Many newly divorced parents find out the hard way that “joint custody” doesn’t mean “equal custody.” To address this issue, Texas House Bill 803 was introduced to the state legislature on April 26th, 2021. This bill has been called the "equal parenting bill" or...
Couples going through a divorce typically handle the house in one of two ways. Either one spouse keeps the house and gives the other some of the equity, or they agree to sell the house and split whatever they make from the sale. Although it is rare to hear about it,...
There’s been a steady movement toward equally shared custody of children after divorce in this country. Under Texas law, the default is still a 75/25 split. A bill currently in the Texas legislature would change that to 50/50. House Bill 803, however, has yet to even...
It can be difficult to celebrate Mother’s Day after you go through a divorce, depending on your circumstances. If you don’t have custody of your children that day or you have asked to have your children but your ex-spouse doesn’t want to give up time, then this can be...
Child custody disputes are among the most contentious and legally challenging issues in Texas family courts. Child custody matters become more emotionally charged and legally difficult when they involve a child being taken from the jurisdiction of the United States....
As a general rule, both parents have the right to spend time with their children after a divorce. However, if your child's other parent fails to abide by the terms of a custody agreement, there are steps that you can take to hold them accountable. Let's take a closer...
Typically, both parents will have access to their children after a separation or divorce. In some cases, it may be possible to take the kids on road trips during the summer or other extended breaks from school. However, if you want to take your son or daughter outside...
Newly divorced couples in Texas have to deal with a lot of difficult situations. When kids are involved, the situation can only get harder. If you're recently divorced or separated, you may fear that your ex is speaking negatively about you to your child. What is...
When Texas parents are fighting for child custody, the details of their relationship with the children will be important. This information can determine what type of custody and support are awarded. Because small but important details are often overlooked in...
When couples divorce, it can be a very emotionally difficult experience. It's not easy to say goodbye to a marriage. Even if the divorce proceedings are tumultuous, it's still difficult to admit that something that started off well no longer works. It can be even...
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