Daily Archives: July 28, 2020


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The decision A divorce isn’t a process that a lot of people know much about before they begin and there tend to be a lot of questions.  The first step of a divorce is to file for divorce, or rather to petition the court for a divorce.  I will go into that briefly before answering one of the biggest questions, where do I file for divorce?  You  can  find more information about it elsewhere  on our blog as well. Filing For Divorce Filing for divorce is the process during which you submit paperwork to the court stating that you are […]

Where do You File for Divorce and What to Do after Filing


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Life is unpredictable. Things can happen and make things more complicated. One of those unexpected things would be your spouse passing away in the middle of your divorce proceedings. As much as no one wants this to happen and as much as this might sound a little far-fetched, it’s not impossible. In case you’re afraid this might happen, continue reading on to find out what happens to your divorce in the event of your spouse’s untimely death. The Divorce Proceedings Of course, the first thing that might come into mind would be what happens to your divorce proceedings. In the […]

Death of a Spouse While Divorce is Pending



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It seems it is almost once a month nowadays I hear that another child has died while in foster care. Between September 2011, and August 2013, the number of foster children who died from abuse or neglect while in care rose from two per year, to eight per year1. That’s a staggering increase if that trend holds up. Obviously, in such small numbers, its possible we are simply looking at a statistical variation, however, these are not freak occurrences. From my perspective, this raises some questions in regards to both licensing standards as well as the eyes on the ground in […]

Rising number of child deaths in foster care


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Many parents who go through a family law case aim for at least achieving split custody of their child once the case is finalized. There is, of course, a huge number of parents who’d want to have their child to themselves if they could only have their way. However, split custody is already a ‘fair enough’ arrangement for many. In this type of arrangement, parents could at least spend as much time with the child as much as the other parent. This type of conservatorship goal is usually from the parent who already believes that the other parent will be […]

The Effects of Split Custody on You And Your Family



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The kids are, very much often, the top priority of the family. In times of family trials, like divorce, the most difficult part is dealing with the children. A lot of emotional stress will be involved, which may lead to a problematic child. They can get rebellious and angry. They may come to a point where they blame themselves. Below are some tips on how to handle your children during this difficult time. Be honest but gentle  The first step to solve a problem is to state the facts involving the issue. Whether your child is an adolescent or eight […]

How to Explain Your Divorce to Your Kids


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The state of Texas places great importance on parental rights. Even after divorce, they would still encourage the interaction and relationship with both parents. However, this does mean that they would not be inclined to remove parental rights for the welfare of the child. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is in charge of ensuring that the health and safety of children in the state are addressed by the parents or guardians. If not, then they would take more drastic action. When Mental Health is Compromised The DFPS can intervene when a parent assigned with possession of […]

Parental Rights and Mental Health