Texas Supreme Court Finds Sufficient Evidence to Terminate Mother’s Parental Rights
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by Robert Guest
2w ago
In a recent case, the Texas Supreme Court heard a case involving the termination of a mother’s parental rights. The trial court found sufficient evidence to terminate her rights, but the appeals court reversed. Ultimately, the high court reversed the appeal court’s ruling, finding sufficient circumstantial evidence and crediting a nurse’s testimony, which the court of appeals had excluded. The case demonstrates the deferential standard applied to reviewing a trial judge or jury’s decision. Facts of the Case According to the facts discussed in the opinion, this case arose after an infant arrive ..read more
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Texas Appellate Court Partially Reverses Trial Court’s Child Support Ruling
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by Robert Guest
2w ago
The amount of child support a parent must pay can depend on a number of factors. A parent’s current income and assets are relevant to their child support obligations, but courts may also consider the child’s age and needs if they justify a departure from typical child support guidelines. A court also may order retroactive child support payments in addition to future payments. Recently, a Texas appeals court partially affirmed and partially reversed a trial court’s child support order for abuse of the court’s discretion. Facts of the Case According to the facts discussed in the recent opinion ..read more
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Texas Court Sides with Mother in Appeal Highlighting Procedural Hurdles in Family Law Cases
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by Robert Guest
2M ago
In a recent custody case before the Texas Supreme Court, the mother appealed a trial court’s decision to terminate her parental rights, asking the court to reconsider this ruling. The appellate court originally declined to issue an order on the mother’s appeal, deciding she failed to follow an important procedural step when she filed her appeal. Later, however, the Texas Supreme Court overruled this decision, telling the appellate court it should have reached the merits of the mother’s request. Facts of the Case According to the opinion, a trial court in Texas issued an order terminating both ..read more
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Mother in Texas Family Law Case Unsuccessfully Argues for Reversal of Order Terminating Parental Rights
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by Robert Guest
2M ago
In a recent case before an appellate court in Texas, the mother appealed a trial court’s ruling terminating her parental rights to three children. On appeal, the mother argued that the evidence presented during trial was insufficient to find that she was unable to parent her children. The higher court reviewed the evidence, considered the mother’s argument, and ultimately affirmed the original decision. The mother’s rights therefore remained terminated after the appellate court’s ruling. Facts of the Case This case began when the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services filed an emer ..read more
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Texas Appellate Court Reverses Damages Award Under Final Divorce Decree
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by Robert Guest
3M ago
The process of finalizing a divorce can involve significant time and emotional energy. When the parties finally receive a divorce decree, the last thing they want is to come back to court. Unfortunately, a spouse may have to seek court enforcement of the decree if his or her former spouse does not abide by its terms. Under Texas law, it is important that the trial court solely enforces the decree rather than altering its terms. A recent Texas appellate court decision demonstrates the importance of sticking to the precise terms of a final divorce decree. According to the facts discussed in the ..read more
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Texas Appellate Court Partially Reverses Husband’s Petition to Enforce Divorce Decree
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by Robert Guest
3M ago
Typically, divorce decrees award certain items of property to each spouse. The terms of a decree are final, but a court can enforce them after entering the decree. If one spouse fails to turn over property awarded to the other spouse, the court often must enforce the decree by requiring the spouse to transfer the property. In a recent Texas appeals court opinion, the court handled a petition to enforce a decree involving several items of personal property. According to the facts discussed in the opinion, the Husband appealed a trial court’s partial denial of his petition to enforce the parties ..read more
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Texas Appellate Court Refuses to Credit Child Support Debtor for Out-of-State Property
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by Robert Guest
5M ago
One of the largest issues in Texas child custody and divorce law is that of child support. The State of Texas has an interest in having each resident child enjoy the financial support of both parents and child support laws are designed to facilitate the fair division of child-rearing expenses between a child’s legal parents. If one party refuses to pay the amount of allotted support, a Texas court can compel that party to sell or surrender other valuable property to the court in lieu of the child support payments. The Texas Court of Appeals recently released a ruling that denied a party a sign ..read more
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How Texas Courts Determine the Best Interests of a Child in Termination Proceedings
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by Robert Guest
5M ago
Family law cases are often emotionally charged and complex, particularly when it comes to parental termination proceedings. Termination of parental rights is a significant legal decision with profound implications for all parties involved. The Texas Court of Appeals recently released a judicial opinion that sheds light on the factors considered in Texas family law when determining the best interests of a child for purposes of a parental termination proceeding. In Texas, the welfare and best interests of the child take precedence in cases involving termination of parental rights, as per Section ..read more
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The Intersection of Divorce and Domestic Violence Protective Orders in Texas
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by Robert Guest
6M ago
Divorce in Texas is a challenging process, often marked by emotional turmoil and complex legal proceedings. When divorce becomes entwined with issues of domestic violence, the situation becomes even more daunting. Texas law is designed to protect the safety of victims of domestic violence while ensuring that alleged perpetrators of such violence are afforded due process while the court addresses the allegations. In this blog post, we delve into the details of one recently decided appellate case and explore the complex interplay between divorce and domestic violence protective orders in Texas ..read more
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The Importance of Clarity in Texas Divorce Agreements
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by Robert Guest
6M ago
Divorce in Texas is a challenging and emotionally charged process that often involves complex legal agreements. Most divorces end without a trial, with the parties often agreeing to a stipulation in mediation. Divorce stipulations and settlement agreements may not always be entirely clear, and enforcement of the agreements often relies on alternative interpretations of the same agreement. The Texas Court of Appeals recently ruled on a case that involved competing interpretations of the same divorce settlement agreement. In the legal world, divorce agreements are seen as binding contracts betwe ..read more
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