Does Shared Parenting Require an Amicable Relationship?

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Joint custody is easy to imagine where the parents get along even after splitting up.  What about the significant number of cases where the parents don’t like each other?  How can they work together in a shared custody arrangement?Texas law provides a presumption that parents should be in a joint custody relationship, although that does not mean 50-50 time sharing …

Can Collaborative Law Work for a Custody Case?

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There is a common misconception that Collaborative Law will only work, or will work best, when the parties start out in “near agreement” with each other.  In other words, it works if the parties are very agreeable people and are close to a settlement.  Actually, Collaborative Law works well for major disputes, including alimony, property division and special needs, as …

Making Child Custody Decisions

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Divorce can be very difficult emotionally. Powerful feelings can get stirred up when discussing custody arrangements or a change in custody. Getting into a custody fight can be one of the most expensive, emotionally draining and destructive things someone can do. That’s true whether it is an initial custody determination or a subsequent modification or change of custody. A custody …