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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

CONSORTIUM

(1) A group of separate individuals or companies that come together to undertake an enterprise or transaction that is beyond the means of any one member. For ex... (more...)
(1) A group of separate individuals or companies that come together to undertake an enterprise or transaction that is beyond the means of any one member. For example, a group of local businesses may form a consortium to fund and construct a new office complex. (2) The duties and rights associated with marriage. Consortium includes all the tangible and intangible benefits that one spouse derives from the other, including material support, companionship, affection, guidance and sexual relations. The term may arise in a lawsuit if a spouse brings a claim against a third party for 'loss of consortium' after the other spouse is injured or killed.

IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES

Differences between spouses that are considered sufficiently severe to make married life together more or less impossible. In a number of states, irreconcilable... (more...)
Differences between spouses that are considered sufficiently severe to make married life together more or less impossible. In a number of states, irreconcilable differences is the accepted ground for a no-fault divorce. As a practical matter, courts seldom, if ever, inquire into what the differences actually are, and routinely grant a divorce as long as the party seeking the divorce says the couple has irreconcilable differences. Compare incompatibility; irremediable breakdown.

MISREPRESENTATION

A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapabl... (more...)
A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapable of having children, he has misrepresented himself.

FOSTER CARE

Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents h... (more...)
Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents have a legal responsibility to care for their foster children, but do not have all the rights of a biological parent--for example, they may have limited rights to discipline the children, to raise them according to a certain religion or to authorize non-emergency medical procedures for them. The foster parents do not become the child's legal parents unless the biological parents' rights are terminated by a court and the foster parents adopt the child. This is not typically encouraged, as the goal of foster care is to provide temporary support for the children until they can be returned to their parents. See also foster child.

ACKNOWLEDGED FATHER

The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and t... (more...)
The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and the child's mother. An acknowledged father must pay child support.

CONFINEMENT IN PRISON

In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of ... (more...)
In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of years.

HOME STUDY

An investigation of prospective adoptive parents to make sure they are fit to raise a child, required by all states. Common areas of inquiry include financial s... (more...)
An investigation of prospective adoptive parents to make sure they are fit to raise a child, required by all states. Common areas of inquiry include financial stability, marital stability, lifestyles and other social factors, physical and mental health and criminal history.

PROVOCATION

The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going t... (more...)
The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going through. For example, if a wife suing for divorce claims that her husband abandoned her, the husband might defend the suit on the grounds that she provoked the abandonment by driving him out of the house.

EMANCIPATION

The act of freeing someone from restraint or bondage. For example, on January 1, 1863, slaves in the confederate states were declared free by an executive order... (more...)
The act of freeing someone from restraint or bondage. For example, on January 1, 1863, slaves in the confederate states were declared free by an executive order of President Lincoln, known as the 'Emancipation Proclamation.' After the Civil War, this emancipation was extended to the entire country and made law by the ratification of the thirteenth amendment to the Constitution. Nowadays, emancipation refers to the point at which a child is free from parental control. It occurs when the child's parents no longer perform their parental duties and surrender their rights to the care, custody and earnings of their minor child. Emancipation may be the result of a voluntary agreement between the parents and child, or it may be implied from their acts and ongoing conduct. For example, a child who leaves her parents' home and becomes entirely self-supporting without their objection is considered emancipated, while a child who goes to stay with a friend or relative and gets a part-time job is not. Emancipation may also occur when a minor child marries or enters the military.

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. ...