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When Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live with in Texas

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.

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How to Build a Shared Custody Schedule for
Co-Parenting after a Divorce

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.

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How Joint Custody Schedules Work

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.

3 Basic Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

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.