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Will a Notarized Custody Agreement Hold Up in a Texas Court?

By |Categories: Child Custody|

Child custody is a pivotal issue for parents navigating separations or divorces. Amidst this, parents often wonder about the legal weight of notarized custody agreements. In Texas, family law has specific provisions concerning child custody [...]

Can You Lose Custody for Not Co-Parenting? Understanding the Legal Implications

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

Co-parenting is a critical aspect of raising children after a divorce or separation. While it may be challenging to maintain a harmonious relationship with your ex-spouse, the courts often emphasize the importance of both parents [...]

Can a Parent Deny a Grandparent Visitation in Texas?

By |Categories: Child Custody, Grandparents Rights|

In Texas, family matters often involve complex emotions, relationships, and legal guidelines. One of the recurring questions that arise is, "Can a parent deny a grandparent visitation in Texas?" In this blog post, we'll delve [...]

Texas Child Support Laws Changing Effective September 1, 2023

By |Categories: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce|

Senate Bill 869, endorsed by the Texas Legislature and Governor Greg Abbott, introduces specific amendments to the Texas Family Code (TFC) aimed at improving the child support collection process in Texas. This update, proposed by [...]

Understanding the Role and Disclosure Rules of Expert Witnesses in Your Texas Divorce or Custody Case

By |Categories: Divorce|

3D illustration of "EXPERT WITNESS" title on legal document If you are facing a divorce or child custody case in Texas, you might hear about expert witnesses. Expert witnesses are professionals who offer [...]

Business Valuations in a Texas Divorce: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division|

  Divorce is a complex process, and when a business is involved, it can become even more complicated. In Texas, understanding how business valuations work in a divorce is crucial for both parties. This blog [...]

When Can a Grandparent, Relative, or Non-Relative Seek Custody of a Child in Texas?

By |Categories: Child Custody|

  Here at The Blacknall Firm, we understand that family matters can get complicated. There might be times when a grandparent, relative, or non-relative needs to seek custody of a child. Texas Family Code 102.003 [...]

How Does Spousal Maintenance Work in Texas After a 10-Year Marriage?

By |Categories: Divorce, Spousal Support|

Navigating the intricacies of spousal maintenance, also known as spousal support or alimony, can be challenging. This post will guide you through the specifics of spousal maintenance in Texas, focusing on situations involving marriages that [...]

Personal Injury Recovery in Divorce: Is It Community or Separate Property in Texas?

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

Divorce can be a challenging and complex process, especially when it comes to the division of assets. In Texas, determining whether a personal injury recovery is considered community or separate property is an important aspect [...]

Enforcing Child Support: A Guide to Child Support Liens and QDROs

By |Categories: Child Support|

At The Blacknall Firm, we understand the significance of enforcing child support payments for the welfare of children. Our expertise in family law, particularly in matters relating to child support liens and Qualified Domestic Relations [...]

Navigating the Financial Landscape of Divorce in Texas: Strategies for Success and Empowerment

By |Categories: Divorce, Mindset, Pre-Divorce Advice|

  Money plays a crucial role in every divorce case in Texas. It involves various aspects such as identifying and dividing assets, dealing with debts, and planning for your financial future. This process can be [...]

Texas Appeals Court Affirms Discretionary Power of Trial Courts in Geographic Restrictions for Children’s Residence

By |Categories: Child Custody|

  In a recent decision, the Texas Appeals Court supported the authority of trial courts in determining where children in custody cases can live. This ruling emphasizes the role of trial courts in making decisions [...]

Selling Your House in a Texas Divorce: Key Considerations

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

At The Blacknall Firm, we understand the complexities and challenges that come with selling a house during a divorce in Texas. Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time, and dealing with the intricacies of [...]

Standing Up for Your Rights as a Parent: A Comprehensive Guide to Filing a Motion to Enforce a Custody Order

By |Categories: Child Custody|

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on filing a motion to enforce a custody order, where we will provide you with detailed insights and step-by-step instructions to help you navigate this important legal process. As dedicated [...]

Protecting Native American Children: Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act

By |Categories: Child Custody|

When it comes to foster care, termination of parental rights, and adoption, Native American children are protected by a vital federal law called the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). In this  blog post, we will [...]

