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Galveston County, TX Child Custody Lawyers


Includes: Guardianships & Conservatorships, Custody & Visitation

Holly C. Roell Lawyer

Holly C. Roell

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Juvenile Law, Landlord-Tenant
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I am very self motivated as a solo practitioner and active in the Brazoria County Bar Association. I participate regularly in the Galveston local bar ... (more)

Kerry Marchio Pettijohn Lawyer

Kerry Marchio Pettijohn

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Juvenile Law, Education
Striving towards justice for all.

Kerry Pettijohn is a practicing attorney in the state of Texas. She graduated from Texas Southern University with her J.D. in 2013. She currently work... (more)

Juliann Kcenia Karenko

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Children's Rights, Farms
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Bret Griffin

Business Organization, Corporate, Antitrust, Constitutional Law, Collaborative Law
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Lawrence M Tylka

Personal Injury, Products Liability, Divorce & Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Car Accident
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Tad Nelson

Adoption, Child Support, Criminal, Farms, DUI-DWI
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James T. Fletcher

Administrative Law, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Corporate, Business Organization
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Rebecca K. Murphy

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Children's Rights, Criminal
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Ryan A. Beason

Family Law, Contract, Divorce, Landlord-Tenant, Farms
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April Vanessa Matthe Marburger

Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate
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LEGAL TERMS

CUSTODIAN

A term used by the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for the person named to manage property left to a child under the terms of that Act. The custodian will manag... (more...)
A term used by the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for the person named to manage property left to a child under the terms of that Act. The custodian will manage the property if the gift giver dies before the child has reached the age specified by state law -- usually 21. When the child reaches the specified age, he will receive the property and the custodian will have no further role in its management.

POT TRUST

A trust for children in which the trustee decides how to spend money on each child, taking money out of the trust to meet each child's specific needs. One impor... (more...)
A trust for children in which the trustee decides how to spend money on each child, taking money out of the trust to meet each child's specific needs. One important advantage of a pot trust over separate trusts is that it allows the trustee to provide for one child's unforeseen need, such as a medical emergency. But a pot trust can also make the trustee's life difficult by requiring choices about disbursing funds to the various children. A pot trust ends when the youngest child reaches a certain age, usually 18 or 21.

MARTIAL MISCONDUCT

See fault divorce.

CONSOLIDATED OMNIBUS BUDGET RECONCILIATION ACT (COBRA)

A federal law requiring that employers offer employees -- and their spouses and dependents -- continuing insurance coverage if their work hours are cut or they ... (more...)
A federal law requiring that employers offer employees -- and their spouses and dependents -- continuing insurance coverage if their work hours are cut or they lose their job for any reason other than gross misconduct. Courts are still in the process of determining the meaning of gross misconduct, but it's clearly more serious than poor performance or judgment. COBRA also makes an ex-spouse and children eligible to receive group rate health insurance provided by the other ex-spouse's employer for three years following a divorce.

TENANCY BY THE ENTIRETY

A special kind of property ownership that's only for married couples. Both spouses have the right to enjoy the entire property, and when one spouse dies, the su... (more...)
A special kind of property ownership that's only for married couples. Both spouses have the right to enjoy the entire property, and when one spouse dies, the surviving spouse gets title to the property (called a right of survivorship). It is similar to joint tenancy, but it is available in only about half the states.

ADOPTIVE PARENT

A person who completes all the requirements to legally adopt a child who is not his or her biological child. Generally, any single or married adult who is deter... (more...)
A person who completes all the requirements to legally adopt a child who is not his or her biological child. Generally, any single or married adult who is determined to be a 'fit parent' may adopt a child. Some states have special requirements, such as age or residency criteria. An adoptive parent has all the responsibilities of a biological parent.

CENSUS

An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The United States Constitution requires ... (more...)
An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The United States Constitution requires the federal government to perform a national census every ten years. The census includes information about the respondents' sex, age, family, and social and economic status.

STIRPES

A term used in wills that refers to descendants of a common ancestor or branch of a family.

COMPLAINT

Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states a... (more...)
Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states and in some types of legal actions, such as divorce, complaints are called petitions and the person filing is called the petitioner. To complete the initial stage of a lawsuit, the plaintiff's complaint must be served on the defendant, who then has the opportunity to respond by filing an answer. In practice, few lawyers prepare complaints from scratch. Instead they use -- and sometimes modify -- pre-drafted complaints widely available in form books.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Alfonso v. Skadden

... 22, 1999, 76th Leg., RS, ch. 34, § 2, 1999 Tex. Gen. Laws 52, 70 ("This Act takes effect September 1, 1999, and applies to a motion or other request for relief made in a child custody proceeding or to enforce a child custody determination that is commenced on or after that date. ...

In re MPB

... issues. In re v. VLK, 24 SW3d 338, 343 (Tex. 2000). Chapter 156 modification suits raise additional policy concerns such as stability for the child and the need to prevent constant litigation in child custody cases. Id. The Legislature ...

Waltenburg v. Waltenburg

... The outcome of this appeal hinges on whether, under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), the Arizona court had jurisdiction over a child-custody proceeding filed before the child was born. ...