Child Custody & Relocation: Understanding the Law

Life is complicated after a divorce. If there are children involved, the agreements you make with your co-parent spill into all other areas of life. Sometimes the agreements that work well initially become contentious when changes present themselves. With a major life change like relocation, a comp...

Can Unmarried Fathers Obtain Custody?

Texas family law is gender-neutral—at least, it in theory. Courts presume that children do better when both parents are involved in their lives. But there are some big holes in the law and its application that can leave certain fathers at a disadvantage when it comes to obtaining child custody and...

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking a Divorce

If you are considering a divorce, try to take good care of yourself. You'll need to keep a clear head, so you can make the best decisions possible about your future. No one reaches this decision lightly and without losing a lot of sleep in the process. The time leading up to filing for divorce, is ...

Top Reasons to Request A Custody & Visitation Schedule Change

Unforeseeable changes in your life or your children's lives can lead you to ask the court to modify the custody and visitation schedule. Keep in mind that, just as during the creation of your initial order, the best interests of your children will be the main factor the judge will use to determine i...

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 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...

What are the benefits of virtual visitation?

Virtual visitation is becoming more popular with each passing year. In the future, this could change the way children and their parents communicate. At the name suggests, virtual visitation allows a child and parent to stay in touch, all without visiting in person. This is done via video mail, emai...