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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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High Net Worth Divorce Does Not Have to Be High Stress

December 8, 2016 Posted in Divorce

Significant conflict within a relationship leads to just about every divorce and that conflict naturally flows through the actual divorce process as well. Even after many years of marriage, the...

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Establishing Paternity Resolves an Array of Issues

November 25, 2016 Posted in Our Blog, Paternity Testing

In accordance with Texas law, husbands are presumed to be the biological fathers of any children born within a marriage. When children are born out of wedlock, however, mothers often go through a...

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Allowable Grounds for Texas No-Fault Divorce

November 11, 2016 Posted in Divorce

Texas is a no-fault divorce state, but this does not mean that the fault of one party cannot enter into the process. When spouses first seek legal advice about the possibility of filing for divorce,...

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Choosing Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

September 28, 2016 Posted in Divorce

It would be illogical to expect that the marital disagreements that lead to divorce would suddenly disappear so the parties might easily negotiate a variety of important settlement issues. Yet, each...

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Texas Courts Give Common Law Marriage Rights to Survivors in Same-Sex Marriages

September 23, 2016 Posted in Our Blog

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in June 2015, it took a huge leap toward ensuring that committed gay couples can move forward with the same rights as traditional...

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Non-Payment of Child Support Does Not Justify Withholding of Visitation

September 21, 2016 Posted in Child Support

The final divorce decree serves as a type of contract whereby both parties are expected to abide by every condition without fail. All too often, however, either party attempts to break one or more...

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The Three Components of Texas Child Custody Decisions

September 16, 2016 Posted in Child Custody

It is important to ensure that the best interests of the children are served until they reach adulthood. That said, dealing with the legal issues that determine the relationships with and...

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Understanding the Texas Adoption and Foster Care Processes

September 14, 2016 Posted in Adoption

In a perfect world, every child would be part of a loving family unit. Unfortunately, at any given time, the children listed with the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS) alone can...

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