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It is essential that children end up in the situation that is best for them, whether it requires that the mother or the father has primary custody. If you believe your children would be better off with you, do not hesitate to fight for them!

If you are not sure if you are on the same page as the other parent when it comes to custody and visitation, the attorneys at the Bolton Law Firm can help you thoroughly investigate all your options before a decision is made. Bolton Law is committed to exploring the possible options with you to protect your child. Emotions can run high when it comes to making decisions regarding child visitation in the midst of a divorce. Make sure that you have the benefit of an experienced attorney on your side.

When it comes to custody and visitation, you should not agree to something that is not in your child's best interest. The attorneys at the Bolton Law Firm know every detail in a Texas standard possession order, but more importantly they know a myriad of other ways to write a custody order as well.

Visit with a family law attorney at the Bolton Law Firm and we will help you explore all the options that might benefit your child.

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How much do affairs really affect your child custody battle? If someone cheats, does the other person automatically get the kids? While this is a common misconception, the truth is that affairs might not be as important as you think when determining who gets custody of the children.

You may have seen descriptors for attorneys letting you know whether or not they are certified by the Texas Board, but what does this really mean? And how important is it that your attorney have this qualification?

Custody in Texas is normally awarded to the parent who has had the most hands-on involvement with the child prior to the divorce or custody battle. Here are three reasons why even someone who has clearly had more hands-on time with the child might still lose custody.

Read your divorce decree or child custody order. if it doesn’t specifically address passports, you will not be able to get a passport for your child without the other parent’s notarized signature and a copy of the front and back of their driver’s license. If you are the mother and there is no child listed […]

Whose responsibility is it to provide clothing for a child when he/she goes to visit their other parent? We want to encourage children to think of both of their parents’ homes as their own. One of the things that can help this, is if both parent buy and keep clothing for the child, as well […]

In Texas, custody may be decided by a judge or by a jury. In most cases it will be a judge. Both a judge and a jury are prohibited from considering gender in making the decision of whom the child lives with. However, both judges and juries tend to bring their own preferences with them […]

The first question is, do you have a current decree or child custody order? If you don’t, you need to make an appointment to see an attorney immediately. You need to file paperwork. If you can do it before the move, you are much better off. The longer before the move, the better, so be […]

Easter is not one of the holidays divided up in a Texas Standard Possession Order. That means that unless it was specifically written in for your decree, Easter goes to the parent whose weekend it would otherwise be. Since Easter moved around on the calendar, there is no pattern to how it falls in the […]

Can you spank your child in Texas? Reasonable corporal punishment is legal in Texas. In fact, many schools in Texas allow school personnel to spank a child if a parent consents. However, this is a controversial topic. What one parent sees as reasonable, another parent sees as abuse. As a divorce and child custody attorney, […]

If there is no court order in place, there is nothing preventing your leaving. However, if the question is put in front of a judge or jury, you are very likely to be required to stay in the area where the other parent lives. Something to keep in mind, if there is no court order, […]

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