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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Spouse Refuses to Share Retirement Plan Information

Depending on how long you have been married and when your spouse earned his or her retirement, you may be entitled to a share in your divorce. An individual may even have more than one retirement plan – (due to employment with the government/armed services, or multiple positions during working career).…

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Mediation and the Abusive Relationship

You may have been told that your divorce case will require mediation. if you have been in an abusive marriage, you may feel especially nervous about facing your spouse since mediation is less formal than a courtroom. It is common to feel a little nervous, and also to feel worried…

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Should I Rush to File my Divorce First?

If you are about to become divorced you may be concerned about getting to the courthouse first to file the petition.  Many people have the impression that if they don’t file first they will have a more difficult time getting temporary possession of the home, or obtaining favorable terms relating…

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Annulment of a Marriage Between Two Adults in Texas

  Our last blog post dealt with marriage of underage parties and requirements to annul those marriages. This post will deal with marriages between two adults that may qualify for annulment. Many people would like to have an annulment rather than the divorce because it can be quicker.  In order…

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Annulment of an Underage Marriage in Texas

Annulment in Texas is very specific.  According to the Texas law, certain requirements must be met in order for the case to qualify as an annulment. A marriage to a person younger than 16 years of age is void unless a court order allowed the marriage. A suit may be…

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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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Ex-Spouse Won’t Cooperate in House Sale

Sometimes a divorce is finalized but the family home is not sold immediately.   The reasons for this can vary;  the couple wants the home to be maintained for the children, the home is not ready for sale, or the real estate market in the area is changing and the…

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Why Just Having a Will May not be Enough

Do you have a current will?  If so, great!  But there are times when having a will may not be enough, or you may need a will that is more specific to your situation. Do any of these apply to you? You own a business, but haven’t made provisions for…

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Is Your Attorney Your “Counselor”?

Attorneys are also called “counselors at law“.  That title, while it sounds “old fashioned”, is actually pretty accurate.In many (if not most) cases, there is already a crisis going on or the client wouldn’t be in the office in the first place.  People don’t tend to go to attorneys for “legal…

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