FAQ in Texas Family Court from Parents

What is joint custody? What is sole custody? In Texas, courts divide child custody issues into two different categories: conservatorship and possession and access. Conservatorship is basically the rights and duties of the parents (i.e. to make decisions for the child regarding schooling, medical decisions, and psychiatric decisions, among many other things). Conservatorship can be […]

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Family Law: Relocation challenging absent compelling evidence

Unless there is a history of parental misconduct, such as domestic violence or abuse, Texas courts typically award divorcing parents “joint managing conservatorship” (referred to as “joint legal custody” in some states) over their child. This means the parents will share the right to make important decisions about their child’s life, including where the child […]

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Primary Custody in Texas

Parents frequently asked “How is primary custody determined by the Courts?” The term “primary custody” is commonly used jargon to describe the Parent with the exclusive right to designate the child’s primary residence, since parents will be deemed Joint Managing Conservators in most cases (“JMC”). Joint Managing Conservator denotes the fact that both parents have […]

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Social media can hang you in a divorce

Electronic communications such as texts, email and even posts on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the most important pieces of evidence in divorce cases. In fact, 94 percent of 1,600 lawyers recently surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) claimed that text messages had increasingly become the […]

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