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The Blacknall Firm is a team of attorneys and para-professionals with decades of combined legal experience under our belts. We bring a unique perspective to the area of divorce and child custody. We pride ourselves on constant communication, as well as integrity, honesty and passionately working to serve our clients. We strive to create tailored solutions for each client to protect their rights and preserve their futures. We are located at 3710 Rawlins St., Suite 1420, Dallas, Texas 75219. But, we serve Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, and Rockwall County. Let's talk about what is important to you and some options. We look forward to hearing from you.

Remaining Brave In The Face of Challenges

By |2020-10-21T13:39:33+00:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Some truths of life are so simple to understand and yet so hard to accept. One of these truths is that life is a series of ups and downs. You have good days, and you have bad days. There is just no way around this fact. If you think that the rich and famous don't have [...]

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Visitation Enforcement in Texas : A Helpful Guide

By |2020-11-07T09:55:45+00:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

Today we going to help you with Visitation Enforcement in Texas. Often, we think that after a divorce decree or custody order has been handed down by a judge, we can just get on with our lives. There’s a misconception that because things like visitation and custody are laid out in black and white, that everything [...]

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Visitation Denial: Your Documentation Action Plan

By |2020-11-07T10:08:26+00:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

Today we wrote about Visitation Denial. While many divorced couples can put their differences aside and live relatively happy if separate lives, some cannot. Simmering resentment, hidden anger, attempts at getting revenge – all of these can come bubbling up to the surface. Often, they manifest in the form of denied visitation for noncustodial parents. Not [...]

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Why Your Attorney Needs to Know Every Secret?

By |2020-11-07T21:14:01+00:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Today we've discussed Why Your Attorney Needs to Know Every Secret? in our post. We all have secrets that we hold onto for dear life. We do everything in our power to keep them hidden, locked away in the closets of our minds. However, if you’re about to go through a divorce, or you’re already in [...]

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How to Handle Stress and Anxiety during Your Divorce

By |2020-09-25T14:56:54+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Divorce is rarely simple or easy. In fact, it’s often complicated, messy, and filled with challenges. For most people, it’s the single most stressful event they’ll ever go through. While there is no way to take the stress and anxiety out of divorce, there are ways that you can handle those emotions and prevent them from [...]

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Types of Parental Rights in Texas

By |2020-11-07T19:08:37+00:00July 25th, 2020|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

Today we've discussed Types of Parental Rights in Texas in our post. If you are in the process of a divorce, you may feel confused regarding your options for parental rights regarding your children. Understanding how parenting rights work in the legal system can be challenging and legally complex. The following is a brief guide to [...]

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Contested vs Uncontested Divorces

By |2020-11-07T19:09:03+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Divorce|

Today we've discussed Contested vs Uncontested Divorces in our post. Divorces are not always adversarial, bitter battles. In some cases, marriages are ended and many of the decisions are mutually agreed upon by both spouses. While marriage can be ended by one spouse, the decision to have either a contested or an uncontested divorce has to be [...]

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Divorce Mediation Process

By |2020-09-25T14:56:55+00:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Divorce|

Divorces are not always completely adversarial and antagonistic battles. In some cases, two people agree on many important and significant parts of the divorce, but may still have a few major issues outstanding. If this is the case, then the divorce mediation process may be an option for your particular circumstances. Understanding Divorce Mediation Divorce mediation [...]

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Understanding The “Best Interest of the Child” Standard

By |2020-09-25T14:56:55+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

The barometer by which a court makes decisions regarding child support, child custody, and child visitation matters typically revolves around a legal construct known as the “best interest of the child”. As a parent, you may feel that you have your child’s best interest in mind at all times. However, when there are disagreements between you [...]

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Can police enforce a child custody order?

By |2020-09-25T14:56:55+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

Police can enforce a child custody order, but most times they don’t. Most of the time police say it is a civil matter and they are not going to get involved. The police could get involved if they wanted to. Interference with child custody is a crime. Under Texas Penal Code 25.03, interference with child custody [...]

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How To Handle Child Support Payments In Texas If You Become Unemployed

By |2020-06-30T22:15:36+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Child Support|

Losing your job can be a very stressful situation. If you are obligated to pay child support it can be even more stressful.  But, don’t panic. Just be proactive and come up with a plan. If you are unemployed and you are obligated to pay child support you cannot just decide not to pay. You have [...]

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How To Request Passport From Custodial Parent For Summer Travel?

By |2020-09-25T14:56:55+00:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Child Custody|

Summer travel overseas with children is a fun way to create lasting memories. However, if you are an unmarried parent you may run into roadblocks if you need assistance from an uncooperative custodial parent in order to get the child’s passport. If you have tried to communicate with the other parent and your efforts have failed, [...]

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Will Child Support Enforcement Affect Your Children’s Relationship with Their Dad?

By |2020-06-30T22:18:43+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Child Support|

Divorce is hard enough on children. Add in the fact that their father may fall behind on child support payments, and things become even more complicated. And, if you choose to enforce that child support order, there’s a natural fear that the already strained relationship will be ruined. What should you a mother do in this [...]

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What Does Discovery Entail In Divorce or Custody Proceeding in Texas?

By |2020-09-25T14:56:55+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

Chances are that if you are reading this blog, you are already involved in a family court matter in Texas or considering whether to be involved in a family court matter in Texas. Divorce and/or child custody disputes in the Lone Star State have many different stages. Though all stages of family court are important, the [...]

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What Happens When the Other Parent Stops Paying Child Support?

