How Do Stepparent Adoptions Work?

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Stepparents of a child in Texas can file for adoption of the child they share with their spouse. Often, the biological parent will join the case and be considered a co-petitioner. It is important to fully understand the laws and steps that you need to follow to ensure the adoption is successful. Failing to do […]

Chapter 7 Vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: What Is the Difference?

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The term “bankruptcy” has taken on a negative connotation. Many individuals feel ashamed to admit that they need help re-establishing secure financial wellbeing. Due to the taboo nature of bankruptcy, there are some misconceptions and confusion surrounding chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. If you are currently considering using bankruptcy to solve your financial troubles […]

What Is Parental Alienation?

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Divorce is hard for any couple. That moment you realize the person you have given your heart and soul to is no longer the same and the relationship isn’t healthy for either one of you is terrifying. It is especially so when you have children in the marriage. Children have a harder time processing divorce […]

Can You Kidnap Your Own Child?

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You may think that you are unable to kidnap your own child, but this is actually not the case. It most often occurs during custody battles. Custody battles over children can be extremely stressful for both the parents and the child. In some cases, child custody battles escalate to the point where one parent decides […]

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Us?

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The divorce process can be emotionally exhausting and cause a lot of conflict. Thankfully, there is an alternative to traditional divorce that can make the process quicker and smoother: collaborative divorce. This alternative changes the process as well as the outcome, both in terms of asset separation and mental impact. Wondering if a collaborative divorce […]

Texas Child Support Laws to Know when Divorcing

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Child support is often one of the most contentious issues in a Texas divorce case. Even couples that amicably agree on custody and visitation may vehemently disagree on such issues as child support arrangements. The State of Texas has strict guidelines for resolving these issues that can be helpful, but also confusing. Keep child support regulations in […]

Signs That It Might Be Time for a Divorce

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Marriages typically start with hope, happiness, and a strong feeling of love and loyalty that seems unbreakable. As time goes on, though, the stressors of life and growing differences between the couple can put a huge strain on the marriage. This strain can either be overcome through counseling or it can prove to be too […]

Annulment vs Divorce in Texas

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There are many different circumstances that lead someone to seek out the dissolution of his or her marriage. Whether infidelity, irreconcilable differences, or financial strain, the decision is never an easy one. Many spouses seek divorce through traditional or collaborative methods. However, sometimes couples seek a divorce because the marriage should have never happened in […]

How to Choose a Bankruptcy Attorney

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Bankruptcy may be necessary when an individual’s financial wellbeing is strained due to an overwhelming debt to income ratio. When it gets to this point, bankruptcy is an option that can help individuals hit refresh on their finances and get a fresh start. While these cases are often stressful and emotional for the individual and […]