Grandparent Visitation Rights in Texas: Navigating the Complex Legal Landscape

By |Categories: Child Custody|

  Grandparents play a crucial role in the lives of their grandchildren. However, when relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren become strained, grandparents may find themselves seeking court-ordered visitation rights. The good news is that [...]

Understanding Prenuptial Agreements under Texas Law

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

At The Blacknall Firm, we believe that prenuptial agreements can be a valuable tool for couples who want to protect their assets, clarify their financial rights and obligations, and plan for the future. In this [...]

From Here to There: A Guide to Modifying Child Custody Orders for Relocation

By |Categories: Child Custody|

When parents divorce or separate, one of the most contentious issues is determining child custody. Custody orders are put in place to ensure that the best interests of the child are always considered, and this [...]

How to Modify or Update a Premarital Agreement in Texas

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

  A premarital agreement is a legal document that outlines how a couple's assets and debts will be divided in the event of a divorce or the death of one spouse. However, circumstances can change [...]

Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Postnuptial Agreement

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

  Postnuptial agreements are legal contracts signed by married couples that outline their rights and responsibilities regarding property, assets, and debt in the event of a separation or divorce. These agreements can be a valuable [...]

Enforcing a Premarital Agreement in Texas: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

  Premarital agreements are designed to provide certainty and clarity in the event of a divorce. However, like any legal agreement, a premarital agreement can be challenged under certain circumstances. In this post, we'll explore [...]

Common Misconceptions About Premarital Agreements in Texas

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

Premarital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements, are a common tool used by couples in Texas to protect their assets in the event of a divorce. However, there are many misconceptions about premarital agreements that [...]

How to Create a Valid Premarital Agreement in Texas

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

When planning to get married, a premarital agreement can be an essential tool for protecting your assets and planning for your future. However, creating a valid premarital agreement in Texas can be a complex process [...]

Understanding Premarital Agreements in Texas: A Comprehensive Guide

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

Premarital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements or prenups, are legal contracts entered into by couples before marriage. These agreements outline the rights and obligations of each spouse in the event of divorce or death. [...]

Texas Family Code 3.001: An Overview of Property Rights in a Divorce

By |Categories: Divorce|

If you're going through a divorce in Texas, it's important to understand the laws surrounding property division and how they may impact your situation. When couples decide to get divorced, they must divide their property [...]

Commingling Separate and Community Property: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

  When couples get married, they usually pool their resources together and start accumulating property. In Texas, all property acquired during the marriage is considered community property, which means that it is owned equally by [...]

How to Protect Your Separate Property During a Divorce in Texas

By |Categories: Uncategorized|

  Divorce is never an easy process, and one of the most significant challenges is dividing assets between spouses. In Texas, property division is governed by the community property law, which can create confusion and [...]

Divorce & Separate Property: How it’s Treated?

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

When it comes to divorce proceedings in Texas, one of the most important considerations is the division of property. Under Texas law, all property owned by either spouse is presumed to be community property unless [...]

Property Division in Divorce: What is a “Just and Right” Division?

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

  Divorce can be a challenging and emotional process, especially when it comes to dividing property acquired during the marriage. In Texas, the law requires that property be divided in a way that is "just [...]

How to Seek Enforcement of Temporary and Final Court Orders in Texas Family Court

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

In the state of Texas, the legal system grants courts the power to issue both temporary and final orders in cases related to family law. These orders, which are legally binding, address various matters including [...]

Navigating the Motion for Enforcement Process: A Guide for Custodial Parents in Texas”?

By |Categories: Child Custody|

As a custodial parent, you may face challenges when it comes to enforcing a court order related to child support or possession and access to your child. Sometimes, non-custodial parents may fail to comply with [...]

Uncovering Hidden Income: How an Attorney Can Calculate Child Support for Under-the-Table Workers

By |Categories: Child Support|

Child support is a critical financial obligation that non-custodial parents must fulfill to ensure their children's well-being. However, calculating child support when the non-custodial parent is working under the table can be challenging. In such [...]

Understanding the Services Offered by the Texas Office of Attorney General for Child Support Cases

By |Categories: Child Support|

As a parent seeking child support in Texas, it's important to understand the services offered by the Texas Office of Attorney General (OAG) and what they will not do. The OAG provides various services to [...]

