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Which Parent Decides What School the Child Attends

On June 14, 2018

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The language in the Texas Family Code creates two rights that directly affect what school a child will attend.  The first is the right to determine the child’s primary residence and the second is the right to make educational decisions.  The code requires in a contested hearing that one parent be given the exclusive right […]

US Supreme Court Rules on Beneficiary Designation

On June 11, 2018

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The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on the beneficiary designation of an ex-spouse (Sveen v. Melin.)   The case addressed a Minnesota Law that states if one spouse has made the other the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or similar asset before a divorce, their divorce automatically revokes that designation so that the insurance […]

Are Jury Trials for Custody a Moot Point?

On May 31, 2018

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In Texas parents have a right to ask a jury to decide which parent determines the primary residence of the child. There are a host of reasons to select a jury, one of the most obvious being you don’t want the Judge making that decision. Juries however are precluded from making decisions about child support, […]