Sunday, July 08, 2007

Separation and Child Custody in Texas Divorce Cases

In Texas divorce cases where there may be a custody battle, the parties need to be very cautious about moving out of the marital home.

Moving out of the family home without your children, even if temporarily, puts your chances of getting primary conservatorship at risk. This is because few Texas judges want to uproot children and move them to a different location if it can be avoided.

Parties should make formal arrangments with their spouses about what conditions for access and possession will be granted. Normally in Texas divorce cases, this means entering temporary orders with the Court prior to moving from the home.