When summer is just around the corner, many divorced parents are looking forward to summer plans with their children. However, summer visitation schedules can be confusing due to the unique regulations included in the Texas Family Code. Here are a few key guidelines to keep in mind as you formulate your summer possession schedule.
Custody in Texas is referred to as a conservatorship. Most parents are joint managing conservators. The conservators are endowed with rights and duties.
There are many urban myths in family law, and whether a child can choose which parent to live with is one of the most persistent matters in a divorce. A child’s best interests are the primary focus of Texas family law and do not specify a specific age for a child’s right to choose. As a result, it is not accurate to say that when a child reaches 12 years old they will have the right to choose which parent to live with. Texas family code accounts for a child’s opinion no matter the age.
Recently divorced parents face the challenge of adjusting their schedules for their children. There’s doctor appointments, sports practices, school, and the time you get to bond with your child — parenting time that now needs to be divided up. If both parents agree that co-parenting their children is the most important thing to their family, building a custody schedule by week, month, or year is doable.
Divorce is difficult, but it can be especially trying when children are involved. In addition to the challenging task of explaining divorce to your children, you must also figure out a custody arrangement. In many circumstances, setting up a joint custody schedule may be appropriate for those getting a divorce in Austin.
The holiday season is a notoriously stressful time for many people, and for those with shared custody of their children, it can present some complex challenges.
However, with a little planning and a dash of preparation, there’s no reason why your child’s festive celebrations won’t be as enjoyable as anyone else’s.
When divorced parents come to live in different residences, only one parent can claim a child as a dependent. The IRS provides information about this matter in Publication 504, which covers divorced and separated individuals. You and your former spouse should talk about these things as they affect the issue at hand, specifically well before tax season.
A study found that moms in 1965 played with and taught their children for 36 minutes each day, and in 1998 moms were playing with and teaching their children for nearly 130 minutes each day.
Given the difficulties of balancing work and family life, are today’s parents getting enough alone time?
With the holiday season now underway, parents across Texas have begun planning a warm and cheery time for their children — a time to make happy memories that kids can reflect upon for years to come. That said, the holidays can also be stressful, perhaps especially if you and your co-parent are divorced or separated.
At the Vaught Law Firm, we understand the time-sharing challenges parents face during the holidays, and we’d like to discuss some child-centered tips for reducing your stress and ensuring that your kids have a warm and merry experience.
Texas laws on child custody make it very clear that when dealing with a child custody dispute, courts are primarily concerned with the best interests of the child. The laws are equally as clear in the belief that maintaining the relationship between the child and both parents should be the goal of child custody orders handed down by courts in the state.