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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...

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...

The Texas Divorce Process is Unique to Every Family The two main pieces of Texas divorce cases are issues involving children and property. Because a divorce with child custody and property issues can be stressful and challenging, Mark Scroggins and his team of trial attorneys and paralegals create a strategy that fits you and your family. As a result, you can rest assured that your goals and...

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...

Family Attorney Collin County, TX If a divorcing couple has minor children, the spouse with the higher income is typically expected to pay child support. These payments are meant to maintain a child’s existing standard of living. The courts expect that that custodial parents are using the payments to take care of the kids’ needs and won’t monitor their spending habits. Family lawyers provide a further look...

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...

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...

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...