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Cheers, Kiddo! (Monday, January 28, 2013)

 

It Isn’t Always Illegal for Minors to Drink

You’re sitting around with your friends watching the game and having some beers.  While you’re reaching for chips, your minor child grabs your beer and starts chugging.

 

Uh oh.  Fear grips you because you’re certain that you just committed a crime.  Well, it isn’t illegal for your minor child to drink, at least…

 

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Orphan Adoptions  (Monday, February 25, 2013)

 

Deceased Parent

Losing your spouse or partner is hard; losing that person when you have a child together is even harder.  Eventually, you will move on and you may even remarry at some point.

 

If you remarry, and your spouse wants to adopt, what do you do? Can they adopt your child?  What happens to the survivor’s benefits…

 

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Emancipated Minor (Monday, March 4, 2013)

 

What Would You Do With It?

Teenagers want freedom from their parents like the neighborhood dog wants that Buick it chases.  But both beg the same question; what would they do with it even if they got it?

 

Some people wrongly believe that minors are automatically emancipated if they live apart from their parents for a length of time, but…

 

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Common-Law Marriage (Monday, March 18, 2013)

 

No Such Thing

Some people mistakenly assume if they are living with a partner for X number of years that they are “Common-Law Married.”

 

This is false.  In fact, the “Common-Law Marriage” doesn’t even exist in Texas, but what does exist is the “Informal Marriage” which has strict requirements to form a valid marriage.

 

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Texas Paternity Registry  (Monday, April 22, 2013)

 

Let’s Get It On

It’s your first date with that hot girl from the bar you went to last weekend.  You know how you want the night to go: dinner, a movie, maybe a few drinks, and then straight back to your place.

 

You set the tone with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” because that’s precisely what you plan to do.

 

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Teen Sex in Texas  (Monday, May 20, 2013)

 

They’re Just Kids!

If you have kids between ages 14-22, then you need to pay very close attention because they are the most at risk of becoming an accidental victim or perpetrator of statutory rape.

 

That’s right, accidental.  Even though they may not intend to break any laws, not knowing someone’s actual age is not a defense…

 

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Property War (Monday, June 3, 2013)

 

I Want My Stuff!

So you want a divorce but you’re worried about losing all of your stuff to your spouse. 

 

Well depending on when you acquired your stuff, how you acquired your stuff, and whose fault the divorce is, you may be able to keep most of your stuff, or at least get more of it than your spouse.

 

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New Law in CPS Cases (Monday, June 24, 2013)

 

Helpless Children

When children come under the care of Child Protective Services (CPS), they often feel disconnected from the decisions being made regarding their lives and lack a sense of control.

 

Well according to a new law that will take effect on September 1, 2013, some children will now have extra rights.

 

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Temporary Restraining Order (Monday, July 22, 2013)

 

What Is This All About?

You and your child’s mother haven’t been getting along lately and just can’t agree on how often you should see your kid.

 

Out of nowhere, the Sheriff is at your door serving you with a Temporary Restraining Order.  Can you call her?  Can you see your kid?  Can she do this to you?  Is this like TV?

 

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Fighting CPS Interrogations (Monday, September 9, 2013)

 

CPS is NOT Your Friend

If you have a child, regularly interact with children, or think you may one day even know a child, then this blog is for you.

 

CPS is tasked with protecting children, but often this is done by trampling on the rights of uneducated parents and caregivers, all while declaring that the “ends justifies the means.” 

 

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