How can I file a petition for sole custody?

Family law courts have mostly moved away from awarding one parent in a divorce sole or full custody of a child. While the importance of both parents spending equal amounts of time with their children is recognized, exceptions do exist. If you are goi...

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What factors play into dividing community property?

Life continues to change long after a divorce is final, and, in some cases, these circumstances could necessitate a change to an existing divorce order. In Texas, there may be some aspects of your divorce order that are eligible for modification, but...

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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 provi...

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Post divorce tip: Set kids up for successful return to school

School is just around the corner. Kids and parents alike are excited for that first day. Some are excited to meet a new teacher, new friends and maybe even start at a new school. Apprehension is likely mixed in with this excitement, but parents that ...

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Child custody can be smooth and easy

Child custody is usually a big issue in a divorce. Both of you want to ensure that you can have a close relationship with your children and that means that an arrangement needs to be made with someone you may not trust completely anymore. It isn't th...

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Kelly Rutherford loses ability to visit with kids in U.S.

It's always important to talk to your lawyer about anything you are thinking about doing that may affect your custody agreement, but this is even more true when you are fighting a custody battle. Every decision you make and action you take has the po...

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Establishing a custody order

While deciding custody and child support during a divorce can be a very challenging experience, those who were never married may face even more difficulties. This is especially true in the case of the noncustodial parent. Even though it can be a diff...

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Boy abducted by father found 13 years later

While watching the news can often make it seem otherwise, the truth is that most child abductions are done by a parent or other family member. In some cases, the parent takes the child because he or she she believes it is in the best interests of t...

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