It’s Not Your Parents’ Custody Agreement

Parents are becoming increasingly creative with their child custody agreements. They believe that the usual practice of awarding primary custody to one parent and visitation to the other could be harmful to a child. The goal of non-standard custody arrangements is to minimize disruption in the child...

Lessons Learned From Celebrity Child Custody Battles

Divorcing celebrities often seem willing to spend lots of money on custody battles, the results of which are seldom much different from the arrangements of people who don’t live in the limelight. Some recent examples of celebrity child custody battles include: Deadpool star Morena Baccarin and ...

10 Tips for Making Supervised Visitation Work in Texas

Supervised visitation is an unfortunate consequence of divorce for some parents. A court often orders it if one parent has problems with drugs, alcohol, mental illness or other issues. Alternatively, the parent may have the subject of a successful parental alienation campaign by the other parent. E...

Grandparents & Custody Rights, During & After the Holidays

You are anticipating the upcoming holiday season and anxiously await visits from your children and grandchildren. But what happens if your grandchildren's parents won't let you see them? Do you have any rights during holidays or during the year? Unfortunately, Texas law is not very grandparent frie...

Effective Co-Parenting When Your Ex Lives Out of State

After a couple divorces, it takes a while for everyone to adjust. Even parents need some time to absorb everything that has happened and settle into a new home or city. Some parents need to move away from their hometowns for job-related reasons or to be closer to other family members needing help or...

Tips for Divorced Parents on Getting the Kids Back to School

While the end of the summer craze is often a blessing for many parents, it often comes as curse, too. Those pre-first-day-of-school jitters can cause any parent to want to run for the hills. And no matter how hard you try to keep the weeks leading up to the first day back to stress-free, they rarely...

Tips for Co-Parenting in Challenging Situations

Co-Parenting While parents may decide they no longer want to have a relationship with each other, in the vast majority of situations they both want to play a role in the lives of their children. Trying to define the nature and extent of that role—Who has custody? What is the visitation schedule? ...

3 things to know about grandparent visitation rights in Texas

As Bob Dylan once said, "The times, they are a changin'." This is true in many ways, but perhaps the most apparent is the evolution of the current family structure. The standard nuclear family composed of a father working outside the home to provide for the family while the mother rears the childre...