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Family is Stronger than Blood – Basics of Texas Adoption

November was National Adoption Month, so let’s talk adoption! While adoption laws differ from state to state and the procedures vary depending on the...

To Grandmother’s House We Go – Grandparents’ Rights in Texas

There are few relationships in life as special as the relationship between grandparent and grandchild. But what happens when the relationship between grandparents and parents...

Summer Vacation Strategies for Separated or Divorced Parents

School is almost out, and children and parents alike eagerly await summer break. However, summertime can bring on the blues for families affected by...

Divorce and Stock Options

When spouses get divorced, if the parties cannot reach an agreement, the Court will determine how to divide the parties’ community property. Basically, community property consists...

No Alimony for Guinevere? What the …?

As you will recall from our story, Guinevere divorced King Arthur and took 60% of his family jewels.  While that sounds like a lot,...

Protect Your Family Jewels

As you recall from when we last met, the fair maiden Guinevere had taken 60% of King Arthur’s booty and moved to a castle...

Lets Get Ready to Rumble: Texas and U. S. federal government on collision course over DOMA

In this corner, we have Greg Abbott, the Texas Attorney General. In the other corner, we have the US Supreme Court and their recent...

Paternity Registration in Texas

If a man has fathered a child out of wedlock and wants to be notified of a proceeding for adoption or termination of his...

The World Post-Windsor

This morning, the United States Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, allowing homosexual couples to obtain the same...

Step-Parent and Grandparent Adoptions In Texas

There are four ways to adopt a child in Texas. The most common way today is the step-parent, grandparent or other relative adoption. Children...
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