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  • 15-Feb-2017

    I Think My Ex's New Partner is Abusing My Kids. What Should I Do?

    When your child was first born, you probably didn't want to leave even your most trusted loved ones alone with him or her. It's no wonder, then, that divorce proceedings can get so nasty when children are involved. Texas custody fights play ...
  • 8-Feb-2017

    I'm Fighting for Custody. What Happens if I Die?

    No one wants to be separated from their children. But for some Texas parents involved in custody disputes, fighting for custody is about more than just more time. It's also about protecting your child. If you're locked in a custody dispute ...
  • 1-Feb-2017

    Tips for Hiring Childcare During a Texas Divorce

    Hiring a nanny or baby-sitter is always fraught with uncertainty: will this person protect my child? Will they honor my parenting values? Can I afford quality childcare? When you're going through a divorce, you don't just have to worry about ...
  • 25-Jan-2017

    What is the Right of First Refusal in Texas Custody Cases?

    When you have parenting time with your child, you're permitted to make a broad range of parenting decisions. That includes the decision to hire childcare or to leave your child with family members. As with most family law rules, there's an ...
  • 18-Jan-2017

    Could Using Childcare Affect My Child Custody Case?

    Every parent needs time to work, to pursue hobbies, and to attend doctor's appointments. No parents can reasonably be expected to spend every waking moment with their child. Yet many parents going through divorces feel that this is what they must ...
  • 11-Jan-2017

    5 Ways to Make Custody Exchanges Less Stressful

    Handing your children over to your ex can be deeply painful, particularly if you had a contentious divorce or don't trust your former spouse. It's no wonder, then, that so many parents end up fighting during custody exchanges. If it's ...
  • 4-Jan-2017

    What to Expect From Supervised Visitation

    Losing solo visitation with your child can be scary, especially if you've been accused of child abuse. Supervised visitation is not a punishment. It's designed to keep your child safe while preserving your relationship and custodial rights. ...
  • 28-Dec-2016

    Can My Parents Take Custody of My Child in Texas?

    Parent-child relationships can be challenging, and may become even more so when you have a child of your own. Disputes about parenting philosophy, arguments about when and under what circumstances your parents can see your children, and long-standing ...
  • 21-Dec-2016

    When You and Your Ex Disagree About Discipline

    It's the one thing every parent knows: kids need consistency. No matter how you feel about other parenting issues—spanking, breastfeeding, time-outs, and the myriad other issues parents endlessly fight over—you've heard a million ...
  • 14-Dec-2016

    5 Tips for Communicating With Your Ex After Your Divorce

    Thinking of never speaking to your ex again, or perhaps sending them a nasty text message every few days? Resist the urge. If you have children together, these cruel impulses are more likely to harm your children than your ex. Good communication ...
  • 7-Dec-2016

    Emotions Following Your Texas Divorce: What to Expect

    Studies of life stressors consistently place divorce at or near the top. Even if it's a long time coming, even if you're the one who filed, even if you're absolutely certain of your decision, you can expect a bumpy road for a while. ...
  • 27-Jul-2016

    What if My Ex Lies in Texas Family Court or Depositions?

    Theres is perhaps nothing more infuriating than when someone lies about you, and it becomes all the more problematic when the lies have the power to impact your relationships with your child or your family. You probably already know that perjury is ...
  • 19-Jul-2016

    Social Media Harassment After a Texas Divorce

    The advent of social media has done more than just connect people to distant relatives. It's also exposed them to a level of harassment that many people never thought possible. It's bad enough if your ex harasses you in person. Social media ...
  • 14-Jul-2016

    My Ex's House is Filthy. Can I Keep Them Away From My Child?

    Research consistently shows that home cleanliness tops the list of issues couples fight about. So it should come as no surprise that, for many couples, this continues to be an issue even after the ink on the divorce papers is dried. If your ex's ...
  • 6-Jul-2016

    My Child Says My Ex Hit Them. What Should I Do?

    Parenthood's most important task is the protection of children, so if your child alleges that your ex has gotten violent with him or her, it might be tempting to resort to violence yourself. Particularly if you are embroiled in a contentious ...
  • 1-Jul-2016

    Understanding Attorney-Client Privilege in Texas Family Law Cases

    One thing even novice attorneys learn is that their clients often lie to them. Embarrassment, fear about the future, and even a misunderstanding of the facts all conspire to make clients less than honest from time to time. But your attorney has your ...
  • 27-Jun-2016

    Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Child Abuse

    One of the things parents worry most about when facing the Texas divorce process is child abuse. Whether it's your temperamental ex or his or her mysterious new partner, you might be worried about what happens to your child when he or she goes to ...
  • 22-Jun-2016

    Do Children Lie About Child Abuse? Sometimes.

    Contentious divorces can lead to nasty allegations of child abuse. At the Wynne Law Firm, we take every allegation of abuse seriously, and you should, too. Never discount your child's word. But know that children can and do lie about child abuse, ...
  • 16-Jun-2016

    How Long Will it Take to Get Over My Divorce?

    Divorce lawyers do more than just navigate complex legal issues. They also serve as friends and confidants to their clients. We constantly get questions from our clients about how long it will take to get over their divorce, and the truth is that ...
  • 13-Jun-2016

    Can Therapy Help My Child Through Our Divorce?

    Divorce might be the only way to salvage your family and your mental health, but there's no denying that divorce harms children. It's especially harmful when the divorce is contentious, involves a custody dispute, or leaves you and your ex ...
  • 9-Jun-2016

    What Are the Most Common Reasons People Get Divorced?

    When you serve divorced people as long as we have, some trends begin to emerge. People divorce for myriad reasons, many as unique as they are. But we find that some themes keep popping up in our work with clients. If you want to avoid sitting in our ...
  • 23-May-2016

    20 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Texas Divorce Appeals Lawyer

    If you're unhappy with your case, it's understandable that you might want to appeal, but not all appeals cases are winnable—particularly not by the lawyer who litigated the original dispute. Before you select an appeals attorney, be ...
  • 17-May-2016

    Help! I'm Pregnant With My Ex's Baby After Our Texas Divorce!

    Divorce may be legally final, but it is by no means the finalization of all the emotions inherent to your marriage and separation. It's common for divorced couples to sleep together during the divorce process, and even after the ink has signed on ...
  • 13-May-2016

    Handling Disputes Over Extracurricular Activities After a Texas Divorce

    Divorced couples can find a seemingly endless array of things to fight about, but one of the most common complaints we hear stems from disputes over a child's extracurricular activities. When you're locked in battle with your ex, it's ...
  • 11-May-2016

    Can I Seek Custody of Just One Child?

    In most Texas family law cases, parents are embroiled in a hotly contested battle over all of their children. But what if you want custody of just one of your children? That's a tricky matter that is rarely in the child's best interests. ...