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Fathers fight for custody rights at Texas state capitol

On April 15, a group of Texas fathers went to the state capitol in support of a bill that would give judges the option of granting equal physical child custody in a divorce. One of the fathers supporting the bill says he has been fighting for more access to his young son for 10 years and that in the previous month, he saw him for only 48 hours.

What is parental alienation and how does it affect child custody?

When people hear the phrase "parental alienation", many aren't sure what to make of it. However, this is a term commonly referred to in child custody hearings, and it is used to describe an effect that a parent's actions toward the other parent have on a child. it is certainly not something a parent wants to be accused of promoting, as a parent who is exhibiting behavior that is characterized as parental alienation could face repercussions in child custody decisions.

Texas State Health Services reports 62,196 kids in 2012 divorce

With divorce splashed across the news nationwide, many aren't sure what this means for marriage and families. Are more marriages beginning, ending or never formed in the first place? Are high divorce rates any kind of a deterrent for couples thinking of entering into a legal union? A recent report has compiled a list of divorce facts directly from Texas' Department of State Health Services.

Can parents in Texas create a parenting plan out-of-court?

When it comes to determining conservatorship of a child (i.e. child custody) and possession of the child (i.e. visitation rights), it is often in the best interests of all involved to try to reach an amicable settlement out of court. This could lead to less stress for both parents. Also, having more of a say in the final parenting plan may make it easier for each party to stick to it. In addition, going through the process of creating a parenting plan could provide a solid basis for future cooperation on the part of each parent. In fact, Texas law recognizes the benefits of an agreed parenting plan and addresses the parents' right to create one.

Facing a child custody dispute? We may be of assistance

One of our recent blogs discussed how you can help create a positive environment for children as they journey with you through the divorce process. These tips are an extremely helpful way for you to ensure the relationship with your child remains as strong as possible during a time of what could be animosity. However, though much of your attention may be on the well-being of your child in the present, legal disputes over child custody should be a top priority, as the outcome could have life-long effects.

Why and how to enforce a child custody related court order

While most couples are able to come to a child custody arrangement and stick to it, some divorcing parties have difficulties meeting the terms of the agreement. This could happen in several different ways. Most often it occurs as failing to pay child support as outlined or failing to meet or allow certain visitation times. These specifications are likely laid out in the divorce decree.

What is child custody and visitation and how does they work?

Visitation is something many Texans going through a divorce wonder about. How does it work? Will I be able to see my child? These are just a few of the questions running through the brain of the parent who was not granted child custody.

What to expect during a child custody court appearance

If you are a parent going through a divorce your first thought, naturally, is for your child or children. How will this divorce affect them, you wonder? Each case of child custody is different, as are the parents choosing to divorce. This is why special attention must be given to each family, this ensures the best child custody arrangement possible for your family.

What is different about physical and legal custody?

When deciding to separate from your spouse, you both may have some questions. For divorcing couples who have children, there are a few different ways that child custody can be handled. As always, it is best to keep the best interests of the child in mind when making this decision. There are a few different types of child custody that divorcing couples should be aware of.

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