Category: Family Law/CPS
How to File for Child Custody Contempt in Texas
Court orders containing parenting agreements after a divorce or separation are very serious and legally binding. Strict compliance with these court orders is crucial to maintain the stability and well-being of the children after their parent’s part ways. When a parent does not comply with the court order, this creates an atmosphere of chaos for… read more
Fathers Rights in a Child Custody Case
Historically, mothers were normally presumed to be more suitable than fathers to have custody of their children in the event of a breakup or divorce. Likewise, courts considered fathers as mere providers for the family. Fortunately, fathers and mothers now have the same rights and responsibilities under Texas law. This means that child custody cases… read more
Going Back to School Might Mean CPS Calling
Most parents don’t know or understand the specific rules and boundaries that CPS (Child Protective Services) must comply with when investigating allegations of child abuse. So it’s understandable that parents feel scared and confused when they receive a call or visit from the CPS. They usually feel threatened and personally attacked because the people on… read more
Can Child Support be Waived if Parents Agree?
When parents are separated or divorced, one of them will be the managing conservator or custodial parent of their child. The other parent will need to pay the custodial parent child support. The support amount will depend on the specific circumstances of the family based on guidelines under Texas custody laws. But what if both… read more
How Old Can a Child be to Refuse Visitation?
In Texas, children, or those under 18, cannot refuse visitation. The reason for this is that visitation is an essential right of all parents that simply can’t be taken away. Even if a parent requests a modification of the visitation order, they must convince the court that doing so would be in the child’s best… read more