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Win: Clarification of standard for temporary orders in modification suit

The 2nd Court of Appeals in Fort Worth issued a very important opinion today in a big win for O’Neil Wysocki’s appellate team on Michelle O’Neil and Karri Bertrand. The underlying order awarded Father the exclusive right to determine the children’s primary residence without regard to geographic restriction and gave each parent the independent right … Continue Reading

Significant Impairment Standard Applies When the Primary Conservator Seeks to Vacate a Geographic Restriction Within One Year

Subsection (a) of Texas Family Code section 156.102, entitled “Modification of Exclusive Right to Determine Primary Residence of Child Within One Year of Order,” provides: “If a suit seeking to modify the designation of the person having the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of a child is filed not later than one year … Continue Reading

Dallas lawyers see return to high bar for temporary orders in divorce modification suit

When filing a modification suit regarding children and seeking temporary orders to change the designation of the person who has the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of the child, a new law requires that an affidavit be filed with the initial pleading setting out the grounds for the request. This law went into … Continue Reading
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