+00:00

What Happens If the Custodial Parent Refuses Visitation?

If your ex-spouse has blocked you from seeing your kids, we know how painful that experience can be. And although your spouse may have valid reasons for blocking your visitation rights, those reasons more than likely won't hold up in court. Because of this, you have options. If your dispute over visitation is minor, it's best that [...]

2019-03-15T14:32:00+00:00

What to Know About Court Ordered Drug Testing in Child Custody Cases

In Houston child custody cases, the court acts in the best interests of the child. That means the court must determine whether each parent is fit to care for their children. If a parent is accused of drug abuse, or has a history of drug abuse, the court will order a drug test. To learn [...]

2019-02-21T22:16:22+00:00

Understanding Conservatorships

As a parent going through a divorce in Texas, you may have already heard the terms “conservatorship” and “guardianship.” These two terms describe the relationship between a parent and a child. Because Texas uses different verbiage than some other states to describe parents’ rights after a divorce, it’s important to completely understand the terms and [...]

2019-05-09T10:44:54+00:00

4 Ways to Move on with Life Following Divorce

Getting divorced is a life-altering change. Your finalized divorce marks the end of one era of your life and the beginning of another. You want to move forward with enthusiasm and hope, but the stress of your divorce might feel like it’s holding you back. First of all, this is completely normal. Second, we can [...]

2019-02-21T12:42:34+00:00

How to Have the Best Post-Divorce Holiday Ever

With the holidays upon us, this time of year can be especially stressful for anyone who has been through a divorce. Even for those who have been divorced for years, the holidays are challenging because this is when we traditionally spend time with our families. For divorced parents, the separation from children in addition to [...]

2018-11-29T21:30:31+00:00