Can I demand a jury trial on a suit involving a child?

The right to a jury trial is not without limitations. The Texas Family Code provides limited circumstances in which a child custody battle can be decided by a jury. InContinue reading “Can I demand a jury trial on a suit involving a child?”

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?”

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?”

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?”

Will I have to pay child support, and how much?

In Texas, one parent typically is the “primary” caregiver, and the other parent is the secondary, or non-possessory parent. This is true even though both parents usually have the titleContinue reading “Will I have to pay child support, and how much?”