How Do Stepparent Adoptions Work?

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Stepparents of a child in Texas can file for adoption of the child they share with their spouse. Often, the biological parent will join the case and be considered a co-petitioner. It is important to fully understand the laws and steps that you need to follow to ensure the adoption is successful. Failing to do […]

Can You Kidnap Your Own Child?

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You may think that you are unable to kidnap your own child, but this is actually not the case. It most often occurs during custody battles. Custody battles over children can be extremely stressful for both the parents and the child. In some cases, child custody battles escalate to the point where one parent decides […]

Navigating Joint Custody and Trick-Or-Treating

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Halloween is a very popular holiday among children in the United States. Children wait all year to dress up as their favorite characters or monsters, go through haunted houses, and of course, go trick-or-treating. While many children embrace the holiday with excitement, parents, and children in joint custody situations may feel stress surrounding this day […]

Navigating Joint Custody for the Holidays

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The weather gets colder, you pull out all your sweaters, and the stores stock cute holiday decorations. ‘Tis the season! But, you might find yourself wondering how you’ll survive another holiday dealing with joint custody. Custody situations over the holidays can be stressful for both children and parents. Don’t rob yourself of the joy of […]

How to Gain Custody of a Child in Texas

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If you’re in the process of going through a divorce, you’re not alone. In fact, it is estimated that about one-third of marriages in the United States will ultimately end in divorce. One of the biggest concerns you may have is gaining custody of your child or children. Unfortunately, child custody disputes are extremely common among divorcing […]

What are the Different Types of Child Custody?

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There are many elements of child custody cases that you must navigate and understand; one thing to learn is that there are different types of child custody arrangements. Understanding the four different types of child custody can help you navigate a court case better and help you determine the ideal arrangement for you. To help you prepare […]

Can a Custodial Parent Move our Child Out of State?

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When you share a child with an ex, navigating the troublesome waters of child custody can be hard. Whether you share custody or one parent has full custody, there may be disagreements regarding what is best for the child or children. One of the most contentious issues is whether a custodial parent can move a […]