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Board-Certified Family Law Attorney Mark L. Scroggins is Experienced and Aggressive Dallas divorces involving children and custody issues require a family lawyer who can get your family the results you need on the first approach. Especially in the beginning of a divorce or a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR), what happens in the early stages of your case can affect the rest of the matter. Mark...

After a divorce or custody case, one parent may need to move for work or family and the other parent may not be able to accommodate the change as it affects parenting time with a child or any children of those parents. It may be necessary to return to court to modify the right to determine where the child is going to live. A court action...

Drug Testing in Child Custody Suits: Protecting the Best Interests of the Child Drug and alcohol use and abuse can significantly impair the ability to be a good parent. Drug testing in child custody cases is increasingly common. Several U.S. states have voted to legalize drugs like marijuana and some people take a more relaxed approach to certain substances, but that does not mean drug use by...

Good Co-Parenting and Preventing Conflict Can Involve Some New Pick-up and Drop-off Tips For many divorced parents, there is usually a period when picking up and dropping off kids works out well, and other times people need some helpful pick-up and drop-off tips. Sometimes things start going wrong and pick-ups and drop-offs are late, at the wrong location or missed altogether. In a worst scenario a child...

The 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are Some of the Best Attorneys in Texas Every year around this time the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listings are released and those who are nominated, reviewed and selected to these listings receive recognition that is well-earned. Because the process is independent and based on peer review and nomination the listed 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are attorneys...

Kids Going Back-to-School and Divorce, When You Get One Shot at Raising Your Children The stakes are high when you are raising children to be well-educated and successful and this back-to-school and divorce podcast focuses on these challenges. The requirements to get into good schools are extensive and the competition is strong. Children under more pressure than every before can get swept away by school stress alone....

Considerations and Options for Co-parents Choosing a New School. As children go back to school this fall, some are starting middle school and others will be in high school. Changing schools and groups of friends can be stressful for children of all ages. Sometimes changing schools involves co-parents choosing a new school. At Scroggins Law Group in Plano, we help our clients with all kinds of children’s...

Temporary Orders in Texas Divorce and Family Law A Temporary Orders hearing takes place after your petition for divorce or custody is filed and puts temporary orders in place until you either settle your case or have a final trial. In this Dallas divorce and custody podcast, Board-Certified attorney Mark Scroggins explains how Temporary Orders hearings work and what you may expect. What you may expect and how...

Divorce strategy and high stakes litigation Every client who hires Scroggins Law Group is unique. We are known for being effective and getting results. Knowing when to be aggressive and how to leverage your position is vital. High stakes divorce cases involving children and parenting issues, domestic violence charges and include a compelling list of facts and circumstances can involve one parent seeking a greater than 50-50...

  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...