Common law marriage

What Is a Common-Law Marriage?

Common-law marriage is a legal concept that applies to couples who are in a relationship that is like a marriage but hasn’t been formally recognized by the state, such as through a marriage certificate. Texas is one of a few states in the United States that legally recognizes common-law marriage. In Texas, a common-law marriage…

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Adoption Attorney in TX

Do I Need an Adoption Attorney?

One of the most selfless ways to grow a family is by adopting a child into your loving home. Adoption involves a legal process that comes with detailed paperwork, court proceedings, legal requirements, and more that can be incredibly difficult to navigate on your own. While you are not legally required to have a private…

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Family Lawyer After Divorce

Reasons You Need a Family Lawyer After You Are Divorced

You’ve been through the wringer and come out the other side. Your divorce has been finalized and you can breathe a small sigh of relief. Be prepared, though, to hang on to your family lawyer even after you are divorced. There are many reasons why you might need to seek legal assistance after divorce even…

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Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

In the majority of Texas divorces, the house is the largest asset to apportion. It can also be the most difficult asset to divide, as property decisions can be extremely emotional and have a significant financial impact. This house has sheltered and protected your family and you may want to hold on to the property….

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modifying divorce decree

Modifying Your Divorce Decree: What You Need to Know

Finalizing a divorce can be a very lengthy process involving multiple mediations over issues including the division of assets, child custody, child support payments, and alimony, among other contentious issues. Once the divorce decree has been signed, the divorce process is complete; but situations may arise over time that require the decree to be modified….

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Stepparent Adoptions in Texas

Stepparent Adoptions In Texas

Adopting a child can be one of the most exciting processes for parents and families to go through. While many families make the decision to adopt for various reasons, stepparent adoption is the most common. Over 100,000  child adoptions occur within the U.S. each year. Examining the ins-and-outs of stepparent adoption and what it entails…

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