How a court decides a child’s best interest

Texas physical custody cases often wind up hinging about the child’s best interest, which is a legal term that carries a lot of weight. The child’s best interests could be widely varied, but the court generally boils it down to three elements. Those are the child’s...

The different types of child custody in Texas

When issues arise within a family that lead to the separation of both parents, it can place any child in a tough position. This will often lead to a child custody case. A common misconception regarding child custody is that there is only one outcome with the child...

When your child wants to live with the other parent

When a Texas child wants to change residences between their parents’ homes, it can be a difficult conversation between the child and parent. The parent needs to be extremely careful not to make the situation worse when having this conversation. However, if they...

Working out a co-parenting plan

Many divorcing couples see divorce as the end of their relationship, but when small children are involved, it is more about redefining the relationship as co-parents. Parenting can be hard, and co-parenting after divorce is no easier, but as long as parents keep the...

Co-parenting effectively

When parents go through a divorce in Texas, there is no one right answer when it comes to child custody. Unlike assets, which must be split 50-50, there is no requirement that parents share custody equally although it is recommended that parents do this when possible....

Consider different ways to split co-parenting time

If you are in the midst of a divorce in Texas and are negotiating a custody agreement, you may want to heed the advice of the experts. They are now telling parents that the traditional 50-50 custody schedule in which the children alternate weeks between the...

10 Tips for Building a Blended Family

National Family Day is Thursday, Sept. 26 Did you know that nearly 75 percent of Americans who divorce each year will ultimately find themselves remarried and starting a blended family? Nearly 113.6 million Americans have step-relationships. We all know that quality...

Happy Summer, Happy Kids!

With telltale signs of spring appearing every day, it’s time to plan for a happy summer by starting off with a clear understanding of the various obligations and limitations contained in family court possession orders. The Standard Possession Order provided in...