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The Rise of Grey Divorce in Texas: Navigating Divorce Later in Life
Jerry W. Tidwell, Jr.

Divorce is a life-altering event that can happen at any stage of a marriage. In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in divorces among older individuals, often referred to as “grey divorce.” This phenomenon brings unique challenges and considerations in Texas family law cases. In this blog post, we will dive into the…

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Understanding the “Fit Parent Presumption”
Jerry W. Tidwell, Jr.

Introduction: The Texas Supreme Court case C.J.C. addressed a contentious issue in family law: the “fit parent presumption.” This legal principle has a significant impact on child custody battles, as it can affect who receives custody of a child. In this blog post, we will explain the “fit parent presumption” and its significance in the…

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“Grandparent Rights”
Jerry W. Tidwell, Jr.

In Texas, there is no specific “grandparent rights” statute that grants grandparents automatic custody or visitation rights. However, under certain circumstances, grandparents may be able to seek custody or visitation of their grandchildren through the courts. Texas law allows grandparents to file a lawsuit requesting access to their grandchildren if: In these cases, the court…

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What Parents Need to Know about Child Custody Laws in Texas
Jerry W. Tidwell, Jr.

When couples divorce, or when unmarried people have children together, they will need to decide who has custody of the children. Child custody can be simple or complicated, depending on whether the parents can reach an agreement between themselves. At Tidwell Law Firm, we have represented numerous parents seeking custody of their children, and we…

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What Parents Need to Know About Texas Child Support Laws
Jerry W. Tidwell, Jr.

Being a parent is one of the most wonderful things in the world, but the job also comes with a host of responsibilities and obligations. One such responsibility is that of providing for your child financially. Married parents that live together are presumably both raising a child together. When divorced parents raise a child, providing…

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