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Child Custody Lawyer When facing a child custody situation, chances are you will be overwhelmed with a number of questions. The process you are soon to begin can be a contentious one. Your child is probably the most important thing in your life. If you are in the process of divorce and share a child, sorting out child custody may be one of the most difficult things...

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....

Family Lawyer Although it’s common for untrained professionals to forget how relevant court reporters truly are, they are a valued component to the legal process for a number of reasons. There are a number of benefits to accessing the services of a court reporter.  In fact, court reporters step beyond the courtroom and are an integral part to a number of services people benefit from. The reality...

Find a Family Lawyer in Plano It is important to establish paternity accurately for a host of reasons. In addition to the emotional and practical reasons that are fairly obvious, there are legal rights and responsibilities attached to being named as a child’s biological parent. Once paternity has been established, issues related to child custody, parental rights generally, adoption, child support, etc. may be explored with the...

Time for Divorce After Christmas The older we get the further we look back during the holidays and remember our childhood and early years. Time with loved ones is a treasured gift and at Christmas we naturally assess our happiness and progress. When you sense something is wrong and cannot imagine your future, you may be thinking about filing for divorce after Christmas. In this podcast, Mark L....

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...

Child Custody Attorney Plano, TX Debating child custody with a spouse can be a grueling, uncomfortable and painful process. Even if the separation was amicable, pent up feelings and resentments can easily bubble to the surface during negotiations over child custody. It can be an emotional conversation to have, and each parent may worry their children may be taken away from them. If possible, it may be...

Child Custody Lawyer Collin County, TX Spouses who are going through divorce and have shared children together, may eventually have to talk about child custody matters. This topic can become heated very quickly, especially if the parents do not agree on where the children are to go after the divorce is finalized. One parent may want to move away with the children, while the other believes the...

Child Custody Lawyer When two parents are in the middle of an emotionally-charged custody battle, children may be left feeling confused and heartbroken. Disputes over child custody can quickly turn sour, as resentments and pent-up feelings are expressed. It is important that even in the most sensitive negotiations, that each parent makes decisions that are in the best interest of their child. Things are not only going...

Divorce Lawyer Collin County, TX Divorce can be a different experience for everyone. For some, divorce can be painful, ugly and emotionally charged. For others, it may be amicable but still heartbreaking as fate had different plans than you both originally thought. An attorney can understand the devastation associated with the ending of a marriage. Things can be even more complicated if children are involved, as you...