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3 Tips for Civil Litigation Defense – MUST READ

Here are three things to remember for your civil litigation defense. You need to be prepared whether or not the opposing party has an attorney. First, you must be prepared. Preparation is the first step to a successful lawsuit. Even attorneys prepare before appearing before a judge. Gather all your documents, know all the facts Read more about 3 Tips for Civil Litigation Defense – MUST READ[…]

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How Do Texas Judges Determine the Best Interest of the Child?

How does the court determine what is in the child’s best interest? There are factors in the Texas Family Code which help judges make the decision as to what is in the best interest of a child. Here are some of the things a judge may consider when ruling what is best for a child: Read more about How Do Texas Judges Determine the Best Interest of the Child?[…]

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Ten Things Every Non-Custodial Parent Should Know

Ten Things Non-Custodial Parents Should Know About Paternity And Child Support A non-custodial parent, also known as a possessory conservator is the parent who has the right to spend time with the child. He or she has access to child and has legal right to know what is going on with the child. In Texas Read more about Ten Things Every Non-Custodial Parent Should Know[…]

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How to Enforce Court Order when Other Parent is in Contempt

Contempt is disobedience to Court Order. What do you do when the other party is in contempt? It is disappointing and tasking when your child’s other parent refuses to follow the court’s order on access and visitation. When such situation arises, there are solutions. How do you enforce the court’s order when the other parent Read more about How to Enforce Court Order when Other Parent is in Contempt[…]

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Less Independence for Immigration Courts, Trump Promises Strong Action

Strict Quotas now to be enforced on Immigration courts, less independence. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), a part of the Department of Justice (DOJ), has instituted strict quotas as part of immigration judges’ individual performance evaluations. This is a shift that strips away the independence held by judges who are making high stakes Read more about Less Independence for Immigration Courts, Trump Promises Strong Action[…]

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Non-Custodial Parent: “Can I Claim my Child as Dependent for Tax Purposes?”

Non-custodial parent is paying child support for his dependent children, Can he claim them as dependents? RESPONSE According to HR Block: “There is not a child support tax deduction available. Instead, the amount of child support you provide usually doesn’t matter. To qualify as a dependent, the child must not provide more than half of Read more about Non-Custodial Parent: “Can I Claim my Child as Dependent for Tax Purposes?”[…]

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Legal Separation: Does Living Apart Count as Divorce

Legal Separation: Does Living Apart Count as Divorce? When couples say they are “legally separated,” they generally mean they have been living apart for ome months or years. In Texas, legal separation is not recognized. That means, you can’t marry someone else under the assumption you are divorced where there is no divorce decree. So, Read more about Legal Separation: Does Living Apart Count as Divorce[…]

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Breaking down Our Business Structure – Hybrid Law Firm

A hybrid law firm? Interesting. When I meet someone (usually other attorneys) at networking events or talk to other business-owners and they ask about my business, I pause. Mostly because I know it will take another few minutes to really explain how my law firm’s business structure. And that is only the introduction. Usually, our Read more about Breaking down Our Business Structure – Hybrid Law Firm[…]

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Do I Need an Attorney for My Family Law Case?

Do I need an attorney to file a divorce? It depends.  Filing for divorce can be complex, even when both parties agree to separate and file for divorce. If assets and children are involved, filing a petition is just the first step. Until, the judge signs the Final Divorce decree, the divorce is not official. Read more about Do I Need an Attorney for My Family Law Case?[…]

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Texas Family Law: How to Modify a Temporary Order

Before a temporary order is signed, can the petitioner modify a draft if she wishes? First, it is important to understand how modification works. The purpose of a temporary order is to avoid moving the children back and forth before trial. Also, prior to signing a permanent order in a divorce case or Judges are Read more about Texas Family Law: How to Modify a Temporary Order[…]