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Divorce – Does It Matter Who Files First?

Clients often ask the question, “Does it make a difference who files for divorce first?” Regardless of the circumstances, the answer to the question is always “Yes.” Sometimes, the client does not want the divorce. They are seeking representation because their spouse has expressed that they want a divorce. Other times, the client is seeking […]

Texas Foster Care System Up for Revamp

It should not take something drastic for the state to realize that the child protection system of Texas needs a complete overhaul, but unfortunately, that is what has happened right here in Texas. According to Chron, Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies initiated an investigation after Child Protective Services (CPS) decided to remove seven adopted children […]

Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

It seems that this question comes up more and more lately with clients. Two people are planning on getting married; one of them has a house, a business, vehicles, and a substantial savings account, while the other has no real assets besides a car. Or, an older couple decides to get married. The couple’s children […]

Understanding the Child Custody Laws in Texas

If you are going through a divorce or a separation – or are planning to go through one or the other – and you and your spouse have children, it is crucial that you have a good understanding of the child custody laws in Texas. If you or your ex-spouse have encountered a life change, […]

Texas Child Protective Services – Protecting Texas Children?

While too many parents are fighting the Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) for allegations that are not true, there are tens of thousands of children in the state of Texas that are believed to be in imminent danger of either abuse or neglect, according to The Dallas Morning News. In fact, over the course of […]

Texas Restraining Orders vs. Protective Orders – Is There a Difference?

People often use the terms “restraining orders” and “protective orders” interchangeably, however, there is a crucial distinction between the two orders. If you need to obtain either one of these orders in Texas, you will want to learn what your options are by understanding the differences between them. In the event of a divorce, your […]

Texas Foreign Adoptions and Immigration

Adoptive parents often have the same common question about foreign adoptions in Texas: “Does U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require additional paperwork?” Foreign adoptions and the immigration process can get incredibly confusing and stressful, especially after you have already found a child and fallen in love with him or her. A Texas adoption lawyer […]

What Happens When You Die Without A Will In Texas?

The creation of a will fills many with hesitant emotions. Although a will is linked to the inevitable end we must all face, its creation also represents an incredible sense of responsibility and control of one’s assets. The creation of a will gives a sense of security as well as the unfolding of your foresight […]

Texas Will Tie Car Registration To Child Support

The divorce or separation of a couple with a child may create no greater point of contention or dispute than the issues surrounding child support. There are many factors that determine if, as well as how much, child support may be ordered from a parent. Despite the ending of a relationship between two consenting adults […]

Common Law (Informal) Marriage In Texas

There are many misconceptions when it comes to what is considered and what is not considered a common law marriage in the State of Texas. Typically, people believe that if a man and woman live together for an extended period of time, their union may translate into a common law marriage. However, common law marriage […]