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June 2016 Archives

Creative custody solutions might work for your child

Making arrangements to see your child is probably a heartbreaking task, especially when you have to fight for the right to see him or her. If you are a parent who doesn't live with your children, having to make those plans might be a normal part of life for you. Some parent have a very difficult time planning visitations with their child because of the distance between them. In that case, it is sometimes necessary to get creative with the plans to remain a part of the child's life.

Understanding child custody laws in Texas

When you have a child and aren't with the child's other parent any longer, you will likely need to address child custody matters. In Texas, child custody is known as conservatorship. There are two ways that conservatorship can be established. The first is through a parenting plan that you and your child's other parent come up with and file with the court. The second is that the court makes the decision without having a parenting plan filed.

Dividing assets and debts is necessary but can be complicated

People who have acquired assets and debts during the course of a marriage must figure out how those will be divided if the marriage ends. That isn't always easy because of the manner in which some items might vary in value. The property division process can also be complicated by the need to ensure that debts are divided in an appropriate manner.

Do grandparents have a right to summer vacation time?

There is nothing specific in the current Texas family code that allows grandparents to have summer vacation time with the children. However, it you are petitioning for grandparents' rights in order to get access to your grandchildren, you may be able to ask for a certain amount of time in the summer as part of the visitation arrangement.

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