How to Harm Your Chances of Getting Custody of Your Children

Fighting for custody is a heartrending, exhausting, and sorrowful experience. No matter what the results, it is hard on everyone.  In fact, people become so completely emotional and exhausted that they are not on their best behavior. If there is a time to be on your best behavior, it is…

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Adult Adoption in Texas- Why, When and How Does it Affect Inheritance?

There are many reasons why an adoption may be commenced after the potential adoptee turns 18.  In an adult adoption the biological parent or parents do not have to be contacted or give their consent as they would if the adoption were for a minor child. Therefore a stepparent who…

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How to Get a Certified Copy of your Divorce Decree

Once you are divorced you will want to get a certified copy of your divorce Decree.  Your Attorney may do that for you or help you understand how to do that.  But even so, you may be anxious to get one quickly or you may need additional copies later on.…

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Don’t Take the Bait!

If you are involved in any type of legal dispute it is important to keep your thinking and behavior independent from your opponent’s thinking and behavior.If you get upset and show your worst side, you’d better believe that it can come back to bite you.Displaying your uncontrolled rage in person,…

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Help your Attorney Prepare Your Divorce Case for Court

When going through a divorce it is normal to feel that things are out of your control.    It can be helpful to take some constructive action in helping your attorney prepare your case. Here are some proactive things that you can do. Answer calls and emails from your attorney…

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Sio’s Family Law Tips… All About Parenting Class Requirements  

The Texas family code gives courts the specific authority to order  the parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship to take a parenting class.  (a divorce with children, custody/visitation case, and paternity case are all examples of suits which affect the parent-child relationship).  The parenting class requirement is found…

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