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Category: Family Law/CPS

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

Joint Bank Accounts and Divorces


How Are Bank Accounts Handled During Divorce in Texas? Many married couples opt to hold their money in joint accounts, giving each spouse equal access to funds they can use for paying utility bills, making mortgage payments, and buying groceries, among others. Some couples also keep most of their earnings in a joint bank account… read more

Texas Grandparent Rights


Whether you are a grandparent or other family member, you want to ensure that the children in your life are cared and provided for. If the biological parents are unfit to properly care for their children due to addiction and substance abuse, incarceration, mental health issues or have created an environment of abuse or neglect,… read more