Yearly Archives: 2019

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5 Considerations with Child Custody in a Texas Divorce

By | December 27th, 2019|Categories: Divorce|

Divorce is rarely a simple, easy process. Having children involved adds complications to the process. Custody is often one of the most hotly contested elements, and if you’re about to go through a divorce or it is on the horizon, you’ll need to know a few things about what to expect when it comes to child [...]

4 Things You Didn’t Know about Divorce in Texas

By | December 20th, 2019|Categories: Divorce|

Divorce was once relatively uncommon because it was rarely granted except on exceptional grounds. There was also a social stigma associated with it. Today, things have changed dramatically. Divorce has become much more widely accepted and easier to file for, as well. However, there are a few things that many Texas residents don’t know about pursuing [...]

An Overview of the Texas Arrest and Court Processes: What You Need to Know

By | December 13th, 2019|Categories: Court Process|

No one sets out to be arrested. However, for thousands of people across the state of Texas, it becomes a reality. Being arrested, finding yourself in jail, and going before a judge can all be daunting, stressful things. This guide will help you understand what you should expect and do at each stage.   Arrested   [...]

Juvenile Crime in Texas: Frequently Asked Questions

By | December 6th, 2019|Categories: Juvenile Crime|

While the vast majority of crimes in Texas are committed by adults, juveniles can also be arrested and charged. For both parents and children, this can be a frightening time, so it is important to know a few things going into it. Below, we’ll discuss some of the most important questions regarding juvenile crime in Texas, [...]

What You Should Know If You’ve Been Arrested for Possession of Marijuana (POM)

By | October 25th, 2019|Categories: Drug Crimes|

All across the country, marijuana laws are slowly relaxing. Some states have decriminalized marijuana for medical use. Others have even decriminalized recreational use. Texas is moving toward more relaxed laws, but much of that shift is unintentional and, while the penalties for possession have been slightly reduced, the Lone Star State is still not really marijuana-friendly. [...]

What Types of Bail Are Available in Texas?

By | October 18th, 2019|Categories: Bonds|

If arrested in the state of Texas, a judge will usually set bail. By paying the bail amount, you can be released from jail, generally on your own recognizance. The bail money is held until your court date to ensure that you show up. Most people are familiar with the idea of bail as a result [...]

Texas Divorce FAQs: What All Divorcing Couples Should Know

By | October 11th, 2019|Categories: Divorce|

Divorce is rarely a simple thing. This is particularly true if you and your spouse are unable to agree on even basic things, like property division or child custody. They can become bitter, drawn-out legal battles that leave scars on both sides. Just navigating the divorce process in Texas can be challenging, and having some basic [...]

What Is an Agreed Divorce and Is It Right for Your Situation?

By | October 4th, 2019|Categories: Divorce|

Divorce is never a simple thing, but some situations can be less complicated and rancorous than others. If you and your soon to be ex can come to terms on your own and can be amicable throughout the process, an agreed divorce might be the best option for you.   What’s an Agreed Divorce?   You [...]

Can My Child Choose the Parent She Wants to Live with in a Divorce?

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Divorce can be tough. Child custody battles in particular can be drawn out, bitter, and damaging. Both parents can suffer, and it is especially hard on a child involved in the process. The goal of child support, visitation, and custody agreements are to help provide the best environment for your child, and their wishes do count [...]

What You Need to Know about Spousal Support in Texas

By | September 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

While it is becoming rarer with time, Texas does provide for spousal support after a divorce. This has important ramifications for both parties in the divorce and should be understood before going to court. In this brief guide, we’ll outline some of the most important things you should know.   What Is Spousal Support? Is It [...]

How Do I Get Visitation Rights to My Child in Texas?

By | September 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Divorce is never a simple process, particularly when there is a child or multiple children involved. Both parents want to spare their children the pain and upset involved in a divorce and a prolonged, bitter custody battle, but sometimes there is no other path.   Even once custody has been set, it can be challenging for [...]

The Texas Child Custody Interview: What to Know about the Process

By | September 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you and your spouse have divorced and have a child, he or she can make their preference for custodial parent known. Beginning at age 12, your child has the right to request an interview with a judge to determine if a change in custody is warranted. Prior to 2009, this process began with an affidavit [...]

