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Introduction: In the state of Texas, suits affecting the parent-child relationship (SAPCR) are legal actions that involve matters related to the parent-child relationship, including child custody, visitation, and support. The Texas Family Code governs SAPCR proceedings, outlining the legal framework within which these suits are initiated, processed, and resolved. As a knowledgeable lawyer in the world of family law, let’s explore the key aspects of SAPCR in Texas. 1. Types of Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship: Several types of SAPCR exist, each addressing specific issues related to the parent-child relationship: a. Original SAPCR: An original SAPCR is initiated when there […]

Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship in Texas


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A lot of spouses who are going through divorce are concerned about who should file the divorce case first. This is because they think that the course of the case might not be favorable to them if the other spouse beats them in filing first. Generally, this does not apply when divorce lawyers are representing both of the spouses. The party who is able to file first the divorce petition is Texas is called the Petitioner. The other spouse is called the Respondent. The significance of filing first are discussed below. Location Some of the benefits of filing first with […]

The Importance of Filing a Texas Divorce First



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Parents who are doing co-parenting affect the children either in a good way or a bad way. It is important for the parents to work together in a cooperative and flexible way. Making a favorable schedule is great to tend to the needs of both the children and the co-parents. When co-parents have a hard time coming up with an agreement as to their schedule that will be best for the children, the rules of the visitation court order and the schedule provided should be followed. The judge who issues the court order will have already determined what the child’s best interest […]

Divorce Visitation Orders in Texas


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When a marriage fails and eventually leads to divorce, one important question arises: who will take custody of the child? At times, guardianship, or conservatorship as used in Texas family law, is a longer and more emotional process than divorce. It already involves the children; And most often, this brings problems to the whole being of the child.  In Texas, according to Findlaw.com, there are two kinds of conservatorship; the joint managing conservatorship and the sole managing conservatorship. The first one is where both parents are still given the full rights to take care of their child. The last one […]

Texas Family Law: How can Abuse Affect Child Custody?



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In Texas, a no-fault divorce is the default mechanism to request a divorce.  Officially by Texas law, a no-fault divorce is when there are conflicts between two parties that could not reasonably be overcome.  In reality, it is simply the type of divorce two people seek when they are looking to get out of a marriage, and serves as a mechanism to ending a marriage with the least amount of drama. It also provides an avenue for victims of abuse to leave a marriage without a burden of proving anything beyond that the marriage itself is unsustainable. State Representative Matt […]

No-Fault Divorces in Texas May Become Harder after New Bill


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Technology, while a very helpful tool in this day and age, can also be a tool used for violence. A Californian woman experienced this while she was trying to get away from her controlling and violent husband. She planned to escape to Oregon and stay with friends but her phone’s GPS was used by her husband to track her down. He searched her phone records which helped him determine where his wife was staying.  After locating her whereabouts, he started calling the woman’s friends and even left them threatening voice mails saying he would kill anybody who helped her.   There […]

Domestic Violence in the Digital Age