As we all know, the State of Texas and public officials are scrambling to stop the spread of Coronavirus or COVID-19. Primary and secondary schools across the state have begun using various solutions to prevent the children from coming to school for the impending weeks. For instance, some schools are “extending spring-break” whereas others are
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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…All jokes aside, your failure to timely designate your period(s) of extended summer possession could impact your summer plans.
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The 2011 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature expired at midnight May 30th. Whew! That was a lot of work by a lot of people.
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Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner. Sun, baseball, vacations, and extended summer possession are just two months away.
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In my previous two posts I defined the terms commonly used in custody determinations and the factors courts consider in determining custody. Now that we have these housekeeping issues taken care of, I’ll discuss the presumptions that apply in conservatorship determinations and the hurdles parents have to overcome in getting “sole custody.”…
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Divorce Court Cannot Order a Parent to Take Meds or Go To Treatment…
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In my previous post I talked about the various terms used in Texas courts regarding child custody. I also stated that the best interest of the child is the first priority for any Texas court presented in a conservatorship and/or possession determination. In this post, I’ll continue our discussion by looking at the factors courts consider in determining what is in the best interest of a child (i.e., the Holly Factors).
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As a Dallas divorce lawyer, I frequently have clients that come into my office wanting “sole custody.” Custody is a term that means different things to different people. In this series of blog posts, I’ll explain how “custody” is determined in Texas. The first post in this series will define the words Texas courts use in determining custody issues.
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In a recent opinion by the Dallas Court of Appeals, the court held the trial judge did not err when he did not apply a domestic violence presumption in assessing child custody and did not record an interview with a child in the office outside the court room. In the Interest of S.E.K. & H.A.K., No. 05-08-00858-CV, — S.W.3d — (Tex. App. – Dallas, Aug. 28, 2009).
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