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Protecting your wishes regarding child custody

During the course of a marriage with children involved, both parents develop significant and lifelong bonds with their children. When a marriage fails and it is determined to be in the best interests of the family to have a divorce, the changing situation means that both parents will not be able to spend the same amount of time they had in the past with their children.

How does Texas law address child custody?

When two parents in Texas divorce, they may have many concerns. Divorce can be difficult for a child to process, and each parent may wonder how much time the person will get to spend with the child now that their marriage has ended. Sometimes parents need to turn to the court to make child custody decisions. If that is the case, it is important to understand what the laws regarding child custody in Texas are.

Visitation rights based on the parents' residences in Texas

When a Texas couple parts ways, but shares a child, one of the most difficult aspects of the aftermath is determining parenting time and adhering to the visitation rights. Understanding how the state law decides on parenting time and whether or not visitation modification is necessary is imperative to parents so they can avoid rancor and disagreements regarding the child. Amicable agreements and contentious battles are possible and everyone needs to know the different laws that are applicable when it comes to visitation.

Choosing a Dallas divorce attorney

Anyone who has shopped for a house or car knows that research and careful consideration are important elements of the decision-making process. When Dallas residents find that they need a family law attorney, research and careful consideration again play important roles.

It is the season of divorce

We are coming to the end of another Dallas summer. August is our hottest month of the year, according to climatedata.com, with an average high of 96 degrees. New research shows that this is also the time when divorce filings hit their peak in the second half of the year.

"Adulting" in divorce

Is "adulting" a word? Not in the strictest sense, of course, but it gets a point across. Those people who behave as adults in stressful times, such as a divorce (especially divorces with child custody issues), well, they are "adulting." A Texas family law attorney writes that while adulting can be a challenge in divorce, it is one that people who are old enough to marry, procreate and divorce should meet.

Understanding the factors in a child custody case

Deciding on child custody is often one of the most contentious pieces for divorcing couples with children. Each spouse desperately wants to make sure their child is properly cared for and each may have opposing views on the other's parenting. Typically, each parent also wants to make sure quality time with the children is fair and equal.

Designing a child custody agreement that puts kids at ease

When parents in Dallas decide to end their marriages, they often want to do what they can to protect their children as much as possible. One way to do that is to design a child custody agreement that helps put the kids at ease. The children involved need to know that their parents still love them and that the love will not change after divorce.