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Can you relearn how to communicate with your ex?

When the relief of finally being separated from your ex and on the road to divorce has begun to settle in, you may breathe a sigh of relief at the thought that you will not need to communicate much more. However, if the two of you have shared children together in Texas, it might be worth your while to reassess your initial thoughts. 

Do I need a guardianship for a mentally ill relative?

There are guardians of the person and guardians of the estate.  Both guardianships are legally complicated, time consuming, and potentially expensive. This blog discusses guardianship of the person.  

How can you make visitation go more smoothly?

For both children and parents, visitation is crucial to preserving a sense of connectedness both during and after divorce. However, for many Texas divorcees, it can take some time to get to the point where visitation is actually effective. In the immediate aftermath of divorce, visitation is a frequent source of conflict in which parents focus more on punishing each other than they do on the well-being of their children. If you and your spouse have recently parted ways, and if you want visitation to work, there are certain steps you can take to make visitation successful for everyone.

How your child's situation plays into the custody arrangement

Arranging a child custody agreement may quite possibly be the most challenging part of finalizing your divorce in Texas. Often, you may find that you are at odds when it comes to agreeing with your ex about who should assume the primary care of the children you share together. At W. Tyler Moore, PC, we understand the challenges that divorcees face in planning their future. 

Arranging child custody requires preparation

When people are divorcing in Texas, but have had children with their ex, they will need to reach some agreement on who will care for the children and at what times. Decisions regarding holidays, travel and parental roles will need to be discussed to a point to create an agreement that will provide clarification for the parents and stability for the children. 

What happens when one parent lies during custody proceedings?

Texas child custody proceedings are some of the most hotly contested and emotionally trying aspects of divorce. As a result, it is not too surprising when one parent fails to play by the rules and fudges the truth a bit. A parent may do this to gain more custody or maintain the custodial rights he or she already possesses. Though untruths may come from a place of love and caring for the child, lying under oath is illegal and can result in disastrous consequences for the dishonest parent. If you are in the midst of a child custody battle, and if your child's other parent has lied during the proceedings, FindLaw urges you to bring the untruths to light before the judge finalizes custody documents.

How can I create a parenting schedule?

Co-parenting in Texas is no easy feat for divorced couples. While you naturally want what’s best for your kids, you and your ex may be at odds when it comes to things like scheduling or making decisions about healthcare and academics. To help your co-parenting efforts and reduce stress between you and your former spouse, Very Well Family offers the following insight.

What if your ex-spouse wants to move away?

Maintaining a constant presence in your kids' lives becomes more difficult when you and your spouse choose to divorce. The increased space placed between you and them makes being their whenever they need parental guidance almost impossible (even in situations where you and your ex-spouse are joint managing conservators). The thought of your ex-spouse leaving Houston altogether may seem downright terrifying. This may prompt you to wonder what recourse you may have should your ex-spouse choose to relocate with the kids. 

2 people injured in apparent dispute over child custody

When two parents are divorcing each other in Texas, often one of the most difficult challenges they will face is deciding on a shared custody agreement that will best benefit them and their children. In many situations, parents are unable to make these decisions amicably and courts have to get involved to expedite the decision-making process. While many cases eventually reach a solution that benefits all parties, there are unfortunate incidents when certain people go to extreme measures to get what they want, but it is often at the expense of the wellbeing of themselves or their children and other family members. 

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