Children and Parenting

In an opinion today that will no doubt cause a Pandora’s Box to open in the family courts, the Texas Supreme Court held that “as agreed” possession orders are authorized, valid, and constitutional. Based on the broad and undefined standards of “good cause” and “best interest”, a possession order that gives one party unlimited and

One consequence of COVID-19 is that many people have lost their jobs. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, over 1 million Texans have filed for unemployment. If you’ve lost your job or are on reduced hours, where does that leave your child support obligation? The short answer is you still owe the full amount ordered

Most of the country is under a lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A lot of people are out of work, barely making ends meet, and are struggling to collect unemployment. There was a great relief when the President announced that every tax-paying citizen would receive a stimulus check in this time of crisis. However,

We are all social-distancing from each other and trying to stay home. We are home schooling, cooking at home, and watching Tiger King. Mostly we are just trying to co-exist in our own homes today. We aren’t thinking of what to do about summer, are we?

Well April 1st signals the day when parents under

As counties began issuing “Shelter-in-Place” or “Stay-at-Home” orders on March 23rd and 24th, the Texas Supreme Court issued its Seventh Emergency Order.

 

For purposes of determining a person’s right to possession of and access to a child under a court-ordered possession schedule, the existing trial court order shall control in all instances. Possession of

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins press conference
Updated: March 23, 2020 at 10:56 am

March 22, 2020 is a day many Texans and residents of Dallas County will not forget. Shortly after a press conference by Governor Greg Abbott, Dallas County County Judge Clay Jenkins issued his Amended Order of County