How to Request Modification of Child Custody in Texas

Child custody arrangements are ordered and enforced by the court. This secures the rights of both parents and ensures that the best interests of the children. But circumstances change, and children grow up. A custody arrangement that is appropriate when a child is a toddler or an infant may not be equally appropriate to a [...]

2019-06-17T10:50:15+00:00

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 [...]

2019-06-07T15:09:12+00:00

Texas Divorce Law: The QDRO

When you and your former spouse divorced, the judge considered and divided all your assets - including your retirement and pension plans. If a judge ordered you or your former spouse’s pension plan to be divided, you need to learn about the Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). Here’s what you need to know about the [...]

2019-05-29T19:21:17+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 as it pertains to support. Here are [...]

2019-06-17T12:53:26+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