Board certified in family law, Mark L. Scroggins is an aggressive and experienced... more
Board certified in family law, Mark L. Scroggins is an aggressive and experienced trial attorney with a sound understanding of business matters that serves him well in family law. An accomplished speaker and author, Mr. Scroggins has practiced family law throughout the state of Texas for over 20 years. He has written about family law matters for Texas Lawyer and has spoken about litigation tech... view profile
Mr. Martin received his law degree from Southern Methodist University, with honors,... more
Mr. Martin received his law degree from Southern Methodist University, with honors, in 1986. He was admitted to the Texas bar that same year. While at Southern Methodist University, Mr. Martin was selected for the Order of Barristers, the Order of the Coif. He was also a member of the Board of Editors of Southwestern Law Journal. After graduation from law school, Mr. Martin continued to dis... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.