Child Custody in Common Law Marriages

There is very little difference between a traditional marriage and a common law marriage in Texas. Therefore, when a couple who the law considers to be in a common law marriage decides to separate, the court handles things like child custody the same as in a traditional marriage divorce. Both Parents Have a Right to […]

Drug Tests in Child Custody Cases

There are a number of reasons why a court may order drug tests during a pending divorce. Active drug use is of extreme relevance with regard to child custody and visitation. Under Texas child custody laws, courts must consider the various factors comprising the “best interests of the child” standard, used nationwide to help ensure […]