Child Custody

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Being a single parent should never be a hindrance; not to you, not to your career, and especially not to love. If you’re lucky to find a love that stands the test of time, why should you let it go? However, before deciding to tie the knot with your partner, you should ask yourself these difficult questions. This will help you really get a good grasp on the future you’re embarking on. Is Your Partner Willing to Change Diapers or Handle Teenage Angst? You are a parent. You have to make sure that your partner knows that before you get […]

6 Questions: A Single Parent’s Guide to Marriage

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You recently got divorced. Your ex-partner has custody over your kids. Now, you’re living on your own or at least living apart from them. Does this sound familiar? If it does, chances are you might be worrying about how you can still be a father to your children. Well, as much as this is a rather scary thought, this really shouldn’t worry you so much. Just because you don’t have custody over your children doesn’t mean being a father to them is impossible.  There are still some things you can do to work around it. Keep in Touch The first […]

How to Keep Your Role as a Father to Your Kids After Divorce When You Are a Non-Custodial Parent

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I. What is Child Custody Legal child custody is having the obligation and the right to decide on matters regarding the upbringing of a child. A parent who has legal custody can make decisions about where the child would go to school, his or her medical care and religious preference, for instance. In most cases, clients want full child custody in Texas. Unfortunately, full custody does not exist in Texas, at least legally. In fact, the term “custody” does not even exist in the Texas Family Code. The closest thing to “custody” in the Texas is conservatorship.  II. Types of […]

Custody and Managing Conservatorship in Texas

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In an age where ideas can get really out-of-the box and radically different, it’s very hard to question if some of these ideas actually make sense or are just plain silly. And while sometimes these new ideas may actually be sound, there is a lot of room for misunderstanding and a need for people to adjust to it. This can apply to almost everything, even parenting. One perfect example would be the concept of “free-range parenting”. Free-Range Parenting No, it has nothing to do with letting your children just roam free in a pasture. But it does have to do […]

Can I Be A Free-Range Parent in Texas?

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Divorce is hardly ever a pleasant proceeding. Unfortunately, some situations offer no other recourse than for the law to step in. Texas established geographical restrictions for child support ensuring the child welfare and the equitable behavior of the estranged parents. Geographic Restrictions Defined In the aftermath of a divorce, the main concern of the State is on the child. If the estranged parents are adults with no criminal liability, the court cannot impose any geographic restriction on them. The court can set limitations on where the child can reside. This is the basic definition of Geographic Restrictions in the context […]

Texas Geographic Restrictions for Support and Custody Cases

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Usually, there is an abrasive atmosphere in divorce proceedings. There are times that it can get outright hostile. Thus, communication between the divorced parents can be awkward, at the very least. After the divorce, the marriage is dissolved, but the estranged couple must understand that they are still co-parents to their children for as long as they live. They have to agree on such pivotal decisions regarding the children’s education, health and residence. They also need to pool their resources to provide for the children’s needs. Nothing will ever be the same between the divorced parents, but they still need […]

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