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Not All Family Law Issues Need to Go to Court

August 25, 2017 Posted in Our Blog

Texas courtrooms are busy places and essential when addressing criminal complaints and child protection issues. Still, an experienced Dallas family law attorney would advise clients that busy court...

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Sealed TX Adoption Records Don’t Always Prevent Access to Vital Info

July 26, 2017 Posted in Adoption

In accordance with Texas Family Code, Texas adoption and termination records are sealed. However, adoptees and both biological and adoptive family members may have good reason to view the information,...

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How Much Weight Do Texas Courts Place on Custody Wishes of the Children?

June 26, 2017 Posted in Child Custody

As a general rule, both parents know what is best for their children, but when parents decide to divorce, their opinions often diverge when it comes to child custody decisions. Many factors go into...

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Proposed Bill Would Make Divorce More Difficult and Expensive

May 26, 2017 Posted in Divorce, Our Blog

One Texas State Representative closed out 2016 by proposing two Bills, according to an article in San Antonio Current.

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Grandparents Can Take Legal Action to Gain Access to the Children of Divorce

April 28, 2017 Posted in Divorce, Our Blog

Even after divorce, parents generally recognize the importance of providing their children with quality time with both sets of grandparents. Unfortunately, the contentious nature of divorce sometimes...

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Dissolving Common Law Marriage is Still Divorce

March 29, 2017 Posted in Our Blog

Contrary to common myth, no TX law declares that two people are married under common law (known as informal marriage) just because they live together for a specific number of years. Particularly if...

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What Does Joint Custody Really Mean?

February 13, 2017 Posted in Child Custody

Few issues of divorce are as emotionally-charged as those that cause parents to lose time with their children. This is why many parents fight hard to gain sole custody of their children — or at...

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Spousal Support May Require Preparation for Independence During the Divorce Process

January 26, 2017 Posted in Divorce

Not all parties of divorce are financially prepared to live on their own once the court signs the Final Decree of Divorce. However, according to the Texas Family Code, receipt of spousal maintenance...

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Advanced Preparation Makes Adult Name Changes Easier

January 12, 2017 Posted in Our Blog

An adult name may not be unique like a Social Security number, but it is still attached to a wide array of legal relationships. Assuming that the reasons for changing a name (such as returning to...

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Children May Need Their Own Attorneys in Certain Family Law Issues

December 22, 2016 Posted in Our Blog

By law, any legal decisions involving children must first and foremost serve their best interests. Particularly in divorce cases, both parents retain their own attorneys and they generally negotiate...

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