Advice From a Houston Child Custody Lawyer

One of the first things an experienced Houston child custody lawyer will advise you is that a divorce with children does not end the spousal relationship. Rather, the spouses remain entangled by virtue of being co-parents of the children until they are grown... and perhaps beyond.    There are two types of child custody: legal [...]


Houston Expanded Standard Possession Order Lawyer

Custody cases can be very costly, not just because of the dollars spent, but also because of the emotional expense and the time it takes from one's life. Many times, a noncustodial parent will come to me wanting custody of their child because they have not been able to exercise their court-ordered visitation with their [...]


Understanding a Texas Standard Possession Order and Parenting Time

If you're a parent sharing custody of your child, a Texas standard possession order (SPO) is likely an important part of your life. These terms of the court order outline your child's visitation time with each parent. It is designed first and foremost to ensure your child's well-being. But you have rights too, and your [...]


Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First in Texas?

Is it better to file first, or should you wait for your spouse to file? Does it matter who files for divorce first in Texas? The truth is, in most cases, it doesn't. That being said, there are some advantages to filing first — and whether or not these advantages are significant enough to warrant making [...]


How Long Does a Divorce Take in Texas?

If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you likely want to get things resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible. But how long does a divorce take in Texas?  The truth is, it depends — on the unique circumstances of your case, whether or not there are children, whether there are disputes [...]


Understanding Grandparents’ Rights in Texas

In Texas, the courts are well aware of the joy a grandparent can bring to their grandchild’s life. For this reason, grandparent rights for visitation and custody are well established. If you are a grandparent who is wanting to have more interaction with your grandchild, here’s what you need to know about grandparents’ rights in [...]


5 Steps to Take If You Are a Victim of Domestic Abuse

Being the victim of domestic abuse is terrifying. In addition to the stress of wondering what you should do to physically take care of yourself, you also have to decide what’s the best way to prevent this from happening in the future. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, take these five steps immediately [...]


How to Request Modification of Child Custody in Texas

Child custody arrangements are ordered and enforced by the court. This secures the rights of both parents and ensures that the best interests of the children. But circumstances change, and children grow up. A custody arrangement that is appropriate when a child is a toddler or an infant may not be equally appropriate to a [...]

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