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Posts tagged "Child Custody"

Am I allowed to move out of state with my child?

If you are a divorced Texas parent who is contemplating moving to another state due to a job transfer or some other reason, you need to be aware that Section 153 of the Texas Family Code restricts your ability to relocate. Actually, it may be your divorce decree and/or your parenting plan that restricts you.

What is the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction?

If you are a Texas parent who is worried that your children’s other parent may take them to another country for a visit and then refuse to return them, you should be aware of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This is a treaty between and among 98 countries that have joined together to provide an expeditious method for returning internationally abducted children to the country from which they were taken and in which they habitually reside.

Is your child a sufferer of Parental Alienation Syndrome?

When Texan parents like you feel like you're having to battle your ex-spouse to protect your bonds with your child, the situation can get sticky fast. Lisa E McKnight PC is here to help you identify the potential signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome, or PAS, and guide you through the different ways of handling it.

How are visitation rights determined?

When Texan parents get a divorce, you're still left with other big decisions to make. Figuring out visitation rights, for example, is often considered just as stressful if not more so than the divorce process itself. This is where help from legal professionals like Lisa E. McKnight, PC, can come in handy. We work to provide you with an understanding of your child custody options so that the process can go as smoothly as possible.

Is divorce mediation a good tool for you?

Divorced Texan parents will have a lot on their plate when it comes to determining child custody. This is where Lisa E McKnight PC can step in and help you out. She can offer you guidance through the sometimes complex legalities of child custody and help you reach an arrangement that benefits everybody.

Texas and the growing issue of international child abduction

Divorces can come with countless negative repercussions, especially in cases wherein parents do not agree on assigned child custody rights. In Texas, child custody is also known as conservatorship, which describes standard legal rights of a parent. Identical to child custody, this process can include joint managing conservatorship or sole conservatorship. When it comes to disputes regarding children and divorce, there exists a shocking number of cases in which parents travel with children internationally in attempt to regain custody.

Custody battle forces tennis star to miss US Open

Tennis fans across Texas will not see Victoria Azarenka compete in this year's US Open. As the New York Post reports, the tennis star has been ordered by a judge not to leave the state of California with her baby boy until she has settled a custody dispute with her ex-boyfriend, Billy McKeague. The tennis player, who was previously ranked first in the world until being beaten by Simona Halep at Wimbledon, had to choose between her child and her career. 

What is the Hague Abduction Convention?

If you are one of the many separated or divorced spouses in Texas who has minor children with your former partner, you will understandably be concerned about the strength and validity of any custody agreement you enter into. You know that even getting to the point of agreeing on how to share your parenting time can be a major undertaking. However, for some people there may be the added concern that the other parent may not always abide by the agreement.

Halle Berry custody agreement focused on son's well-being

Going through a divorce can be an emotional experience. And as hard as it is for adults, divorce can be especially upsetting for children. After all, it can be hard to understand why the two people who you love the most in the world cannot be happy together. This is why, as we wrote in a previous post, it's so important for divorcing parents to try to work together to shield their children from their conflicts. In that same post, we mentioned how family law judges now prefer co-parenting solutions.