By |2020-07-25T15:37:47+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Child Support|

When the non-custodial parent fails to meet their child support obligationthe custodial parent has options to enforce the obligation.  In this article we will address some basic steps that can be taken and your rights. Communicate with Your Ex First, try to open communication with your ex. Maybe something beyond their control caused the payment not [...]

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What Is an Agreed Divorce in Texas and Is It Right for Me?

By |2020-09-25T14:57:04+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Divorce|

Divorce – it’s never a welcome word, but sometimes it is unavoidable. If, despite your best efforts and those of your spouse, you still just can’t make things work, it may be wise to dissolve your marriage. If you and your spouse are able to agree on everything, this is what’s called an agreed divorce, or [...]

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How Is Property Divided in a Texas Divorce?

By |2020-09-25T14:57:04+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Divorce|

You and your spouse have spent years building a life together, but things are just not working out. Despite your best efforts, you’re drifting apart. Maybe there are other problems driving a wedge between the two of you. Whatever the case, divorce is now a certainty, and you’ve got a lot of questions. One that you’ll [...]

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5 Considerations with Child Custody in a Texas Divorce

By |2020-05-20T17:36:29+00:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Divorce|

Divorce is rarely a simple, easy process. Having children involved adds complications to the process. Custody is often one of the most hotly contested elements, and if you’re about to go through a divorce or it is on the horizon, you’ll need to know a few things about what to expect when it comes to child [...]

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4 Things You May Not Know about Divorce in Texas

By |2020-07-25T15:36:14+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Divorce|

Divorce was once relatively uncommon because it was rarely granted except on exceptional grounds. There was also a social stigma associated with it. Today, things have changed dramatically. Divorce has become much more widely accepted and easier to file for, as well. However, there are a few things that many Texas residents may not know about [...]

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Texas Divorce FAQs: What All Divorcing Couples Should Know

By |2020-09-25T14:57:05+00:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Divorce|

Divorce is rarely a simple thing. This is particularly true if you and your spouse are unable to agree on even basic things, like property division or child custody. They can become bitter, drawn-out legal battles that leave scars on both sides. Just navigating the divorce process in Texas can be challenging, and having some basic [...]

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What Is an Agreed Divorce and Is It Right for Your Situation?

By |2020-09-01T13:39:07+00:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Divorce|

Divorce is never a simple thing, but some situations can be less complicated and rancorous than others. If you and your soon to be ex can come to terms on your own and can be amicable throughout the process, an agreed divorce might be the best option for you. What’s an Agreed Divorce? You might be [...]

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Can My Child Choose the Parent She Wants to Live with in a Divorce?

By |2020-05-20T17:46:27+00:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Divorce can be tough. Child custody battles in particular can be drawn out, bitter, and damaging. Both parents can suffer, and it is especially hard on a child involved in the process. The goal of child support, visitation, and custody agreements are to help provide the best environment for your child, and their wishes do count [...]

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What You Need to Know about Spousal Support in Texas

By |2020-09-25T14:57:05+00:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

While it is becoming rarer with time, Texas does provide for spousal support after a divorce. This has important ramifications for both parties in the divorce and should be understood before going to court. In this brief guide, we’ll outline some of the most important things you should know.   What Is Spousal Support? Is It [...]

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How Do I Get Visitation Rights to My Child in Texas?

By |2020-05-20T17:55:11+00:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Divorce is never a simple process, particularly when there is a child or multiple children involved. Both parents want to spare their children the pain and upset involved in a divorce and a prolonged, bitter custody battle, but sometimes there is no other path.   Even once custody has been set, it can be challenging for [...]

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The Texas Child Custody Interview: What to Know about the Process

By |2020-05-20T17:43:42+00:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you and your spouse have divorced and have a child, he or she can make their preference for custodial parent known. Beginning at age 12, your child has the right to request an interview with a judge to determine if a change in custody is warranted. Prior to 2009, this process began with an affidavit [...]

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What You Need to Know about Co-Parenting with an Unreasonable Ex

By |2020-09-25T14:57:05+00:00June 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

There is nothing simple about divorce, particularly when there is a child involved. It is one of the single most stressful events in your life. Once the divorce is over, you hope that you can put it all behind you. You breathe a deep sigh of relief, steel your reserve, and begin venturing out into your [...]

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What You Need to Do to Prepare for a Social Study Evaluation

By |2020-09-25T14:57:18+00:00June 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Divorce is rarely a clear-cut, simple matter, particularly when children are involved. Many Texas couples face the prospect of contested child custody and even access to children in some cases. In these instances, a court will order what is called a social study evaluation to be completed. For instance, you and your spouse have decided a [...]

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What to Do If You Suspect You Are the Victim of Parental Alienation

By |2020-05-20T17:48:42+00:00June 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Divorce is difficult, stressful, and frustrating on its own. Toss children into the mix and things become exponentially more challenging and there are even more potential problems that can rear their heads. One of those is parental alienation – it’s a terrible situation that drives a wedge between a parent and their child, and even between [...]

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How Are Out of State DWI Convictions Used?

By |2019-11-16T22:19:44+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the state of Texas, the legal system uses “enhancements” for multiple convictions of certain types of crimes, including DWI. This means that if someone has a second DWI offense in Texas, it is considered a class A misdemeanor rather than at class B, which is the charge for a first offense. With additional arrests for [...]

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Franks Motion: What Is It and How Could It Apply to a Case

By |2019-11-16T22:19:44+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

If a defendant and his or her attorney believe that some of the evidence being used against them has been obtained illegally because the police lied to get a search warrant, they will file a Franks motion. This is a request to the courts for a Franks hearing. During the hearing, the courts will try to [...]

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