Category: Family Law/CPS
Can a Child Decide What Parent to Live with in Texas?
Are you a divorced or separated parent of a young child or a teenager in Texas? If so, you may be wondering: Does a child have the right to choose what parent they want to live with? The answer is “it depends”—while the child never has the full right to make the final decision, in… read more
Is Mediation a Good Option for a Family Law Dispute in Texas?
Going through a family dispute is never easy. It can be stressful, confusing, and overwhelming. Whether it is a divorce, a custody dispute, or a child support battle, there may be options for resolving the matter outside of court. Mediation is often a great choice for family law. In this article, our San Antonio family… read more
What is Child Neglect?
Unfortunately, child neglect is a very serious problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that one in seven children in the U.S. have endured some form of child neglect. Even more alarmingly, the CDC believes that the true number is significantly higher because child neglect is systemically underreported. Here, our San Antonio… read more
Understanding the Differences Between CPS and DFPS
Allegations of child abuse and/or child neglect are also taken very seriously in Texas. State agencies are responsible for taking, investigating, and handling allegations of abuse and neglect. You may have heard about agencies like the Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS). In this article, our San Antonio… read more
Who Can Report to CPS?
When a child is abused or neglected, the perpetrator can be reported to CPS. Our family lawyer explains who can make these reports, and what happens afterward. The state of Texas requires all residents to report suspected child neglect or abuse. When an instance of child neglect or abuse is reported to the Texas Department… read more