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Don't just pick up and travel abroad with your kids post-divorce

iStock-1006697132.jpgWhen you and your child's other parent divorce, it's common for you to want to maintain a semblance of normalcy in their lives. If you have traditionally traveled abroad with your kids to visit family or on a school break before, then you may assume that you can continue to do so once you and your ex split up. That's not always the case though. It could leave you at risk of losing custody and put you at risk for criminal charges if you do.

Adopting your stepchild: Things to consider

iStock-1132579618.jpgLegally adopting your stepchild is a big step. Doing so offers a lot of benefits, the main one being that you and your stepchild officially become "family." That gives you certain rights to custody and visitation if you and your spouse divorce. It also imposes a support obligation on you for that child's welfare. Your stepchild also gains inheritance rights and the right to important benefits if you should die.

Accolades & Achievements

Brandon, Karen, Michael, Megan Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2019 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization