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When can a parent gain sole custody in Texas?

Following a divorce or non-marital split in Texas, courts generally prefer to award joint custody between parents. This is known as "joint managing conservatorship." This arrangement allows both parents a share in the responsibilities and rights over their child, although the division of duties may not be completely equal.

3 tips to help you co-parent after your divorce

Divorce is not the end of family. Rather it is the beginning of a new type of parenting. This means that while you and your spouse will no longer be a legally married couple, both you and your spouse should continue to play active roles in your child or children's lives.

What Is Parental Alienation? And Why Is the Idea So Controversial?

An especially controversial topic in family law today is parental alienation, which psychiatrists say can happen when one parent intentionally tries to poison the relationship between the child and the other parent.

When Is It Possible to Modify a Child Custody Order in Texas?

Court-ordered child custody arrangements are supposed to remain in effect until the child becomes a legal adult. However, under certain circumstances, child custody orders can be modified, although no such request is automatically approved.

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