In Texas family law, few legal actions are as serious and consequential as the termination of parental rights. Termination is the process of permanently severing the legal relationship between a parent and their child. Courts only grant such orders in the most extreme circumstances, prioritizing the best interests and safety of the child above all
Every now and then in matters of divorce the issue of paternity arises. A husband during a divorce may question whether they truly are the father of the child subject to the suit. While at times this may be a valid question, under Texas law he is the father until proven otherwise. This is because…
Deciding between two disputing parents as to who should have custody of a child can be a challenging undertaking for any judge.
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In a recent decision by the Dallas Court of Appeals, the rights of a biological father were vindicated. In the case of In the Matter of B.B.M, a child’s biological father appealed the trial court’s determination appointing the child’s non-parents as joint managing conservators. In the Matter of B.B.M., — S.W.3d –, No. 05-08-00501-CV, 2009 WL 1801035 (Tex. App. – Dallas, June 24, 2009).
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