• Texas Adoptions: Why securing an experienced attorney is crucial

      Adopting a child (or an adult) is perhaps one of the most profound, emotionally intense, and life-changing events you will ever experience. Your life, the adoptee’s life, and the life of the birth ...

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    • How Do You Modify or Terminate Alimony?

      Sometimes after a divorce there are reasons that the spousal maintenance or alimony needs to be modified or terminated. There are clear standards for changing the terms of the alimony that was ordered ...

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    • Child Support Slackers Can Have Their License Suspended

      A person who does not pay child support could be subject to a non-renewal or suspension of a license or car registration. This covers vocational licenses, professional licenses, driver’s licenses and ...

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    • Failure to Pay Child Support is a Crime

      Criminal Nonsupport Intentionally or knowingly failing to provide support for a child who is younger than 18 years of age, or who is the subject of a court order requiring the individual to support ...

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    • What are the Rights and Duties of an Employer to Withhold Income?

      One of the tools that a court has available to assure that alimony and child support is paid on time each month is through a court order to withhold alimony and child support payment from each ...

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    • Easing Communication in Divorce

      Communicating in the divorce process can be challenging and stressful, but the Collaborative Divorce process is one way of making things easier on you and your family. For those who don’t know, ...

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    • Peaceful Negotiations: Consider a Collaborative Divorce

      The end of a marriage can feel like the end of your life as you know it. Dozens of seemingly unanswerable questions loom ahead: Who gets to keep the house? How will I face my parents when they find ...

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    • How Do You Modify or Terminate Alimony?

      Sometimes after a divorce there are reasons that the spousal maintenance or alimony needs to be modified or terminated. There are clear standards for changing the terms of the alimony that was ordered ...

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    • The Mediator's Proposal

      If the parties to a mediation seem to be at an impasse, a powerful and effective tool in the mediator’s toolbox is the “mediator’s proposal.” Here is how it works: the mediator makes the same proposal ...

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    • Who is Legally Responsible for the Conduct of a Child?

      Adult Liability for Conduct of a Child A parent or other person who has the duty of control and discipline of a child is liable for any property damage proximately caused by: (1) the negligent conduct ...

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    • The Mediator's Proposal

      If the parties to a mediation seem to be at an impasse, a powerful and effective tool in the mediator’s toolbox is the “mediator’s proposal.” Here is how it works: the mediator makes the same proposal ...

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    • How to Select Your Mediator

      At a minimum, a mediator must be qualified under the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code by completing a minimum of 40 classroom hours of dispute resolution training by an organization approved by ...

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    • Parenting Plans & Exception to Dispute Resolution Process

      In most cases, a final order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship must include a parenting plan. The following orders are not required to include a parenting plan: (1) an order that only ...

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    • Same-Sex Marriage is Legal - What That Means to Texas

      In late June 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that states could no longer prohibit same-sex marriages. The result was that in Texas same sex couples were able to be legally married for the first time. ...

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