Will I be able to get custody of my children?

Child Custody

Will I be able to get custody of my children?

In Texas, courts use “conservatorship” language rather than “custody,” In Texas, the term is Joint Managing Conservatorship (commonly called “joint custody.”)

Joint Managing Conservatorship (JMC) means that both parents share the rights and duties of raising the child/children, though not necessarily equal time. Generally, there is a JMC with the right to designate primary residence of the child, and that is where the child will primarily reside.

The non-primary conservator will have a visitation schedule that is in the best interest of the child.

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What are the steps in the divorce process?


What are the steps in the divorce process?

The first step is filing the divorce petition.

The next step, especially if children are involved, is what’s called a temporary orders hearing, which will establish the “ground rules” for temporary conservatorship/visitation/support of the kids and use of property.

Then you will begin moving toward the finalization process. The judge will likely order you to mediation, which is a special meeting with a trained mediator who will attempt to help you and your spouse come to an agreement as to the terms of the divorce.

If you are unable to reach an agreement, then the court will set your case for trial.

After the trial (or, if you reach an agreement after mediation, before trial), the court will sign a final decree of divorce, which will contain provisions for division of property and for conservatorship/visitation/support of the children.

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Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

Prenuptial agreement

Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

The last thing you want to think about prior to getting married is having that marriage come to an end.

However, prenuptual agreements, or “Pre-nups,” are very useful in the event of an eventual split to divide by agreement assets are not readily divisible, such as a large piece of real estate or an interest in a family-owned business.

There is a misconception that these are “only for the rich,” though nowadays people with modest means use them as well to ensure that, should a split occur down the road, it will be less messy.

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Three Experienced Family Attorneys Open Law Firm in Dallas

CitySquare Legal Solutions

The attorneys of CitySquare Legal Solutions.

We are proud to announce the opening of CitySquare Legal Solutions, a law office dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law. Our three experienced family attorneys are focused on guiding clients through the family law process with expertise, encouragement and compassion to achieve results that preserve their dignity and protect the future for themselves and their families.

To learn more, please contact us today at 214-303-2191.

Or, take two minutes to complete our brief client inquiry form online here and one of our attorneys will contact you.

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