Determining Child Custody in Texas Using “Best Interests” Standard

When determining child custody in Texas, a court will seek to determine what living arrangement is in the “best interests” of the child. The trial court is given wide discretion in making its decision. The court considers the following factors in its analysis: 1. The parental abilities of the individuals seeking custody; 2. The programs available to assist these individuals …

10 Things to Think about When Choosing a Guardian

Choosing a guardian is an important part of estate planning. Whether you have minor children, an adult child with special needs, or an aging loved one who needs someone to look after them in case you pass away or become incapacitated, if you don’t feel comfortable letting the courts decide for you, there are several things you need to consider …

Texas Divorce Attorney: Back to School Tips for Divorced Parents

As a Texas divorce attorney, I understand how difficult it can be for divorced parents, or parents who are in the middle of a divorce, to get on the same page. You’ve got to coordinate work schedules to make sure the kids are supervised. You’ve got to maintain your cool, even when the other parent makes it difficult. When the …

Texas Guardianship: You Can Plan for These 2 Situations

Telling your kids that you’re getting a divorce is one of the most difficult conversations you can have, but doing it right can put your family on the path to healing quicker. Your children will most likely remember how you handle it for the rest of their lives. There is no perfect or easy way to do it, but it’s …