Custody

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Guide to Emergency Custody Petitions in Texas

Guide to Emergency Custody in Texas

When you need an emergency custody order, it’s always ideal to hire a family law attorney. Although you can always represent yourself at a family court without the aid of an attorney, it’s always better to hire one so that you can be guided through the process accordingly. Every case is unique and your circumstances may not be exactly the same as everyone else’s but if you want emergency custody to be granted by the judge, one requirement is constant: you need to present proof in court. However, the proof you need might be different from that of others, depending on your personal circumstances. You will also have to consider the rules of the local court, the judge for your case, the guidelines of the Texas Family Code and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Some courts have made their rules available online, but this is not the case for every court. If you cannot find information about the rules of the local court where you filed your case, you can always call the court to speak with a clerk in order to find out more about the rules. To know more about the judge, you can try to sit […]

Getting a Divorce when your spouse is in another country

Can Mental Illness Affect Custody?

  Should mental illness be a reason to be concerned about your possession order? Caring for the children’s health and safety falls under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The department cares for the needy and those that are lease represented in the state of Texas. When someone reports a parent subjecting his or her child to abuse and neglect, the DFPS employees will jump right into investigating the situation. After the investigation and evaluation, they will submit recommendations on how the State should proceed in order to protect the child. The safety and well-being of the child is always a priority. At times, due to these recommendations, the court can order restrictions in visitation, possession and access to the child. This is often common in cases wherein DFPS employees discover significant evidence of child abuse and neglect. In extreme cases, DFPS can submit a petition in court to terminate the parental rights of the parents who abused or neglected the child. More common occasions call for limitations on a parent’s possession of a child. An example of this is when the parent in question has mental illness. Is it really necessary to limit a […]

Co-Parenting Tips

Summertime Co-Parenting Tips

Summertime Co-Parenting Tips for divorced and separated parents by Gary Payton After getting over with the painful process of separation it is time to put a few things in order and organize them so that life becomes a bit less stressed. A number of divorces involve kids who are sent into the custody of one of the parents. Once a divorce has been processed via a divorce attorney the parents need to make sure that they bring up the kids in a way where they get the love and care of both the parents. Providing for the kids is the responsibility of both the parents. It is not only regarding the finances but also the emotional aspects of the kids need to be taken care. The kid should not feel an absence of one of the parent in his or her upbringing. Divorced parents need to keep their differences behind them especially when the vacations and social dos of their kids are involved. For this the divorced individuals need to keep coordinating among themselves to run things smoothly. Keep your communication alive and healthy Although you have been divorced still make sure to keep the communication channels open between both […]

Parenting and the Right of First Refusal

Parenting and the Right of First Refusal

Parenting can be tough when you are undergoing a divorce as well as it is after a divorce. As a parent, you would want to be in a good co-parenting relationship with your ex-spouse once the divorce is finalized. You are probably aware that the toughest elements of the divorce are being felt by your child the most. Your child might understand more than what he or she lets on. It is your responsibility to deal with issues with your spouse so you can both be good parents to your child despite the divorce.   Right of First Refusal   When you are finalizing your divorce, you are probably negotiating with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse about many things concerning your family, especially child support and custody issues. You need to be aware that whatever you agree to during this period will be used as the standard of how you get on with your lives after the divorce. When the orders about your children in your Final Decree rolls out, you must know that this will be what you need to follow until your child’s 18th birthday. You and your spouse will have to concede certain issues to each other until you can […]