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Understand how the child's best interests are determined

One of the primary concerns of a child custody case is determining what is in the child's best interests. This is something that is easy to forget because the parents in these cases often think about how various arrangements are going to impact them instead of thinking about the child.

3 options to make the holidays work for your family

The holidays are fun, but they can also be hard. You're divorced, and your kids split their time with you and your ex. Usually, this goes very smoothly, but you find it complicated around the holidays because everyone can't realistically be together at the same time.

Visitation in Texas

When parents of young children separate in the Fort Worth, Texas, and Tarrant, Texas, areas separate, they often want to know about the future of their children above all other matters. Those parents should understand the things that affect child custody and visitation decisions. In Texas, the custom is to assign parenting rights and responsibilities to both parents barring some compelling reason to the contrary. The formal decree that details those rights and responsibilities is called a Standard Possession Order (SPO).

Parents can get child custody modifications

Throughout Fort Worth, Texas, and Tarrant, Texas, many parents are never married, separated or divorced. Correspondingly, they need to have child custody arrangements. Since their circumstances may change over time, parents who start out with one arrangement may need to pursue a modification in court at a later time. While courts are said to be reluctant to change child custody arrangements for frivolous reasons when those arrangements are going well, there are reasons why courts will consider making changes.

Shared parenting is good in child custody cases

There are many happy couples in the Fort Worth, Texas, and Tarrant, Texas, areas, living together and cooperatively co-parenting their daughters and sons. However, some parents part ways, no longer live together and are faced with needing to resolve matters of child custody. Working out those matters in a constructive manner is imperative for the emotional health of the children.

Father of twins jailed for contempt of court on transgender issue

A man sits in the Denton County Jail on a charge of contempt of court. The charge is related to his 4-year-old daughter. He has twin girls, but this involves just one of the girls. That girl, according to her father, told him "Daddy, I'm a boy."

Child custody cases can be stressful for children

Child custody cases are sometimes full of difficult situations. It seems as though some parents can't separate what happened with them and their ex to be able to think clearly about the child. This is a horrible situation because it can put a lot of stress on the child. We know that most parents truly want what is best for their child and we are here to help those parents.

Boy abandoned in Mexico now back with his dad in the USA

A 4-year-old boy from El Paso and his father have been reunited after the child was abandoned in Ciudad Juarez by his biological mother. According to the father's attorney, the parents have agreed that the child should be in the father's custody.

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