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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Co-Parenting Struggles in the Time of Covid-19


Co-parenting can be difficult in the best of times. Throw a pandemic into the mix, and things can become exponentially more complicated and tough to handle. Know that you are not alone. Co-parents across the country have been faced with new and heightened challenges underscored by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here, we will not only discuss some of these challenges but also offer possible solutions to help overcome them.


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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Factors Considered in Child Custody Cases


Divorce involves the resolution of several complex and, often, emotional issues. Spousal support, or alimony, needs to be addressed. Division of the marital property also needs to be resolved. One of the most difficult and personal issues that must be decided, however, is


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Friday, July 31, 2020

Changes in Child Custody in Texas


What constitutes a material and substantial change which would justify a change to child custody?

Child custody is often one of the most critical issues in a divorce. At times, after the issuance of the divorce decree and institution of the custody order, one or both of the parents might find a need to alter the custody agreement. Texas law allows custody agreements to be amended as needed under certain circumstances. Parents who find the custody arrangement to no longer be workable will want to consult with a Read more . . .


Friday, April 24, 2020

Child Custody During Coronavirus


Should potential exposure to coronavirus be grounds for a change in child custody orders?

As COVID-19 continues to infect hundreds of thousands of people nationwide, parents everywhere are grappling with difficult decisions when it comes to keeping their children safe. Parents are being forced to confront a new reality involving homeschooling, no playdates, and the constant fear of illness. For divorced parents, coronavirus is wreaking havoc on custody schedules and at times even spurring court battles. Our Read more . . .


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Child Custody Disputes in Texas


How can parents resolve a child custody dispute?

For parents going through a divorce or unmarried parents that do not live together, child custody is a critical issue that often gives rise to disputes.  Splitting parenting time can be difficult to fathom for any parent. Some parents can simply not agree to a custody plan on their own, necessitating the assistance of outside parties.  Below, our Read more . . .


Monday, June 24, 2019

New Technologies Could Make Co-Parenting Easier


How might an app improve your ability to co-parent?

Communication is crucial when you are learning to co-parent.  Many newly divorced or separated parents report that communication can be the most difficult element to achieve so soon after a split.  With tensions running high, finding a way to coordinate schedules, discuss crucial child rearing issues, and delegate parenting responsibilities can be difficult, if not impossible.  Fortunately, today there are some new technologies that could improve your ability to co-parent effectively. Our Midland, Texas
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Co-Parenting Tips for Newly Divorced Parents


How do I make joint custody work when I have a contentious relationship with my ex?

 

Effective co-parenting can be quite challenging, especially following an acrimonious divorce.  Despite the challenges, in most cases having both parents play an ongoing and active role in the lives of the children will be beneficial for all involved.  For the sake of your children, it is important to find a way to work with your ex to develop a working co-parenting arrangement.  Our Read more . . .


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Developing a Co-Parenting Plan

How can a parenting agreement help me to co-parent effectively?

Divorce is often a time of immense acrimony.  Tensions may naturally be high following any divorce.  When children are involved, it becomes essential for parents to put aside their hostilities in order to co-parent effectively.


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Modifying a Texas Child Support Order

What are the requirements to change a child support order in Texas?

Child support is intended to provide necessary financial support for the millions of children in America living primarily with one parent.  Child support orders are determined by weighing a number of factors, including both parents’ monthly income and contributions to the child’s expenses.  At times, circumstances will change that require a current child support order be modified.


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Fathers Continue to Fight for Equal Custody Rights in Texas


How do Texas courts determine who gets custody over a child?

In Texas, a group of concerned fathers and mothers are continuing to push for equal parenting laws in the state.  The Texas Fathers’ Rights Movement had several members present in Austin recently to find out more information about the state’s child custody laws.  According to organizers of the movement, it can be difficult for Texas parents to obtain equal visitation time with their children in the event of a divorce or separation.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Creating a Parenting Plan in Texas


What is the best custody schedule for my child?

A parenting plan is a document created and agreed to by the parents of a minor child, and approved by the court, often during a divorce.  It governs the relationship between two parents regarding custody of the child.  Your parenting plan will be of critical importance to your child’s future and your life post-divorce.  Our Read more . . .


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