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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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Everything You Need to Know About Parental Alienation

Everything You Need to Know About Parental Alienation

When a divorce comes into play in the family, the day to day events and challenges will change not only for the spouses, but for the rest of the family as well. When the relationship of both parents come to an end, the law gives the spouses the opportunity to go through the whole process […]

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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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9 Steps to File for a Divorce in Texas

9 Steps to File for a Divorce in Texas

Texas follows a uniform process when it comes to filing for a divorce. The process applies to church marriage, common-law marriage and even same-sex marriage. This article will guide you through the typical steps taken in the process of acquiring divorce in Texas. The Procedure: An Original Petition for Divorce shall be filed with the […]

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Temporary Orders and Temporary Restraining Orders

Temporary Orders and Temporary Restraining Orders

Temporary Orders In the context of Family Law, there are many documents and orders that need to be taken into consideration in order to protect the family and the individuals that consist it. While there are families that are not successful together in the long run, it is acknowledged by the court that steps need […]

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Gay Marriage and State Sovereignty

Gay Marriage and State Sovereignty

There has been a lot of discussion recently in regards the recently proposed House Bill 623 . This bill essentially proposes to allow Texas to circumvent federal court decisions in regards to declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional. However, rather than continue the discussion of whether gay marriage should or should not be legal, this bill […]

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Family Law: First Client Interview

Family Law: First Client Interview

There are a lot of things that I like to cover in a first client interview. As a board stroke, the first thing I like to go over with clients is determining what the current status quo is. This is important for a number of reasons, but primarily because a judge’s predisposition at a temporary […]

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Texas Judicial Appointments Are Extremely Odd!

Texas Judicial Appointments Are Extremely Odd!

So, there was recently a judicial election in Tarrant County. But most of the voters probably had no idea. And even if they did, they wouldn’t get to cast a ballot. Why is that, you might ask? Well, that’s because only Republican precinct chairs have any say regarding the candidates for two state district court […]

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Welcome to the Texas Family Law Blog!

Welcome to the Texas Family Law Blog!

This is just a quick introductory post to let everyone know what I intend to do with this blog. There are a couple purposes, one of which is occasionally I see an issue that intrigues me, or that I simply want to rant a bit about. Another reason is that I see a lot of […]

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What are the Tax Ramifications of Your Divorce?

What are the Tax Ramifications of Your Divorce?

Sooner or later in your divorce, you will have to consider negotiating a divorce settlement. When you do, you might find it helpful to make your negotiations with taxes in mind. When you are in the middle of an intense negotiation session regarding your divorce settlement, you might find yourself just wanting it all to […]

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