Living Together Before Marriage

Psychological Findings Suggest Living Together Before Marriage Can Increase Odds of Divorce In years past, parents forbid their sons and daughters from living together before marriage. Many were sneaking around and pretended to have separate living situations, but few were fooled. The young folks argued that they needed to know if they could really getContinue reading “Living Together Before Marriage”

Are Text Messages Admissible in Texas Divorces?

Text Messages are Being Used as Admissible Evidence in Texas Divorces When preparing for a divorce, some people take screenshots of text messages to use as evidence. People find out about other’s text conversations in all kinds of ways. A spouse reviewing the monthly cell phone bill might notice an increase in the number ofContinue reading “Are Text Messages Admissible in Texas Divorces?”

Planning Summer Vacations with Children

Planning Summer Vacations with Children Planning summer vacations with children does not have to be difficult when there is a child custody order. Kids only have one chance to create lifetime memories with their parents and summer trips are excellent opportunities for bonding with parents, children and their siblings. Any smart Dallas divorce lawyer willContinue reading “Planning Summer Vacations with Children”

Create summer structure for kids

Create summer structure for kids When you create summer structure for kids they are often happier and more productive. Children with nothing directing their attention are likely to find things to occupy themselves. While it is great for kids to explore their universe and their imagination, keeping them on track with some summer structure canContinue reading “Create summer structure for kids”

Our Family Wizard: Your summer schedule coach

Our Family Wizard: Your summer schedule coach Our Family Wizard can be your summer schedule coach. If you are not already using Our Family Wizard, you might consider its features and benefits. If you are using Our Family Wizard, you might make another?s life easier by introducing them to Our Family Wizard, especially if itContinue reading “Our Family Wizard: Your summer schedule coach”

Mixing Criminal and Family Law

Mixing Criminal and Family Law Welcome to the Scroggins Law Group podcast series. This program features Texas Board Certified family law attorney Mark Scroggins who shares information about issues affecting Texas families in divorce and family law. In this special episode Mark Scroggins visits with criminal defense attorney, James Whalen from the Whalen Law OfficeContinue reading “Mixing Criminal and Family Law”

Time to specify summer possession

Time to specify summer possession Most parenting plans incorporate the Standard Possession Order found in the Texas Family Code which sets forth provisions for parents having possession of the child at times specified in the order. The Code also states that parents may form their own mutual agreements about when each will have possession ofContinue reading “Time to specify summer possession”

Podcast: Children?s issues in Texas divorce and family law

Children?s issues in Texas divorce and family law: Welcome to the Scroggins Law Group podcast series. This program features Texas Board Certified family law attorney Mark Scroggins who shares information about issues affecting Texas families in divorce and family law. Children?s issues in Texas divorce and family law: Conservatorship and decision making What is jointContinue reading “Podcast: Children?s issues in Texas divorce and family law”

Custody of dogs and cats in Texas divorce

Custody of dogs and cats in Texas divorce and family law cases is a property division matter. The Texas Family Code does not allow pet custody per se. Pet law is an emerging subsection of family law in some states where child custody laws are similarly applied to family pets. Even though you are notContinue reading “Custody of dogs and cats in Texas divorce”

Preparing for a January Divorce: A Family Law Podcast

Welcome to the Scroggins Law Group podcast series. This program features Texas Board Certified* family law attorney Mark Scroggins who shares information about issues affecting Texas families in divorce and family law. Preparing for a January Divorce: Being certain about filing for divorce Thinking clearly and being sure you won?t have regrets Possibilities of marriageContinue reading “Preparing for a January Divorce: A Family Law Podcast”