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In cases where custody is disputed, a judge will look at several factors to determine how custody should be divided. It’s important to remember that no two cases are similar and therefore judges weigh certain factors differently. In all cases, the end goal is to create an agreement that is in the best interest of the child.   Abuse or Other Wrongdoings First and foremost, a judge will...

While it would be nice if all co-parents got along, that isn’t always the case. Some co-parents can be downright difficult to deal with. If your ex always starts arguments with you and is difficult to be around, you probably feel mentally drained at times. However, you can’t let this get you down. Here are some tips for dealing with a difficult co-parent: Recognize That You Can’t...

High net worth divorces When your liquid assets exceed one million dollars there are unique elements of a divorce that require a sophisticated divorce lawyer experienced in high net worth divorces. Mark L. Scroggins is Board-Certified in Texas family law and is experienced in complex and high conflict divorce and family law cases involving wealthy Dallas families with unique concerns. Financial assets and liabilities When wealthy couples divorce,...

  Alienating behavior and child custody Child development experts say that alienating behavior is used to manipulate a child by damaging their relationships with other the other parent. There is a difference between "parental alienation" as a behavior and that which is recognized as "Parental Alienation Syndrome," the outcome or impact of parental alienation behavior on a child. While information and options about the long-term effects of parental alienation on...

Safety tips for teen drivers Before we know it, our teenage sons and daughters start driving. After we take the pictures of them with jingling keys for social media, the reality sets in that they will be out there on Dallas area roads and highways without us there to protect them. There is more to think about than how to change a tire or raise your hood...