Posted on | August 20, 2011 | No Comments
Denton County Divorce Attorney: Denton Countyhas standing orders that will be implemented when a divorce or family law case is filed. No party to the lawsuit requests the order; it is adopted by the court to protect the parties, their children and property while the case is pending. While a judge will most certainly reprimand a party that violates any of the rules in the standing orders there are three rules that apply to children that you want to make sure you do not violate. Rule 1.3 states that neither party is allowed to hide the children from the other party. Because initially there are no orders regarding which parent the children will live with both parents have equal possession rights to the children. Often times this will lead to one parent not allowing the other parent access to the children. Parents cannot hide the children from the other parent and doing so will likely have negative consequences to the parent violating this rule. Rule 1.6 states that neither party is allowed to discuss the litigation with the children. Many times parents will purposely or inadvertently discuss the divorce with the children. This is a huge mistake. Judges do not look kindly on this type of behavior, so you should avoid doing this. Rule 1.7 states that in an original divorce action neither party is allowed to have a person who they are romantically involved with stay overnight (10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) while they are in possession of their children. Violating these rules could have serious implications for you if you are in a custody battle.
For more information contact The Wright Firm, L.L.P. at 972-353-4600 and speak with one of our Denton County Family Law Lawyers (phones answered 24 hours a day) or visit our website at www.thewrightlawyers.com.