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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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Prenup to determine property division in Eastwood’s divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, September 20, 2013

The aging movie star, Clint Eastwood, is undergoing divorce proceedings. He and his wife are splitting up after 17 years of marriage. They have a 16-year-old daughter and Eastwood's estate is estimated at a value of $375 million. Property division involving such a highly valued estate could result in a very expensive divorce; however, when a...

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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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Divorce alternative not likely to gain much momentum

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, December 20, 2012

Texas spouses who are considering divorce may have a previously unconsidered alternative that promises to save them stress, money and turmoil. This approach is referred to as a 'consorce,' which is a word derived from the Latin word for cohabitation. The man behind this concept asserts that couples can avoid the unpleasant aspects of a...

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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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September brings new deadline for Texas dads paying child support

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Many men paying child support may wonder if they are paying it unfairly. After all, while the mother of a child is usually apparent, it can be harder to tell who the father may be if there are any complications or doubts. For these Texas men who suspect that they are not the fathers, yet are saddled with child support payments, an important...

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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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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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Telling children about a divorce requires gentleness and love

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, May 10, 2012

// Texas parents going through a divorce experience many tough times, but one of the toughest moments is when it comes time to talk to your children about it. Many times, the children may feel overwhelmed by the decision. Later, they may feel as though they are being pressured to like one parent more than the other, which can make...

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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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Grandparents’ visitation rights in question

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Grandparents’ Rights on Monday, December 12, 2011

// When young couples in Texas and across the country decide to have children, they often look to their own parents for guidance on how to raise their newborns. Grandparents often have years of experience and wisdom to pass down to a new generation in their family. The bond between grandparent and grandchild is one of utmost...

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