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I Want an Annulment!  (Monday, November 18, 2013)


Alternative to a divorce?

First off, what is an annulment?  In Texas, an annulment is an Order from the Court stating a marriage never existed.


Now, before you get too excited, you have to know that annulments are notoriously hard to get in Texas.  There are strict requirements that you must prove first to avoid a divorce.


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Appointed CPS Attorney (Monday, December 9, 2013)


Mandatory Appointment of Attorney

Everyone who’s seen someone arrested on a cop show has heard the line, “you have the right to an attorney, if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.”


Did you know that the same is true in CPS cases?  If CPS is seeking conservatorship or termination of parental rights, indigent parents...


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Breast-Feeding in Public  (Monday, January 13, 2014)


Excuse Me, Ma’am...

You and your infant child are out shopping, and she starts getting cranky.  Yep, she’s hungry.  As you begin breast-feeding her, an employee approaches you and tells you to stop.


Do you know what the law says?  What are your rights?  Can this employee really make your child go hungry?


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Prenuptial Agreements (Monday, February 17, 2014)


We Want Prenup!

According to Kanye West in his famous “Gold Digger,” a “prenup” is “something that you need to have, ‘Cause when she leave yo [expletive deleted], she gonna leave with half.”


Its a catchy tune, and that statement really isn’t that far off the mark; except, “prenups” aren’t only meant for divorces.


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The CPS Adversary Hearing (Monday, April 21, 2014)


Your Children Have Been Taken

You were visited by a caseworker who declared that your children are no longer safe in your care.  She took your children with her, and gave you some papers about a court date.


You don’t want to lose your children forever, and you’re terrified of what is going to happen at this hearing.  What do you do?


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Child Custody Myths  (Monday, May 19, 2014)


Myth Busters – Custody Battle

Clients always have preconceived notions of what the laws are when it comes to child custody disputes.  Unfortunately, some of their notions are nothing more than common myths.


This week we will take the time to dispel a few of the most common “myths” we encounter in our law practice.


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Child Marriage (Monday, October 23, 2017)


Here Comes the Bride

You know the story: your strong and sophisticated 16-year-old daughter swims to the surface where she first lays eyes on the young Prince Eric and instantly falls deeply in love with him. 


Okay, maybe that’s just Ariel in The Little Mermaid.  What if your...


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Interference With Custody (Monday, November 4, 2013)


You’re Not Taking the Kids

It is the 1st Friday of the month, and according to the custody order, you get visitation this weekend.  However, your spiteful Ex says that you don’t get them this weekend.


Isn’t this illegal?  Are you supposed to call the police?  You know this isn’t right, but what can you do?


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