Category Archives: Custody (Parenting Time) Issues

Where to Begin

From litigation to collaborative divorce, Hance Law Group offers you every option for settling your divorce or other family law matter in such a way that brings you peace of mind, while also protecting your priorities. Divorce decisions are matters of both law and heart. Choose the law firm that can help you prioritize them […]

When Grandparents (or Other Relatives) Seek Custody

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   In the vast majority of my cases involving custody, both parents are involved and are the only ones involved with the dispute. Occasionally, though, I’ll encounter a situation in which a grandparent or another relative is seeking custody, looking to keep both […]

Summer Parenting Time: Conflicts, Alternatives and Tools

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   In my previous article, we looked at the rules around summer parenting time in Texas, as laid out in the standard and expanded parenting plans that are in many Texas divorce decrees. In this article, I wanted to look at where conflicts […]

Summer Parenting Time: How It Works

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James.   For divorcing couples with children, the negotiations over parenting time can be challenging, especially if one parent wants 50/50 time. In Texas, there’s a standard possession order and there’s an election to extend possession times commonly known as an expanded possession order, […]

Divorce with Special Needs Kids

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via.   When parents divorce, it can be challenging to factor in what the children need from the time of the divorce to when they graduate from high school. When parents of children with special needs divorce, however, the challenge is even greater, as […]

When Standard Possession Isn’t Enough

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via.   In my last article, I reviewed the guidelines in the Texas Family Code around standard and expanded standard possession orders. The orders are designed to give each parent in a divorce parenting time, they’re designed to minimize conflict between parents (by apportioning […]

Possession: How Parenting Time is Determined in Texas

This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via.   One of the most important (and potentially contentious) aspects of a divorce settlement has to do with parenting time. The Texas legislature and courts have established that the public policy of the state is that children should have “frequent and continuing” contact […]

When Grandparents (or Other Relatives) Seek Custody

This article was written by Hance | Wickham associate attorney Jonathan James.   In the vast majority of my cases involving custody, both parents are involved and are the only ones involved with the dispute. Occasionally, though, I’ll encounter a situation in which a grandparent or another relative is seeking custody, looking to keep both […]