Here come the Holidays… Review your Visitation Orders!!

WELL… I say it every year and I’m going to say it again! It is time to review your visitation orders and think about your holiday schedule! A lot of conflict can be prevented by reviewing your plans in advance.   Make sure that your court orders really say what…

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Living in an Abusive Situation- Making a Personal Safety Plan

If you (or someone that you know) is living in an explosive, abusive situation, a plan for personal safety is important. The Montgomery County Texas Sheriff Department has an excellent checklist that applies to various stages of the situation. First of all, it is important to know what to do if violence…

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Involuntary Mental Health Commitment in Texas

If someone is considering suicide, may harm him/herself or others, is unable to make a rational decision about care, is suffering severe distress, or is deteriorating significantly, an involuntary mental health commitment may take place. The first responders to such a situation may be local law enforcement, a crisis intervention…

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Bonuses, Commissions and Other Tricky Splits in Divorce

If you are getting a divorce, and you or your spouse earns bonuses or commissions, be aware that these are assets that will need to be revealed in the divorce and may be split between the parties. Once the divorce is begun information will be shared between the parties and…

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Adult Adoption in Texas

Adult adoption in Texas is a simpler process than adoption of a child. A person who has reached adulthood and is legally competent to speak for his/herself can make the decision to be legally adopted by another adult. In an adult adoption, there is no home study required. A biological…

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