5 Considerations to Help You Prepare for a Custody Hearing

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that the number one thing that keeps them awake at night is worrying about their children. If you’re preparing for a child custody hearing because you and your former spouse could not come to your own agreement, you may be worried, afraid, and possibly even angry that the other parent took things to this level. While no one can blame you for being in a heightened emotional state, Read More

Parenting Time With Infants

While many infants born in Texas live with both parents, there are situations in which relationships end before or soon after a child is born. In these situations, child custody and visitation issues are often a significant concern. Infants have unique needs that must be respected as parents strive to work out a reasonable parenting plan. There is a process of adjustment for both parent and child as they Read More

New Laws in the Texas Family Code – Do They Affect You?

By Desireé Marie Bedasa of Hargrave Family Law posted in Children on Thursday, September 5, 2019. On September 1st hundreds of new laws went into effect in Texas, including laws that raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 and laws that allow women to pump breast milk anywhere they want. But the question we all want to know is: What laws went into effect that may affect Read More

Let’s Dive Deep Into Grandparents’ Rights in Texas

A Lengthy (but Informative!) Blog on the Hurdles to Obtaining Rights as a Grandparent In a normal situation, grandparents would not need to sue for visitation or custody of their grandchildren because grandparents and parents would work together to encourage a healthy family bond between grandparents and grandchildren. However, our world is not perfect, and all families have some sort of conflict. Unfortunately, Read More

Adjusting the Parenting Schedule For the Summer

Summertime is a change of pace for most families. The school schedule goes away (unless the children have summer school), and children enjoy a different rhythm to their days with day camps and sleep away camps; parents often enjoy a vacation or two with their children.  For divorced families under the Texas Standard Possession Order, the possession schedule changes in summer, too. The biggest change for the Read More

4 Common Questions About Child Custody You Need to Know

Determining how decisions will be made for the children, how parenting time will be allocated between the parents, and how the children's expenses will be paid are some of the greatest stressors for many parents facing divorce. Ideally, parents will work together to come up with a plan to resolve these issues. When parents can't reach agreements on their own, a parenting facilitator may be appointed to help the Read More