A Closer Look at the Texas DWI Process

By | August 30th, 2019|Categories: DWI|

Each day, people across the state of Texas are charged with DWI, or driving while intoxicated. Even if it is your first such charge, it’s very serious. It can also be very nerve-wracking. Understanding the Texas DWI process can help to alleviate some of your worry and help you make informed decisions at key points along [...]

What You Need to Know about DWI in Texas

By | August 23rd, 2019|Categories: DWI|

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, someone is hurt or killed in an auto accident involving alcohol in the state every 20 minutes. A charge of DWI, or driving while intoxicated, can carry with it some very steep penalties. If you are facing legal charges, there are things that you must know.   What’s the [...]

Understanding Probable Cause in Texas DWI Cases

By | August 16th, 2019|Categories: DWI|

DWI is a serious problem throughout the state of Texas. Each year, the number of DWI-related accidents and injuries climbs, leading to stiffer enforcement. However, that does not mean that officers can order a blood test for no reason on a random traffic stop. They must have probable cause. Without probable cause, the case falls apart. [...]

How to Defend Against DWI Charges in Texas

By | August 9th, 2019|Categories: DWI|

DWI is a serious crime and, if you are found guilty, you could be facing up to a year in jail just for a first-time offense. Second and third-time offenses carry even harsher consequences. However, being charged with DWI does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of a crime. There are actually quite a few [...]

Assault Family Violence – What Is It?

By | July 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Assault family violence is just a type of assault. It has the same elements as all other assaults. What makes it different is that a judge makes a finding of family violence if the alleged victim was a member of the accused’s household as defined by the Family Code. What conduct constitutes assault: -intentionally, knowingly, or [...]

Texas Juvenile Criminal Defense: Frequently Asked Questions

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

With the rise in teen and young adult crimes, more and more parents and guardians, as well as teenagers themselves, find it necessary to navigate the Texas juvenile criminal defense process. It can vary a lot from the process that adults go through, and it is important that you have a good grasp on how things [...]

Understanding How the Texas Juvenile Justice System Works

By | July 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Teen crime is a serious problem, and too many people assume that just because someone accused of a crime is under the age of 18, they will get a free pass. The Texas juvenile justice system can have a lasting impact on your child and can even leave them with a criminal record before they become [...]

The Most Common Crimes Committed by Texas Teens During the Summer

By | July 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

We tend to think of summer as a time for family vacations and fun in the sun. Maybe you’re headed to the Gulf Coast, or perhaps you’re just looking forward to more time with the family during the day when the kids would usually be in school. Summer is definitely a time for togetherness, but it’s [...]

5 Tips to Help Prevent Teen Crime

By | July 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Teen crime in Texas continues to climb. It is particularly high during the summer months when students are out of school and many teens lack parental supervision. However, there has been an increase throughout all months of the year. In Texas, those under the age of 18 are prosecuted differently than adults, but even a seemingly [...]

What You Need to Know about Co-Parenting with an Unreasonable Ex

By | June 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

There is nothing simple about divorce, particularly when there is a child involved. It is one of the single most stressful events in your life. Once the divorce is over, you hope that you can put it all behind you. You breathe a deep sigh of relief, steel your reserve, and begin venturing out into your [...]

What You Need to Do to Prepare for a Social Study Evaluation

By | June 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Divorce is rarely a clear-cut, simple matter, particularly when children are involved. Many Texas couples face the prospect of contested child custody and even access to children in some cases. In these instances, a court will order what is called a social study evaluation to be completed. For instance, you and your spouse have decided a [...]

What to Know If You Have Been Arrested for Drug Possession

By | June 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

When it comes to criminal charges in the state of Texas, drug-related arrests are the most common in recent years. This is due to a number of factors, including a crackdown by law enforcement on drug-related activities, as well as a greater influx of drugs into the state. For those facing drug-related charges, it can be [...]

What to Do If You Suspect You Are the Victim of Parental Alienation

By | June 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Divorce is difficult, stressful, and frustrating on its own. Toss children into the mix and things become exponentially more challenging and there are even more potential problems that can rear their heads. One of those is parental alienation – it’s a terrible situation that drives a wedge between a parent and their child, and even between [...]

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