More often than not when it comes to a family suit involving children, who has primary custody of them is the most contested and important issue to my clients. Which makes sense as their property can be replaced but their children cannot. Sometimes parents can work together well after divorce and can take care of
Not only is April 15th an important deadline for every American when it comes to filing their annual taxes, in Texas April 15th is a deadline for primary conservators to designate their summer weekend possession time with the children.
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An important deadline contained in Texas divorce decrees in which to designate your intended 30 days of extended summer possession is April 1st. The Texas Standard Possession Order awards a non-primary parent the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of the summer months as well as 30 days extended summer possession in the summer.
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Parents in Texas, absent family violence or child abuse, harm or neglect, are entitled to at a minimum a possession schedule with their children called the Standard Possession Schedule. Each state has its own version of a “Standard Possession Order.”…
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It was May 29, 2008, a day I will never forget. I was representing Royce Sigler in his divorce action and two months prior we had obtained him temporary primary conservatorship of his two daughters, Tanya age 6, and Ksneya age 4. His Wife, Katya, was a Russian citizen and when the children were born here in Texas, she obtained dual citizenship for both girls.
Continue Reading A Journey for a Texas Father to Bring Home His Kidnapped Daughters from Russia
What exactly is the Right of First Refusal? The Right of First Refusal requires a parent in possession of the children to notify the other parent if they are going to be away from the children for a certain extended period of time while in possession of the children. This allows the parent not in possession of the children the ability to have the children in lieu of the other parent having someone else watch the children.
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Before, during and after divorce, parents struggle the most with effective co-parenting with their spouse or ex-spouse. When going through a divorce in Texas, the most important thing a parent can do for their child is to continue to communicate with their ex-spouse and foster their child’s relationship with the other parent.
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Okay, really, you shouldn’t call your child an asshole ever. But, one Mom in New York used Facebook to insult and demean her child, who was 10 years old at the time, by calling him an “asshole” among other things…
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As if tragedy isn’t enough…. Today I read a post on Facebook from a Mom whose son lives with his Dad in Oklahoma. She can’t contact either of them after the tornado and is frantic.
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Most Texas courts will order a social study evaluation to be completed if conservatorship (custody) or possession of and access to a child are being contested.
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