Category: Child Custody

Board Certified Family Law Attorney Bob Leonard is a Child Custody Specialist and Blogs on Family Law Issues this Category: Child Custody

Texas Family Law Changes September 2018

How Will The Texas Family Law Changes Affect Your Child Support? Dental Insurance Required. Effective September 2018! Texas Family Law Change: dental insurance coverage is a must according to the Texas Legislature.  In 2015, the state amended the child support section of the Family Code with new law requiring dental insurance to be part of the [..]

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Custody FAQ’s

Do I Have Joint or Sole Custody?  What Does that Mean? Joint Custody = Parents share rights and duties with respect to the children.  In this instance, both parents made decisions about medical, educational and other issues.  Typically, one parent will have the right to designate the residence of the child; this person is referred [..]

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Summer Standard Possession Schedule

If you have a Standard Possession Schedule*, April is a very important month.  Here are some tips to help make sense of what can be a confusing section of your court orders with respect to your children. April 1st, Deadline for Non-Primary Parent to Designate their Summer Possession Period Most standard possession schedule orders allow [..]

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Child Support Solutions

Child Support is a Long Term Obligation Although the parents are no longer married or together, they are yoked for co-parenting.  Most people can work through that given enough time. But child support?  It creates a continuous conflict and this battle can go on until the children age out when they turn eighteen. For some [..]

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Holiday Stress Buster Co-Parents

Read this carefully for some holiday stress buster tips. In our office, we are blessed with the task of helping families survive divorce and helping parents learn to work together.  Currently there are thousands of family law cases pending in Tarrant County.  The insights we are sharing come from what we see as our ultimate [..]

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Summer Possession Survival

Summer Possession . . .  Summer possession can be the best time of the year for the whole family.  All it takes is a little thought ahead of time.  Check out this survival guide to help divorced and separated parents ease their children’s adjustment to the summer visitation schedule.  Child custody attorney Bob Leonard has [..]

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Legal Terms Glossary: Understanding “Legalese” in Family Law

Legal Terms Glossary to Help You Understand Your Family Law Attorney Legal Terms are Confusing Legal Terms can be really confusing.  Most professions have jargon used only in their profession.  Most other groups have some of their own language.  But, we can all agree that attorneys are the worst! Legal Terms Cause Miscommunication Attorneys have [..]

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Attorney Ad Litem: What is That?

“What is an Attorney Ad Litem?  Why Did the Judge Appoint Another Attorney in My Case?” ” Fort Worth, Texas Expert guardianship attorney who also serves as an attorney ad litem discusses what an attorney ad litem is for”.    These two questions come up nearly every time we have a probate heirship or a [..]

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