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Is Your Vacation Within the Boundaries of Your Child Custody Agreement?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Summer is a time of family vacations, but if you have a child custody agreement that governs where your children are supposed to be you need to ensure that you are handling your vacations, summer time or not, in the proper manner. Before you head out on your next excursion, be sure to take… Read More »

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Is There Such a Thing as Common Law Marriage in Texas?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

There are nine states, as well as the District of Columbia, that fully recognize a common law marriage. Texas is one of those nine states. In each of those states there are certain requirements for a marriage to be considered valid. Once those requirements are met, then a common law marriage has the same… Read More »

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Interference with Child Custody Orders in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

One of the hardest and most complex issues of nearly every Texas divorce is child custody, called conservatorship. Understandably, each parent will want to keep a strong relationship with their child, but this can be very difficult when there are arguments over how child custody should take place and what time each parent should… Read More »

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Summer Break and Child Custody

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Texas family law focuses on ensuring that children are able to spend time with both parents while still maintaining a stable home and school environment. Therefore, the custodial parent will spend the vast majority of the school year with the child, with the exception of every other weekend. Summer visit arrangements are designed to… Read More »

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Pets as Family

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Approximately 68 percent of households in the United States own at least one pet. Many people consider their pets to be part of the family, and it shows. Pets are making their way into family photo shoots, weddings, and even birth announcements. This close bond with pets can make determining pet ownership in case… Read More »

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What Issues Does Past Due Child Support Create?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Under Texas law, the parent without primary custody, usually referred to as the non-custodial parent, will be the one paying child support. The amount of that support payment is based on the non-custodial parent’s income. Parents cannot agree to a lower support amount than that recommended by the state, although parents can agree on… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Changing Your Name as an Adult

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Most people are aware that if you want to change your name as an adult, you can. Many times, people choose to change their name after they have been married or gotten a divorce. After getting married, your last name can be changed by using your marriage license. When you get a divorce, paperwork… Read More »

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Texas Divorce and Special Needs Children

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Texas law allows residents to divorce for a variety of reasons, but in all cases, a 60-day waiting period after filing applies. The waiting period begins after the initial divorce petition is filed, which requires that the couple reach an agreement or that the court rules on such issues as: Grounds for divorce; Division… Read More »

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Why You Shouldn’t DIY Divorce

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Given the potential expense of divorce, it is no surprise that many couples attempt to complete their divorce paperwork themselves. While this do-it-yourself plan may seem straightforward if the couple agrees to a no-fault divorce and has little property to divide, issues can arise at any point which may leave you wishing you had… Read More »

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Texas Custody Agreements and How They Limit Your Ability to Relocate

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

If you are the custodial parent and would like to move out of state, you’ll need a judge’s permission in most cases. This is because Texas typically limits where the custodial parent can move to, if they wish to take the child with them. Even if the original custody agreement does not limit relocation… Read More »

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