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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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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, […]

In the state of Texas, can you stop the other parent of your child from giving them medication? Ruby explains the answer.

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.

Having ‘custody’ of a child isn’t as black and white as you might assume. Joint custody is common, and it doesn’t just designate with whom the child lives. Ruby Bolton breaks down exactly what it means.

Getting divorced doesn’t mean that you give up your parental rights, even if your child lives with the other parent. Find out what rights you have.

83% of children who live with a single parent live with their mother. However, that is because in most cases, that is the agreement that the parents made, not because that was an order of the Court, or a decision by a jury. In situations where custody is actually litigated the results are much more […]

During the stay-at-home order for COVID-19, you may have concerns about whether your visitation schedule still applies. Situations might vary, but there are still some general rules of thumb.

Should children visit parents who are in jail, or making other significantly bad decisions? Like so many issues related to divorce and child custody, the impact to the child is almost entirely dependent on the attitude of the adults involved. When I was a child my favorite uncle was convicted of selling marijuana. My parents […]

Many Texas children dread their 12th birthday. Why? Because their divorced or separated parents are expecting them to “choose” a switch in custody. Contrary to what you may hear, no child in Texas has a right to “choose” whom they will be living with following their 12th birthday. However, a child who is 12 or […]

I thought I would mention some tips for making an appearance in court. Some tips will be obvious, some may surprise you, but all of them are useful. The one that deserves to go first is indisputable. Make sure your phone is OFF! If your phone goes off, the bailiff WILL be coming up to […]

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