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Category: Custody (Parenting Time) Issues

The Essential Guide to Your Child Custody Evaluation

Jul 22, 2019
What back in the day was called a “social study” is now termed a “child custody evaluation”—either way, if you have one, full disclosure: you, your ex, and your children...

How Child Custody and Standard Possession Work in Texas Divorce

Mar 20, 2018
Best Interest of the Child One of the most vital (and potentially contentious) aspects of a divorce settlement concerns “parenting time.” Everyone has heard “primary parent,” “joint custody,” or even...

Custody Fight: When Grandparents or Other Relatives Seek Parental Rights

Nov 8, 2017
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James, and was republished by the State Bar of Texas here. In the majority of my cases involving custody, both...

5 Co-Parenting Considerations BEFORE You Sign the Divorce Decree

Oct 9, 2017
Divorce is such a deep swell of emotion, sometimes couples vastly underestimate the challenges of daily practicalities once the decree is signed.  The mundane daily no longer “shared” tasks may...

Right of First Refusal, Part One: What is it and how can it Backfire?

May 18, 2017
The concept sounds perfectly rational—good, in fact—in theory.  If both parties in a divorce settlement understand the agreement and potential results therein, a “Right of First Refusal” within a decree...

Where to Begin

Nov 1, 2016
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...

Can Older Children in Divorce Pick Which Parent to Live With?

Sep 30, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. Recently, some clients have asked me about an oft-misunderstood element of the Texas Family Code. They believe that...

Summer Parenting Time: Conflicts, Alternatives and Tools

Jun 3, 2016
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...

Summer Parenting Time: How It Works

Jun 2, 2016
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...

Divorce with Special Needs Kids

Apr 13, 2016
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...
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