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Fundamentals of Child Custody

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Family Lawyer Of all the decisions that need to be made during the course of a divorce, the child custody agreement should be the most thought out portion of the proceedings. Ultimately, it is the children who are most affected by their parent’s separation and the adult’s behavior and temperament throughout the process may dictate how successful the arrangements will be for all involved. Obtain the assistance of...

Pro Se Perils when Parties Insist on Self-Representation in Their Case The case against self-representation relies on the idea that one’s own judgment can be compromised by their emotion and investment in the underlying issue. Parties in divorce and family law actions should not represent themselves in the case without a lawyer, which is referred to as being a “pro se” party. “Pro se” is a Latin...

Enjoy family law tips in our annual Divorce and Christmas Podcast It’s the week before Christmas and this is the Scroggins Law Group family law podcast with Mark Scroggins. Mark is the principal and founding attorney at Scroggins Law Group. He is Board-Certified in Family Law and today he shares his insight on navigating the holidays. [audio mp3="https://www.scrogginslawgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Divorce-and-Christmas-Podcast-2018.mp3"][/audio] Preparing for Christmas and New Years in a troubled marriage requires...

If you are planning to file for divorce or have recently started a divorce suit, your divorce strategy estate planning lists cover periods before, during and after divorce. Why do so many of us wait until we are taking an overseas family vacation to update our estate planning documents? Statistically we are all at greater risk of injuries and death within a few miles of home...

With so many events and activities in North Texas it is easy to spend some quality Christmas time with children. Especially after divorce the one on one time spent among children and their biological parents is important. When families blend and there are step parents and siblings, new traditions are a great way to grow as a family. During the Christmas season in Dallas–Fort Worth there...

Foreign Travel Restrictions During Divorce to Prevent Abduction During and after divorce parents often fear the other may attempt taking the child out of the country and remaining abroad to prevent visitation. While this form of abduction does not happen frequently, there are plenty of television movies portraying the story of a parent fighting to get their child back from a foreign country. Increasingly there are international...

People Who Get Divorced Still Get Married Again, With More Wisdom Almost like clockwork, several men and women who married right out of high school end up filing for a divorce from the wrong person, and they wan to get married again and do things right. Marriages, divorces and the birth of new children seem to happen to people in waves and as their peers take big...

Always Prepare for Trial  Most divorce, child custody and family law cases settle but your attorney still needs to prepare for trial, especially when there are complex issues of property division and in high stakes modification cases. The cases we think are the most likely to settle can be interrupted by factors beyond your control. Why do attorneys focus energy on being ready for trial if the...

Text Messages are Being Used as Admissible Evidence in Texas Divorces When preparing for a divorce, some people take screenshots of text messages to use as evidence. People find out about other's text conversations in all kinds of ways. A spouse reviewing the monthly cell phone bill might notice an increase in the number of texts on the family plan or a strange phone number that...

Family and Domestic Violence Affects All Kinds of Families Domestic violence, also known as family violence, affects millions of people every year. Family and domestic violence is aggressive or violent conduct within the home, often involving violent abuse of a past or present spouse or partner. When the victim is married to the abuser the victim often files for divorce and pursue a unique family and domestic...