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  • Parenting Plans & Exception to Dispute Resolution Process
    Parenting Plans & Exception to Dispute Resolution Process

    In most cases, a final order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship must include a parenting plan. The following orders are not required to include a parenting plan: (1) an order that only ...

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  • The Mediator's Proposal
    The Mediator's Proposal

    If the parties to a mediation seem to be at an impasse, a powerful and effective tool in the mediator’s toolbox is the “mediator’s proposal.” Here is how it works: the mediator makes the same proposal ...

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  • How to Select Your Mediator
    How to Select Your Mediator

    At a minimum, a mediator must be qualified under the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code by completing a minimum of 40 classroom hours of dispute resolution training by an organization approved by ...

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  • Who is Legally Responsible for the Conduct of a Child?
    Who is Legally Responsible for the Conduct of a Child?

    Adult Liability for Conduct of a Child A parent or other person who has the duty of control and discipline of a child is liable for any property damage proximately caused by: (1) the negligent conduct ...

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  • Child Support Slackers Can Have Their License Suspended
    Child Support Slackers Can Have Their License Suspended

    A person who does not pay child support could be subject to a non-renewal or suspension of a license or car registration. This covers vocational licenses, professional licenses, driver’s licenses and ...

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  • Failure to Pay Child Support is a Crime
    Failure to Pay Child Support is a Crime

    Criminal Nonsupport Intentionally or knowingly failing to provide support for a child who is younger than 18 years of age, or who is the subject of a court order requiring the individual to support ...

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