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Texas Divorce and Prenuptial Agreement

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Archive for the 'Child Custody' Category

No Paternity Acknowledgement, No Legal Father

With Father’s Day this past Sunday, we will be taking a look at the family law issues that impact fathers this week. Today we start at the beginning – paternity. Paternity is an extremely important matter that new mothers and fathers need to take care of as soon as possible after the birth of their…
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How Can I Respond to Action by Child Protective Services?

Texas Child Protective Services (“CPS”) can take custody of your child through an emergency order or through a court order, but even in the event of an emergency, CPS can only take custody for a day or a weekend. CPS must eventually go before a Texas judge, meaning that you will have the right to…
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Child Protective Services Central Registry Casts a Wide Net

Monday’s post discussed aggressive actions taken by Texas Child Protective Services (“CPS”) that resulted in a judge’s sanctioning the agency. Today we discuss another problem that often arises in dealing with CPS in Texas – its central registry that operates outside of the law. The Texas CPS central registry is a list of some 500,000…
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Texas Child Protective Services Fined $32,000

Throughout the country, Child Protective Services (“CPS”) are responsible for investigating reports of child abuse and neglect. CPS moves children from abusive situations by placing them in foster care or with adoptive families. It goes without saying that CPS does a lot of great work in helping children get away from terrible situations. CPS does…
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Traveling Across State or Country Lines With Your Child

Divorced parents who take their children across state lines or country borders need to tread carefully. States and countries are increasingly on the alert for cases of parental kidnapping. In the US, law enforcement authorities estimate that more than 200,000 domestic cases of parental kidnapping occur a year. International parental kidnappings concerning Americans typically number…
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