Divorce for First Responders in Texas
26 September 2023 by Turner Thornton
Divorce is never easy. But for the brave men and women serving as first responders, this process is often exacerbated by the demands and stress of their professions. At Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, we understand the unique hurdles our first responders face. From complicated child visitation schedules to intricate child support calculations, divorce presents unique challenges for those on the front lines in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. In this article, our attorneys explain the most...
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Enforcement of Texas Family Court Orders | Failure to Comply
19 September 2023 by Turner Thornton
In Texas, court orders are an essential part of all divorce and family law cases, establishing clear guidelines on child custody, support, and visitation, as well as property division and spousal support. These legally binding documents, issued by the court, are designed to provide a clear path forward for families in transition and minimize potential conflicts in the future. Court orders take into account the best interests of the children, the financial circumstances of both parties, and a multitude...
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What Happens When Texas CPS Removes a Child? [2023]
11 September 2023 by Turner Thornton
The Role of Child Protective Services in Texas Child Protective Services (CPS),  a division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), is a government agency tasked with ensuring the safety and welfare of children. When Texas CPS removes a child from their home, it is a drastic step that means they suspect abuse or neglect and that the child may be in danger.  This can be a frightening and overwhelming experience for the child and the parent, and it’s important to understand...
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What To Expect When a Divorce Goes to Trial in Texas [2023]
09 September 2023 by Turner Thornton
Many people think divorces in Texas end in big courtroom drama. But in reality, most cases get settled, often through mediation, before they ever reach trial. It’s more often about finding common ground than fighting it out in court. Having said that, a small percentage of divorces can and do go to trial in North Texas. In this article, we explain what to expect if your divorce goes to trial in Texas. We’ll discuss the two types of trials, the process, and how long it usually takes for...
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Can a Child Refuse Visitation in Texas?
04 September 2023 by Turner Thornton
When parents divorce or separate, it’s not uncommon for children – especially teenagers – not to want to visit mom or dad at some point. Maybe they are upset with them, don’t like the rules at their house, or have other plans. But can a child refuse visitation in Texas? The short answer to this question is, no. Children do not have the legal right to refuse visitation in Texas if it’s court-ordered. It’s simply not their choice. In this article, our experienced...
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Navigating Pet Custody Agreements in Texas
02 September 2023 by Benson Varghese
Pet Custody Agreements in Texas: Navigating Texas Family Law Pets in the Eyes of Texas Law According to Texas law, pets are classified as personal property, which may come as a surprise to many pet owners who view their beloved pets as members of the family. As a result, pets are subject to the same division process as other marital assets, such as cars, furniture, and bank accounts. Understanding Texas Property Division in Divorce In the state of Texas, property division during divorce follows a...
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Understanding Adoption Evaluations in Texas
29 August 2023 by Turner Thornton
Texas Adoption Evaluation Guide Adoption is a life-changing decision for both the child and the adopting family. In the state of Texas, the process is governed by the Texas Family Code and aims to ensure the best interests of the child. Before delving into the adoption evaluation process, it’s crucial to understand the types of adoption available, including private adoption, agency adoption, and adoption through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Navigating...
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