Category Archives: Parental Rights
Are All Texas Fathers Guaranteed Legal Rights to their Children?
Families are made out of all sorts of situations, which is why Texas has laws that address the many different shapes and sizes of families in the state. This includes families where the parents are unmarried and have children. When married parents have a baby, the law automatically recognizes both parents as legal parents,… Read More »
Child Custody During the Holidays
It’s that time of year – family reunions, Christmas tree decorating and gift opening, New Year’s celebrations, and so forth. If you are a divorced parent, an important issue needs to be addressed during the holiday season – custody. Who gets the child, or children, during a respective holiday? In Texas, family courts often… Read More »
Can You Be Charged with Kidnapping Your Own Child?
In divorce and child custody proceedings, a parent may not take their child, or children, and leave the State of Texas without the consent of the court and the other parent. Even if you are the child’s biological parent, if you try to flee with your child, it could be grounds for kidnapping charges…. Read More »
Impact of Divorce on Your Timeshare
Nearly ten million households hold an ownership stake in a timeshare, according to Consumer Reports. In 2014, there were nearly $8 billion worth of timeshare properties purchased in the United States. Considering the popularity of timeshares, a common issue that arises during a divorce proceeding is how exactly a timeshare would be divided between… Read More »
Parallel Parenting Versus Co Parenting in Texas
When a divorce occurs, parents often must decide who will care for children, how custody time will be divided, and what the children will do in their free time. Parents often choose to use a parenting plan, which is a written document that details what time children will spend with each parent and how… Read More »
Understanding the Termination of Parental Rights in Texas
There are a variety of issues in Texas concerning paternity. Pregnancy can occur unexpectedly. A father may discover that he is not the genetic father of a child and desire to stop paying child support. Sometimes, a parent is simply in no place to have a child. In these situations and others, a parent… Read More »