Understanding the Impact of Temporary Orders in Family Law Cases

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

As a family law attorney in Texas, I often receive questions from clients regarding the role of temporary orders in determining the final outcome of their case. Temporary orders are an essential part of any [...]

Mortgage Payments During Divorce in Texas: Can They Be Credited as Alimony or Child Support?

By |Categories: Divorce, Spousal Support|

Going through a divorce can be emotionally and financially draining, and one of the biggest concerns is often how financial support will be handled. For Texas couples going through a divorce, an important question that [...]

Unlocking the Secrets of Premarital Agreements: Tips for Ensuring Enforceability

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

Premarital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements or prenups, are contracts entered into by couples before they get married. These agreements can cover a wide range of issues, including the division of property and assets, [...]

What Happens if a Parent Does Not Follow a Court Order in Texas?

By |Categories: Uncategorized|

As a Collin County family lawyer, I frequently work with parents who are struggling to navigate difficult co-parenting situations. One common issue that arises is when one parent is violating a court order, such as [...]

The Importance of Knowing the Names and Locations of Friends and Family Members for Unmarried Parents

By |Categories: Child Custody|

As an unmarried parent, you face unique challenges when it comes to establishing custody and protecting your rights as a parent. This can be especially true if you and your partner are no longer in [...]

The Limits of Modifying Texas Property Division Orders

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division, Modification|

Divorce can be a complicated and emotionally charged process, especially when it comes to dividing property. In Texas, property division is governed by a set of rules and guidelines that can be difficult to understand [...]

When Can You Modify a Custody Order in Texas?| Key Factors Explained

By |Categories: Child Custody, Modification|

If you have a custody order in Texas, you may wonder if and when you can modify it. Maybe your ex-spouse is no longer complying with the agreement, or maybe you have concerns about your [...]

Child Custody Modification in Texas: Legal Requirements, Best Practices, and Real-Life Examples

By |Categories: Modification|

Child custody modification is a crucial issue for parents who are going through a divorce or separation in Texas. Whether you're seeking to modify an existing custody arrangement or fighting for a new one, it's [...]

Keeping Kids Close: Understanding When a Texas Jury Can Impose a Geographic Restriction in Custody Battles

By |Categories: Child Custody, Modification|

As a Dallas family lawyer, I have represented many clients in child custody cases. One issue that often arises in these cases is whether a geographic restriction should be imposed on the custodial parent. In [...]

Texas Court Grants Custody to Father After Mother Seeks Modification

By |Categories: Modification|

In a recent development in Texas family law, a father was granted custody of his children after the mother sought a modification. The case has garnered attention due to the unique circumstances and the ruling's [...]

Texas Custody Orders: Understanding the Option for Unequal Possession Among Joint Managing Conservators

By |Categories: Modification|

As legal professionals, we understand the intricacies involved in joint managing conservatorship and the nuances of custody orders. In Texas, it is common for joint managing conservators to assume equal possession of the child, but [...]

Custody Modification Following Alleged Assault and Abuse in Texas: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Modification|

In this article, we will explore the topic of custody modification following alleged assault and abuse between the parents, and provide you with a detailed overview of the relevant legal process, factors that are considered [...]

Texas Custody Modification: Navigating the Complex Process and Factors Considered by the Courts

By |Categories: Modification|

Custody battles can be challenging and emotionally draining. Often, parents find themselves back in court after a custody order has been established. This can be due to a variety of reasons, such as a change [...]

Modifying a Texas Custody and Visitation Order When One Parent Wants to Move to Another State for a Better Job

By |Categories: Modification|

As a Dallas family lawyer, I have helped many clients navigate the process of modifying a custody and visitation order in Texas. One of the most common reasons for seeking a modification is when one [...]

Modifying a Custody and Visitation Order After One Parent Moves to Texas

By |Categories: Modification|

As a Dallas family lawyer, I often hear from parents who are facing difficult family law issues after a move. One common situation is when both parents were living in one state, and then one [...]

Understanding Multiple Households in Texas Child Support Calculations

By |Categories: Modification|

As a Dallas family lawyer, I have come across many cases where parents need to split up their children. While siblings are often kept together, sometimes it's in the children's best interest to live separately. [...]

