We are in Tarrant County Texas. The court orderd 50% from each party. Final hearing set for JAnuary 27, 2013 and Mediation set for July 27, 2012
Family Law Attorney
The case will not be assigned to a caseworker until the fee is paid in full. There's no way that Tarrant County will be able to complete a social study by July 27. If one party wants to pay the entire fee then that party can do so to get the social study moving.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Typically a social study is ordered so the Judge will know more about the parents and their respective homes. Typically a social worker or someone trained in this will be appointed to visit with the parents at their respective homes along with the child(ren). The social worker will prepare a report, make a recommendation and file it with the clerk. Typically, the Judge will Order the fees split 50/50. Most of the times these fees are not that expensive.
Child Custody Lawyer
Your best is to consult a local attorney so he or she can give you a complete legal analysis of your situation.
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