Categories: Child Custody

Dad gets child custody after Texas mom charged with threats

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

In the United States, residents enjoy a sense of freedom, and that includes the innate freedom to oppose the viewpoints of any elected government official. But that freedom does not give someone license to send those officials threatening and/or poison-laced letters, which is what a Texas mom has allegedly done and which has cost her child...

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Child custody dispute may lead to arrest for one father

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

Among all legal matters, issues concerning the care and custody of a child are among the most contentious and heavily litigated. This is not surprising, as there is little in life more important than the relationship between a parent and child. Faced with losing access to one's child or children, many Texas parents will vigorously fight for...

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Child custody travesty ends in lawsuit, settlement

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, July 26, 2013.

When a Texas couple is expecting, there are a multitude of worries that come into play. Will the pregnancy go smoothly? Will the baby be healthy...are we really ready for this? All are valid concerns, and it is perfectly normal to worry as the due date nears. For one family, the child custody disaster that followed the birth of their baby...

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Fathers face unique child custody challenges

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

When a Texas marriage ends in divorce, many fathers fear losing regular access to their children. For dads who are used to interacting with their kids on a daily basis, the risk of transitioning into the role of an every-other-weekend visitor is frightening. Many unhappy spouses put off filing for divorce for fear of losing access to their kids,...

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Child custody conference could spark discussion, reform in Texas

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Child custody cases generally play out quietly in a courtroom. Unless it is a celebrity couple arguing over who their children will live with, these cases appear daily in a court with little, if any, media attention -- except in cases of exceptional circumstances. Some people feel that, although the lack of attention protects the rights of...

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Child custody decision leads to kidnapping arrests

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Monday, April 15, 2013.

When parents in Texas or elsewhere are faced with losing custody of their children, stress is at an all-time high and emotions can overcome reason. In such scenarios, individuals involved in child custody disputes often do or say things that are not in their best interests. The results can be devastating, and can result in parents being...

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Unusual child custody case has father fighting for rights

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, February 8, 2013.

The majority of child custody cases involve two parents who are struggling over the care and custody of their shared children. However, a wide variety of circumstances can bring an individual before a judge to argue for the right to raise a child. One recent high-profile child custody battle has left a man fighting to establish his parental...

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Unusual child custody case upholds fathers’ rights

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Texas readers may have heard of a recent custody battle that has tested the bounds of the constitutional rights afforded to parents throughout the nation. The unusual child custody case involves an adoptive family and a biological father, and is a scenario in which all sides have suffered enormous levels emotional turmoil. A recent court...

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Child custody case may be of interest to Texas military parents

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Monday, January 7, 2013.

Texas readers may have heard of a widely publicized child custody battle involving a mother who serves in the National Guard. The child custody case has made headlines across the nation due to the fact that the mother lost full custody of her children based upon her military service. She has appealed that decision, and the eventual outcome...

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Child custody become complicated across international borders

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

The United States Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a child custody case that will be of interest to Texas residents who have a current or ex partner from another country. The case centers on the issue of when a U.S. court has the ability to hear an appeal of a child custody case. The outcome could have significant impact on many...

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Federal child custody law has opponents in Texas and other states

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, December 7, 2012.

For many individuals, the issue of child custody can be best determined by who has the means and ability to best provide for the interests of a child. Although this governing principle presides in most Texas child custody cases, there may also be other relevant laws that can play a role in the court's determination. One such law, labeled the...

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New bill may make child custody harder for Texas grandparents

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

The Texas Grandparent Law was never intended to become a means by which grandparents could get child custody of their grandchildren. Instead, it was meant as a way that grandparents could have an active role in their grandchildren's life, even through such a tumultuous time as divorce. However, some critics of the law believe that this law...

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Texas child custody: Parents can help with the adjustment

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

Often, Texas parents with child custody expect that the majority of the problems that they may have to face with their children are over after the final divorce proceedings. After all, some of the most tumultuous times that the parents encounter are during the actual proceedings, in which a child can often be quiet. Unfortunately, as parents...

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Parents with child custody often face insecurity from children

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

As many divorced Texas parents can tell you, coming to an agreement on a child custody arrangement is often only half the battle. Afterwards, many times the children are confused about where they stand with the parents, and they can often feel insecure about their place in the world. Fortunately for parents with child custody, there are some...

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Child custody communications may need to be adapted with time

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, June 22, 2012.

One of the hardest things for Texas parents to get used to after a divorce is sharing child custody with their ex-spouse. When the children are with your ex, the house may feel quiet or lonely. Parents who once were able to see their children every morning might have to wait until their child custody arrangement dictates that can be with their...

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Child custody issues come up in Sean Payton’s Texas divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

One of the most difficult decisions that divorcing parents in Texas often have to face is child custody arrangements. Often, it can be difficult for a parent to be away from their child for even a short period of time. To make matters worse, sometimes the reason why a couple splits is because of differences that both spouses claim are so...

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Landmark Texas case may change the rules of divorce mediation

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, June 8, 2012.

Child custody can always be a challenging decision for all parents facing divorce. This is especially true since many times the child custody arrangements that parents agree on in court is considered legally binding, and there are very few circumstances that can change this agreement if both parents are not on board for this change. However, a...

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Deion Sanders and his wife come to child custody agreement

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, May 25, 2012.

A bitter, high-profile child support and custody case has finally made some progress with the help of a Texas judge. Deion Sanders, an NFL Hall of Famer who played for the Dallas Cowboys, and his wife, Pilar, had filed for divorce, but they faced many challenges along the way. For one, Pilar wanted $14,000 in spousal support, which was denied...

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Relocation can alter Texas visitation schedules

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Child custody and visitation issues are often contentious. A child's visitation schedule is important to both parents as they negotiate living arrangements and other plans. When one parent seeks to change the visitation schedule for a child after a divorce, it can be very disconcerting to the other party and may also be the subject of further...

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Texas international child custody dispute comes to close

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, February 24, 2012.

When a couple divorces, many issues need to be resolved. If children are involved, child custody can be one of the most complicated and emotionally charged decisions the divorcing couple faces. Most parents feel a deep love and concern for their children, and they are sometimes willing to go to extreme lengths to retain custody. Sometimes...

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Child custody and visitation issues during a divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, January 27, 2012.

In our last post we discussed the fact that alimony is one of the most contentious issues that can arise in a divorce. Although alimony is often relegated to high net worth divorces or divorces involving longstanding marriages, a much more common issue to arise in many divorces is the issue of child custody. Children are often caught in the middle...

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