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Category: Adoption

What to Expect in Texas Divorce Court

What to Expect in Texas Divorce Court

The things that you have to expect in family law courts in Texas could be one of the things you are concerned about. If you have just filed for divorce or recently started a child custody case, you would surely have a lot of questions about how things go in the family courts in Texas. […]

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Does my Ex-Spouse and His New Wife have the Right to Adopt My Child?

Does my Ex-Spouse and His New Wife have the Right to Adopt My Child?

After the divorce has been declared final, the two ex-spouses have to face their new lives. They have to live with the terms of the divorce. This includes matters on child custody , visitation rights, child support, and alimony.  There is a big possibility that one or both ex-spouses will remarry. This should not be […]

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Texas Adoption Tips

Texas Adoption Tips

Adoption in Texas is just one of the types of cases family law attorneys must deal with at times. Family law is indeed an area of law that has its own difficult circumstances. It’s mostly because family law attorneys have to deal with individual families who are going through the toughest period in their life. […]

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How to Adopt an Adult in Texas

How to Adopt an Adult in Texas

When hearing the word “adoption”, child adoption comes to mind by default rather than adult adoption. The latter goes through a much easier process than the former because not a lot of other individuals’ consent are needed for adoption to be successful. In Texas, a number of reasons why an adoption of an adult takes […]

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Adoption Costs in Texas

Adoption Costs in Texas

Child adoption costs are one of the major considerations potential adoptive parents have when they consider adopting a child in Texas. There are a lot of preparations you’d have to go through if you are planning to adopt a child in Texas. You should definitely consider the emotional aspects of the adoption, as well as […]

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The Basics of Stepparent Adoption in Texas

The Basics of Stepparent Adoption in Texas

Stepparent adoption cases are not exactly the most common type of cases a family law attorney encounters. When it does happen, the other parent of the child is usually deceased or at least not actively involved with the child. This is usually the part of the case which is conflicted. The thing is, in order […]

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Is Infertility a Ground for Divorce?

Is Infertility a Ground for Divorce?

Infertility, or when a woman is unable to conceive a child, is not a ground for divorce in Texas laws. Hence, it cannot be used as a means to dissolve a valid marriage. According to Texas family laws, there are only seven (7) grounds for divorce, and infertility does not fall into any of them. […]

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Adoption in Texas

Adoption in Texas

I. What is Adoption Adoption is when a person legally takes on the rights and obligations of being a parent to a child that is not his or her biological child. This means that those rights that originally belonged to the biological parents will be legally transferred to another person who is unrelated to the […]

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What Can the Adopted Child Inherit?

What Can the Adopted Child Inherit?

Can the adopted child inherit from his or her adoptive parents? Yes. Under the Texas Probate Code, when a child is adopted legally or formally, they are treated in the same footing as a natural-born child of the adoptive parents. Therefore, if the decedent dies without a will, the adopted child has the same inheritance […]

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How To Adopt in Texas

How To Adopt in Texas

Adopting a child is a big step and a decision that needs a lot of thinking through. A person who wishes to adopt assumes all the same legal rights and responsibilities as the biological or natural parent of the one being adopted. There are a couple of legal formalities to go through and this is […]

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