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How does a history of violence impact child custody proceedings? P.3

We’ve been looking in recent posts at how courts approach child custody determination in cases where there is a history of domestic violence or sexual abuse. As we noted, courts take domestic violence sexual into account when determining whether to appoint a party as a sole or joint managing conservator and are bound to certain limitations in appointing joint managing conservators and possessory conservators when there is evidence of abuse or violence.

How does a history of violence impact child custody proceedings? P.2

Previously, we began discussing the impact domestic violence, sexual abuse and violent crime can have in child custody proceedings. As we noted, such matters are very important to family courts in determining the best interests of the child. Judges are, under Texas law, barred from appointing joint managing conservators when there is credible evidence of child neglect, or of physical or sexual abuse against the other parent, a spouse or a child.

How does a history of violence impact child custody proceedings?

Last time, we began looking at grandparents’ rights in child custody cases in Texas As we noted, courts in Texas will only grant a grandparent’s request for possession or access to a child, otherwise known as custody or visitation, if specific circumstances are adequately proven.

Grandparents’ right to petition for custody in Texas, P.2

Last time, we began looking at grandparents’ rights in child custody cases in Texas As we noted, courts in Texas will only grant a grandparent’s request for possession or access to a child, otherwise known as custody or visitation, if specific circumstances are adequately proven.

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