Navigating a Mediated Settlement Agreement When an Attorney Fails to Sign: A Guide for Divorcing Couples

By |Categories: Divorce|

In any divorce case, the parties may choose to resolve their disputes through a settlement agreement. However, it is not uncommon for one party to revoke their consent to the agreement after the mediation process, [...]

Mediated Settlement Agreements: The Importance of Clarity and Specificity

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

What is a Mediated Settlement Agreement? In a divorce case, couples often use Mediated Settlement Agreements (MSAs) to formalize their agreement about the division of property, child custody, and other issues. MSAs are legal documents [...]

Separate vs. Community Property: Navigating Disputes and Premarital Agreements in Texas Divorce

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

  As a Dallas divorce attorney, I understand that protecting assets is a top priority for many clients. In Texas, community property laws can make asset division during a divorce complicated. In this blog post, [...]

The Importance of Partition and Exchange Agreements in Divorce

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, but having a clear understanding of the terms of the partition and exchange agreements and how to handle disputes can make the process smoother. In this blog [...]

Safeguarding Your Finances: How Premarital Agreements Can Protect Against Debt

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division, Premarital Agreements|

  When getting married, couples often consider how their assets and liabilities will be impacted. For some, one spouse may have outstanding debt, and they want to protect the other spouse from being held responsible. [...]

Managing High Tension/High Conflict Drop-Offs & Pick Ups in a Texas Divorce or Custody Case

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

As a Dallas family lawyer, I have seen my fair share of high tension and high conflict drop-off and pick-up situations in divorce and custody cases. These situations can be emotionally charged and stressful for [...]

State Governmental Retirement Plans and Divorce: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division|

As a divorce attorney in Dallas, I've seen many questions arise when it comes to state governmental retirement plans and divorce. In this blog post, I'll answer some of the most common questions to help [...]

Divorce and Federal Retirement Plans: What Non-Employee Spouses Need to Know

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division|

As a divorce attorney at the Blacknall Firm, I understand that divorce can be a difficult and confusing process. It's especially complicated when there are government benefits and retirement plans involved. If you're a non-employee [...]

Managing 529 College Savings Plans in Texas Divorce

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

As a divorce attorney in Texas, I've observed that one area which often requires careful consideration is a family's 529 college savings plan. Under Texas' "community property" system, all assets acquired during the marriage belong [...]

Modifying a Custody and Visitation Order in the Face of Abuse: What Parents Need to Know

By |Categories: Child Custody|

As a Dallas family lawyer, I have seen my fair share of cases where a step-parent's abusive behavior has led to a need for a modification of a custody and visitation order. Whether you are [...]

Untangling the Fiduciary Duty and Reimbursement Issues in Texas Community Property Divorces

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

As a divorce attorney in Dallas, I have seen many cases where the division of community property can become a contentious issue. This is especially true when one spouse has controlled the finances during the [...]

Navigating Parenting After Separation: Co-Parenting vs. Parallel Parenting

By |Categories: Child Custody|

As a Dallas family lawyer at the Blacknall Firm, I often work with parents who are separated or divorced and are looking for guidance on how to best raise their children. Two approaches that I [...]

The Role of Mediation in Resolving Disputes Over Child Custody and Visitation

By |Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

As a family lawyer, I often see the immense pain and heartache that can result from disputes over child custody and visitation. These disputes can be incredibly complex and emotionally charged, which is why it [...]

The Consequences of Violating a Child Custody Order in Texas

By |Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

As a family lawyer practicing in Texas, I often see parents who have violated a child custody order. This can lead to serious consequences, including modification of the order. In this post, I will explain [...]

Strategies for Ensuring Compliance with a Child Custody or Visitation Order

By |Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

As a family lawyer in Dallas, I often see clients struggle with enforcing child custody and visitation orders. These orders are put in place to ensure the best interests of the child are met, but [...]

Understanding the Legal Process for Enforcing a Child Custody or Visitation Order

By |Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

As a Dallas family lawyer, I understand that one of the biggest concerns for parents who have gone through a divorce or separation is ensuring that the child custody or visitation order is followed. When [...]

The Importance of Having a Clear and Enforceable Child Custody and Visitation Order

By |Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

Child custody battles can be emotionally draining experiences for families. Having a well-drafted child custody and visitation order provides stability and peace of mind for both parents and children. What is a Child Custody and [...]

