Collaborative Divorce in Texas: An Overview

Understanding the Collaborative Divorce Process in Texas Your marriage may be over, but you may have many reasons to try to resolve your differences amicably. A cooperative effort can save both of you a lot of money. If you have minor children, you can minimize the trauma they experience by working together to move forward, and your children can avoid having to take sides. In recent years, the … [Read more...]

The Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

There are a number of situations in Texas where it becomes necessary to terminate the rights of a biological parent. You may be a stepparent seeking to adopt the children of a new spouse—to do so, you must terminate the non-custodial parents rights. There may be evidence of child abuse, neglect or abandonment.At Len Conner & Associates, P.C., we understand the process for obtaining a … [Read more...]

Texas Child Custody Issues: Relocating to Another State

Parental Relocation after Divorce in TexasIn Texas, there is a presumption that both parents will share a “joint managing conservatorship” of minor children after a divorce. While the children will typically spend more time with one parent, parents may agree that neither parent is primary. In such a situation, the parents will not designate a specific residence for the child, but will agree that … [Read more...]

The New Face of Child Custody and Visitation in Texas

Managing Conservatorships and Possession Replace Custody and Visitation In an effort to transform the emphasis in divorce proceedings involving children, the Texas Family Law Code has adopted new language to describe which parent will determine where a minor child lives, as well as how both parents will work together in the best interests of minor children. The old concept of “custody,” which many … [Read more...]

Relocation After Divorce – Your Rights When a Minor Child Is Involved

Relocating when you are subject to a child custody or visitation agreement has always been complex. Since the economy turned downward several years ago, many parents have faced a new urgency; the need to move for a job opportunity in another part of Texas or the U.S.Regardless of the reason for your need to relocate with your minor child following a divorce or paternity dispute, count on the … [Read more...]

Texas Divorce and Members of the Military

Things to Consider as a Member of the Armed Forces Members of the armed forces and their spouses know that, as enlisted individuals, military members often face unique challenges. It frequently comes as a surprise to learn, though, that military members and their families can face unique challenges during divorce proceedings. For instance:Unique rules and laws govern the division of military … [Read more...]

Divorce Decrees – Can They Be Changed?

Answering Your Family Law Legal Questions in Irving, Texas When you divorce, the courts prepare a divorce decree. The divorce decree sets forth the terms and conditions for your divorce, and may involve issues such as:Spousal support Child support Child custody Visitation Property divisionTerms set out when a divorce decree is created are usually intended to work in the short, medium and … [Read more...]

Division of Marital Property Under the Community Property Laws of Texas

Providing Legal Information Regarding Your Property Rights Like many other states, Texas if a community property state. This legal fact will affect your rights during the division property owned by you and your spouse during divorce.In community property states, property that is acquired during a marriage is considered part of the marital property or part of the community that was created by the … [Read more...]

Your Rights Regarding Child Support Modification in Texas

Legal Information from a Law Firm Focused Exclusively on Family LawWhen child support payments are initially determined the courts use calculations that are in many ways inflexible; the court puts financial information into the calculation and payments and schedules result almost “automatically”.When a child support agreement is modified, preexisting calculations are again used. In both … [Read more...]

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Children are innocents when it comes to divorce. For the most part, children would never choose for their parents to be separated or divorced. Texas family law courts recognize this. Judges make decisions about custody that are in the best interests of any minor children.Unfortunately, custody laws cannot prevent one parent from choosing to alienate or try to destroy the bond that the other … [Read more...]

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The Keys to a Successful Stepparent Adoption in Texas

When you've been through a divorce with minor children and you've remarried, there can be a lot of benefits to having your new spouse legally adopt your children. It can allow your new spouse to obtain job-related benefits for your child and can allow your new spouse to make medical, educational and other

Interstate Visitation – Creating a Plan that Works

It's a fairly typical situation in 21st century America—in the aftermath of a divorce, one of the parties relocates to another state, either for a job, to be close to family or simply for a fresh start. If there are minor children involved, though, there can be limitations on moving, particularly for

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