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Family Lawyer Collin County TX No two divorces are exactly alike.  Each is unique, and there are countless scenarios that result in appointment of conservatorship and possession and access. The right to determine the primary residence of the child is most often awarded to one parent. This right is typically accompanied by a geographic restriction as it applies to the child’s primary residence. The question often becomes...

Divorce Lawyers Collin County TX Marital Property Characterization For property to be divided in a divorce, they must be characterized as either separate or community property. The Texas Constitution lays the foundation for Texans’ marital property rights and puts certain issues, such as the core definition of separate property, beyond the reach of the legislature. Regarding this, The Texas Constitution says: All property, both real and personal, of a spouse...

About child custody modification suits In this edition of the monthly Scroggins Law Group Divorce and Family Law Podcast, Mark L. Scroggins talks about the common reasons for and what to expect in a child custody modification suit, when the previously entered custody order no longer works. Scroggins Law Group serves families in Dallas, Denton, and Collin Counties with offices in Dallas and Frisco, Texas. With questions about...

Family Lawyer Frisco TX Mark L. Scroggins is a family lawyer Frisco, TX can trust to advise and represent you on a variety of family law matters. Should you get a prenuptial agreement before getting married?  Great question. How do I proceed with the divorce when all attempts at saving the marriage have failed? How do I protect myself and my assets if I think a divorce is likely, but...

Family Attorney Collin County, TX It has been often said that dog is man’s best friend. In truth, any pet can serve as an individual’s friend or family member, depending on the relationship that the pet’s owner seeks to cultivate with his or her charge. It is for exactly this reason that navigating pet custody issues can be so emotionally wrenching and practically complex when a couple...

Divorce Lawyer The temporary order hearing is to address items pertaining to the immediate status and welfare of the individuals of your case on a temporary basis. In a divorce with children, the focus of this hearing usually is who remains in the marital residence, who makes decisions for the children, who gets possession of the children and when, if anyone shall receive child support or temporary...

Marital patterns are affected by social and economic events, as well as by changes in cultural attitudes and behaviors. Changes in the patterns of marriage and divorce affect family life and other interactions on a day by day basis. Recent studies have shown that millennials are choosing to wait longer to get married and are staying married longer thus contributing as the main drivers in the...

Family Lawyer Frisco, TX Divorce and all things leading up to divorce are vey rarely amicable and easy going. Occasionally a divorce can start off as both sides seeing “eye to eye”, but it is exceedingly unlikely for the parties to continue to be amicable as the divorce progresses. It is the norm for one or both parties to become contentious and feel they are owed something...

Reasons People Divorce, it May be a Combination There are times people just know when to call it quits, when they are no longer willing to work on repairing a broken marriage. While it seems like there is always one last straw and catalyst that leads people to searching for a divorce lawyer, often there are a combination of factors and reasons people divorce. In this divorce and...

The decisions you make leading up to and during a divorce will not only affect you, but members of your family- especially your children. As obvious as that statement is, it is extremely difficult to make objective decisions while going through an emotional event like divorce. This is one of the most important reasons to contact a compassionate family law specialist like Mark L. Scroggins. Mr. Scroggins...