Understanding Stock Division in Texas Divorces

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

Dividing stock options and RSUs in a divorce can be a complex and sensitive matter. We understand that it can be overwhelming to navigate the legal and financial implications of dividing these assets, especially during [...]

Navigating the Home Sale Maze: 8 Essential things to Consider for Divorcing Homeowners

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division|

Selling a marital home during a divorce can be a complex process, but with the right preparation, you can make it a smooth and fair process for both parties. As a divorce attorney at The [...]

Navigating Debt Division in Texas Divorces: The Community Property Approach

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division|

When a couple in Texas decides to divorce, they face several challenges, including dividing their assets and debts. The process of dividing debts in a Texas divorce is not straightforward and requires a clear understanding [...]

The Importance of Accurate Property Valuation in Divorce Proceedings

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division|

Dividing property and assets during a divorce can be a complicated process, especially in Texas where the law is different from other states. As a divorce attorney in Dallas, I understand the importance of proper [...]

Protecting Your Financial Future During Divorce: What To Do If You Suspect Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division|

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and emotional process. It's important to make sure that your financial future is protected during this time, especially if you suspect your spouse may be hiding assets. [...]

What Happens to Assets Acquired During Divorce Proceedings in Texas: Exploring the Just and Right Division

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division|

When it comes to divorce proceedings in Texas, it's important to understand the state's laws and regulations regarding property division. Unlike some other states, Texas does not use the principle of "equitable distribution" to divide [...]

Understanding Marital Debts and Business Ownership in Texas Divorces

By |Categories: Divorce Property Division|

A 3D blue gray background filled with the word "DEBT" repeated many times a different depths. As a family lawyer in Dallas, I often receive inquiries from couples undergoing divorce in Texas regarding [...]

How to divide stock options and RSUs in a divorce?

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

In divorce cases where one spouse works for a large company, stock options and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are common assets that must be divided. However, separating these complex assets can be challenging as they [...]

Understanding International Jurisdiction in Texas Child Custody Cases

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

Navigating the complexities of child custody cases can be challenging, especially when these cases cross international borders. As experienced divorce attorneys based in Dallas, we at The Blacknall Firm are well-versed in these matters and [...]

Understanding Postnuptial Agreements in Texas

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

  Postnuptial agreements are legal contracts signed by married couples that outline their rights and responsibilities regarding property, assets, and debt in the event of a separation or divorce. These agreements can be especially useful [...]

What is a Temporary Restraining Order in a Child Custody Case in Texas?

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

As a Dallas divorce and child custody attorney, I often get asked about Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) and when they are appropriate in a custody case. What is a TRO? A TRO is a court [...]

Navigating the Complexities of Property Division: How Forensic Accountants Can Help in Your Divorce

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

One of the most challenging aspects of divorce is determining "who gets what" when it comes to dividing assets and property. In order to make this process as efficient and fair as possible, when necessary [...]

Simplify Co-Parenting with Our Family Wizard: A Review of Features and Benefits

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

What is Our Family Wizard? Our Family Wizard is a web-based tool designed to help divorced or separated parents communicate and manage co-parenting tasks more efficiently. It offers a variety of features, including a calendar [...]

Standing up for your rights as a parent: How to file a motion to enforce a custody order

By |Categories: Child Custody|

As an experienced divorce and child custody attorney in Texas, I often encounter situations where one parent is not adhering to the terms of a custody order. When this happens, it is necessary to take [...]

Defined Benefit Plans vs. Defined Contribution Plans: Understanding the Differences

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

As a Texas divorce and child custody lawyer, I often come across clients who are concerned about the division of their retirement accounts during the divorce process. It is important to understand the difference between [...]

8 Grounds for Annulment in Texas: Are You Eligible for a Marriage Do-Over?

By |Categories: Divorce|

Annulment is a legal process that declares a marriage null and void, as if it never existed. In Texas, there are specific grounds for annulment outlined in the Texas Family Code. These grounds range from [...]

Sleeping Arrangements for Children in Texas: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Child Custody|

As a parent or legal guardian in Texas, you have the responsibility to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your children. This includes ensuring that they have a safe and comfortable place to sleep [...]

