What is community property and separate property?

Characterizing property as “community” or “separate” can be one of the most critical aspects of the divorce process. Texas law defines separate property as property that was acquired before marriage,Continue reading “What is community property and separate property?”

What does “managing conservator” or “possessory conservator” mean?

Texas uses the term “conservator” to broadly include anyone with a court-ordered relationship with a child. You may hear the term “joint managing conservator”, “sole managing conservator”, “possessory conservator”, orContinue reading “What does “managing conservator” or “possessory conservator” mean?”

Can Relatives or Foster Parents Intervene in a CPS case?

Intervening in CPS lawsuits is complicated. There are many scenarios and situations in which a relative or a foster parent may intervene in a CPS lawsuit—regardless of whether or notContinue reading “Can Relatives or Foster Parents Intervene in a CPS case?”

How do I get documents or other evidence from the other party?

Discovery is the formal process by which documents or other evidence can be obtained from the other party in a lawsuit. The most common forms of discovery are: Interrogatories –Continue reading “How do I get documents or other evidence from the other party?”

If I adopt the child, can the parents ever get the child back?

No, the previous parents cannot get a child back after an adoption is complete. Adoption is a legal process by which the parent-child relationship is permanently formed. Before a childContinue reading “If I adopt the child, can the parents ever get the child back?”

What is the Standard Possession Order?

The Standard Possession Order “SPO” is outlined in the Texas Family Code as the terms of possession and access between conservators and their children that are presumed to be inContinue reading “What is the Standard Possession Order?”

What does “best interest” of a child mean?

If you are going through a divorce or custody dispute in Texas, you will hear the term “best interest”. These two words have a lot of meaning. The Texas FamilyContinue reading “What does “best interest” of a child mean?”