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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 I hear a lot of people with this misconception, the truth is 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?

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 […]

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 parents are not married, and one parent wants to immunize the child and the other doesn’t, who gets to decide? If you are divorced or you are operating under a child custody order in the State of Texas, one of the first sections in your divorce decree or child custody order will be a […]

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, […]

One common question among parents without primary custody is, “Can I see my child on their birthday?” Attorney Ruby Bolton explains that chances are, the answer is yes.

Could I realistically adopt my step-child? There are a couple of hoops to jump through, but the process is relatively straightforward.

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