November is Adoption Month!

November is adoption month.  All month long, national awareness is turned towards adoption and adoptive families everywhere are remembering the events that shaped their families and made their lives complete. November 18th is National Adoption Day, a day which is “a collective, national effort to raise awareness of more than…

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How Your Culture Affects Your Divorce

Marriage and divorce statistics vary by ethnic culture. Your “culture” can also be your religion, workplace, family, neighborhood, or group of close friends. Not surprisingly, many cultural groups disapprove of divorce.  Some may even blame both participants, no matter what the circumstances.  If you are in a culture that frowns…

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Involvement in Child’s Life is Important in More Ways than One!

Involvement in a child’s life is important for every parent and can become even more so when there is a divorce or custody dispute. As a legal case unfolds, a lot of details about the day-to-day life of the family are sure to emerge. A parent who must work, or…

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Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Texas

There are two ways to report child abuse or neglect in Texas.   The Texas Abuse Hotline is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, nationwide.  The phone number is 800-252-5400.  This line can be used for emergency as well as non-emergency reports. There is also a Internet…

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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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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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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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New & Creative Solutions to Old Problems

“Insanity:  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”- Albert Einstein. When the same legal problems keep happening over and over, it is normal to get frustrated.  This is especially common in situations where people must interact closely over a long period of time (divorce, custody,…

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Is Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order?

Proving a charge of contempt in a court of law requires specific proof and procedure.  If you believe that your ex may be in contempt, consider the following: Contempt is a serious charge, therefore, you must have adequate proof. Bringing a contempt case to court requires an investment of time…

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Buying a Business?

If you are considering buying a business, you’ll want to be certain to lay the proper foundation for your future success. Do your preliminary research- Use all available resources to discover information about the industry, the existing physical  location, the surrounding geographic area, and the future projections for all of the…

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