How to Report Abuse of the Elderly or Disabled in Texas

In Texas, abuse of an elderly person or disabled person should be reported to Adult Protective Services which is a part of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Adult Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse against elderly and disabled persons whether they occur in home or in a facility. If…

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International Family Law & Probate Law Not Simple

Whenever a case involves international law, it is wise to decide at the very beginning what needs to be done. For instance, some divorce cases involve two or more countries. Legal actions taken in the U.S. may or may not have an effect in the foreign country (or may have…

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No One is an Island

There’s an old saying that “no [man] is an island”. We are fortunately or unfortunately connected to those around us and they are affected by what we do. Especially in the case of two parents quarreling and affecting the children, in the case of employers making decisions that affect their…

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Legal Protection of Marriage Relationship Not Readily Available for Some Couples! (Part I of II)

Persons who are married have certain legal rights and protections that they don’t even think about. However, there are other couples who have long-term, committed relationships who have things a bit more difficult. Persons who are involved in a marriage relationship without a ceremonial marriage In Texas, common law marriage…

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Stop Domestic Violence – “It’s Never Too Late to Change the Road You’re On”

Stop Domestic Violence   Domestic violence hurts, kills, and ruins lives.  The effects are felt for years, generations even. Making a change requires determination and a willingness to ask for help. While traveling in Fort Worth, I happened to see the beautiful artwork above, which is located at Safe Haven…

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Don’t Wait to See Your Attorney if you Have Been Sued!

If you have been sued, don’t wait to contact your lawyer!  There are specific times limits that you are given and you must answer the lawsuit within that time. If you don’t, you may lose your case. With no answer on file, and no one speaking up for you, the…

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Is Your Divorce and Family Law Attorney There for you in an Emergency?

Is your divorce and family law attorney “there for you” in an emergency?  What is a “true” emergency?  How should you handle an emergency in your family law case?    Legal problems sometimes do result in true emergencies.  There are also urgent situations that feel like emergencies because they are…

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Why Does my Divorce Decree Require me to Purchase Life Insurance?

Texas family law requires that divorces affecting children take “the best interests of the child” into account. Therefore, a divorce decree may require a parent to purchase and maintain life insurance in a particular amount for the benefit of the children.   Commonly, the parent who is paying child support…

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Is your Ex Spouse Ignoring Court Orders? What to do

If you have a final court order and your ex-spouse is ignoring the orders, you should consult a Texas family law attorney to discuss filing a Motion to Enforce. A Motion to Enforce the court’s judgment is available to enforce a prior court order in a divorce case. The enforcement may…

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Should you Settle your Business Case at Mediation?

If you are involved in a legal battle and have agreed to go to mediation (or have been ordered to go by the judge), it will be helpful to you to enter mediation with the right “mindset”. Mediation is entered into with the hope (or at least possibility) of settlement…

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