Reading Time: 6 minutes You’ve made the decision to get divorced. And now you are considering making another big decision: You want to have possession of the kids. We should say upfront, it is not easy for a mother or father to achieve this. But it can be done. So if this is something on your mind, here are […]
How to Win Child Custody in Texas
Can You Change a Custody Order Without Going to Court?
Reading Time: 5 minutes If you are a divorced parent, your decree included instructions from the court about child custody arrangements. This court order is legally binding, and both parents must abide by its terms. But life can change, and it’s possible that one or both parents may decide the existing arrangements are no longer practical. So you may […]
Enforcing A Child Custody Court Order In Texas
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. You may have allowed your child to go to the other parent’s house as part of the visitation agreement. Unfortunately, the parent refused to return the child to you. Fortunately, if you have court orders, you can ask the court to help you with the enforcement of a Texas child […]
Does Being Unemployed Affect Child Custody?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Does being unemployed affect child custody? The short answer is no. But of course, there is much more to consider. After all, if you are divorced, have kids, AND are unemployed, your world can be extremely stressful. You can’t help but worry: If I don’t have a job, will I lose custody of my kids? […]
Can a Father Regain Child Custody?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Father’s and Their Children Divorce is stressful. But the pain of seeing your marriage end is nothing in comparison to the impact of losing custody of your children. To have a judge tell you that your kids would be better off living with someone else is truly gut-wrenching. Can a father regain custody of his […]
How to Change a Texas Court Order for Child Access
Reading Time: 8 minutes It’s common knowledge that going through a divorce is both emotionally draining and logistically complex. To go through the process is to make a series of difficult compromises, or to leave your fate in the hands of a judge whose interests may not be aligned with yours. While the financial complexity of divorce is widely […]
The Children’s Bill of Rights in Texas
Reading Time: 4 minutes After a divorce in Texas, one of the court’s top priorities is protecting the well-being of children. The court takes this duty so seriously that it developed the Texas Children’s Bill of Rights. The bill provides clear language about the rights of children who have two homes. The overriding goal: to protect the relationships children […]
Texas Requirements For Full Child Custody
Reading Time: 7 minutes After a divorce in Texas, the court’s preference is to award parents joint custody of their children. The idea is here that giving children access to both their parents is what’s in their best interest. Indeed, in a perfect world, both parents would be equal partners when raising their child. However, we all know this […]
8 Reasons a Mother Would Lose Custody of a Child
Reading Time: 8 minutes There’s a widely held belief in Texas that mothers are always awarded legal custody of their children during a divorce. This may have been the case several years ago when state law reflected an older family framework. Now that the mother isn’t the primary caretaker in all families, the law looks at things differently. The […]
How My Child Custody Relocation Letter Created Stress
Reading Time: 5 minutes My children and I have been so much happier since my divorce. Still, some things are more complicated. Dealing with my ex-husband and the visitation schedule is frustrating. He doesn’t always respond to my calls. Sometimes, he isn’t home when I arrive to drop off the kids. Other times, he keeps them for too long. […]