Can the Child’s Residence be Changed During the Temporary Orders Hearing for a Modification?

By |Categories: Child Custody|

If you are involved in a modification case regarding the primary residence of your child, you may wonder if the child's residence can be changed during the temporary orders hearing. The answer is yes, but [...]

Joint Managing Conservators in Texas Divorce: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

As a Dallas divorce and child custody attorney at The Blacknall Firm, I often work with clients who are navigating the complexities of Texas divorce proceedings and child custody arrangements. In this blog post, I [...]

Seeking Reimbursement in a Texas Divorce: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

As a Texas divorce lawyer, I often get asked about the concept of reimbursement in a divorce. In this blog post, I will explain what reimbursement is, when it is applicable in a divorce, and [...]

Gifts and Separate Property in Texas Divorce: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Divorce, Divorce Property Division|

  When going through a divorce in Texas, understanding how gifts and separate property are treated is crucial. In this article, we explore the intricacies of gifts and separate property in Texas divorce cases, providing [...]

Understanding Geographic Restrictions in Texas Custody Cases: What You Need to Know

By |Categories: Child Custody|

When parents get divorced in Texas, child custody can become a contentious issue. In some cases, the court may impose a geographic restriction on one or both parents' custody of the child. If you are [...]

Understanding Child Support Laws in Texas: A Guide for Non-Custodial Parents

By |Categories: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce|

Child support is a hot button topic that arises during divorces or separations involving children. While it may not be a perfect system, child support is a necessary part of life when people have children, [...]

What is a temporary order hearing in a Texas divorce?

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

At The Blacknall Firm, we understand that "Temporary Order Hearings in Texas Divorce" can be a confusing and overwhelming process for clients. As experienced family law attorneys in Texas, we have helped numerous clients navigate [...]

Enforcing Court-Ordered Custody and Visitation in Texas

By |Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

As a noncustodial parent, you have rights and responsibilities when it comes to your child's custody and visitation. In Texas, child custody and visitation orders are legally binding, and violating them can have serious consequences. [...]

Visitation Denial: Your Documentation Action Plan

By |Categories: Child Custody, Visitation Enforcement|

  As a non-custodial parent, it is essential to be prepared when faced with denied visitation. Documenting these denials accurately and taking appropriate actions can help protect your parental rights and strengthen future enforcement actions. [...]

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

By |Categories: Child Support|

Understanding Your Legal Obligations As a parent in Texas, you have a legal obligation to financially support your child, regardless of your employment status. If you become unemployed, it is important to understand your options [...]

How To Request Passport From Custodial Parent For Summer Travel?

By |Categories: Child Custody|

Summer travel can be an exciting experience for children and parents alike. However, if you're a non-custodial parent in Texas, you may need to request a passport from the custodial parent to travel internationally with [...]

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

By |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 [...]

The Family Court Discovery Process in Texas: New Rules for Mandatory Initial Disclosures

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

In 2021, the Texas Supreme Court implemented new rules for mandatory initial disclosures in family law cases. These disclosures are designed to provide the parties with basic information about each other's case, including: A list [...]

What Happens When the Other Parent Stops Paying Child Support?

By |Categories: Child Support|

Child support is a critical aspect of divorce and separation cases involving children. It is an essential component that ensures the financial well-being of the child. Texas law mandates that noncustodial parents pay child support [...]

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

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

At The Blacknall Firm, we understand that going through a divorce can be an extremely challenging and emotional time, especially when there are children involved. One of the most common questions we receive from clients [...]

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

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

Co-parenting can be a challenging endeavor, especially when dealing with an ex-partner who may not always be reasonable or cooperative. Whether you've been through a divorce or have never been married, the primary goal remains [...]

What You Need to Do to Prepare for a Social Study Evaluation (Custody Evaluation)

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

Child custody arrangements can be one of the most contentious issues in divorce or suit affecting the parent child relationship proceedings. As a family law attorney in Dallas, I have seen firsthand the impact that [...]

Parental Alienation: Understanding and Overcoming a Devastating Phenomenon

By |Categories: Child Custody, Divorce|

As a Texas divorce and child custody lawyer, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of parental alienation on children and their relationships with their parents. This phenomenon, which occurs when one parent attempts to [...]

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