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Category: Domestic Violence

My Spouse has a Drug Addiction, What Now?

My Spouse has a Drug Addiction, What Now?

Drug addiction in any way is not beneficial to anybody. It is even more detrimental when more people become affected by just one person’s drug addiction. One of the many examples of being affected by drug addiction is in the family. When Drug Addiction or Substance Abuse is in the picture, it is very dangerous […]

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Divorcing With Domestic Violence

Divorcing With Domestic Violence

It is a sad reality that there are other families that get involved in violence. These are unforeseen factors before the marriage, which usually happens because the abuser has abnormalities in the brain, or is indulged in drugs or alcohol. Indeed, there are many cases in the country where violence is the biggest reason for […]

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CPS Parent Resoure Guide Part 9: Family Group Decision-Making

CPS Parent Resoure Guide Part 9:  Family Group Decision-Making

Studies have shown that parents who work  with a support network made up of family, friends, neighbors, community members and teachers are more likely to have their cases successfully dismissed while the children in these cases are less likely to end up in foster care long term.   Family Group Meetings are organized by CPS […]

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Divorcing With Domestic Violence

Divorcing With Domestic Violence

It is a sad reality that there are other families that get involved in violence. These are unforeseen factors before the marriage, which usually happens because the abuser has abnormalities in the brain, or is indulged in drugs or alcohol. Indeed, there are many cases in the country where violence is the biggest reason for […]

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Domestic Violence: Child Custody and Family Law

Domestic Violence: Child Custody and Family Law

Domestic violence can have devastating effects on children . Batterers often use children to manipulate their partners. While the relationship continues, batterers may threaten to take custody of, kidnap or harm the children if the victim reports the abuse. After a battered woman leaves a relationship, batterers may use child custody disputes, visitation and joint […]

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Protective Orders: When Words Fail

Protective Orders: When Words Fail

There are a number of common confusions regarding protective orders and how and why to seek one, and even what a protective order can do. Protective orders are the main mechanism that the court system uses to protect people from other people. As opposed to a stay away order, a violation of a protective order is […]

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Divorce: Do’s and Don’ts

Divorce: Do’s and Don’ts

Occasionally, someone will come to me before things have gotten to the breaking point looking for advice for what to do to prepare for a divorce if they decide to do it, and perhaps a referral for a therapist in the meantime. This is great, and I love dealing with situations like these (even if […]

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Sexual Harassment and Marriage and Divorce

Sexual Harassment and Marriage and Divorce

A lot of sexual harassment cases have come to light lately. Recently, the #MeToo movement has been really going loud and strong to the point that even ‘invincible’ public figures have been accused and even admitted to sexually harassing someone in the workplace. Because of this, even those sexual impropriety committed by men and women […]

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What You Should Know About Protective Orders and Name Changes

What You Should Know About Protective Orders and Name Changes

Protective orders and name changes are some of the things that a party could want in a family law case. It is commonly needed when certain actions from a spouse or partner necessitate a request for protective orders from the court. This is pretty common in the presence of family violence. Family violence is basically […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

Residency Requirements and Divorce Procedures How long should I live in Texas before I can file for divorce in a Texas court? Either you or your spouse should have lived in Texas, at least in the past six months. You should be a resident of the county where the court is located for at least […]

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