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Do I Need an Adoption Attorney in Texas?

Adopting a child is one of the most joyous moments in the life of a family. With so many children waiting for adoption, it can be a viable solution for a family that is ready to add another child, or perhaps their first child, to their happy home. In fact, there are over 100,000 children… Read More »

7 Things a Family Lawyer Can Do for You

Hiring a lawyer is not something the average person necessarily thinks about in advance. It’s often one of those things that we think about as we are in the middle of a crisis and wish that we had thought of it sooner. Instead of waiting until you need one, it’s a good idea to take… Read More »

Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer in Texas?

Getting a divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences of an adult life. It can also be financially draining, emotionally devastating, and put a strain on many of your other relationships as well. During this time, it might be tempting to try to save some money and navigate your divorce on your own…. Read More »

Texas Child Custody Laws

Getting a divorce can be a challenging and mentally exhausting experience at best. Add child custody issues to the mix and it can suddenly be elevated to a grueling ordeal. Sometimes, parents are able to work out a co-parenting plan that works well for both parties, but in the event that they are not, it… Read More »

Employment Discrimination in Texas

Federal, State and local laws protect you from unlawful acts at work, including wrongful termination. The Texas Workforce Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provide a means of pursing claims of discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age (over 40), and disability. Often when people are treated differently at work, the response is usually… Read More »

Wage Claims in Texas

The Texas Payday Law protects workers who have not been paid for work they have done, and the claims are filed through the Texas Workforce Commission. A claim must be filed within 180 days after the wages become due. We have filed these claims in a variety of cases with successful outcomes, including when the… Read More »

Child Support and Overtime in Texas

Clients often ask if overtime is considered in calculating child support in Texas. In some companies, overtime is only allowed in certain peak times of the year. In some companies, overtime is mandatory, and sometimes it’s very rare. In all instances, the Texas Family Code provides that overtime is considered in calculating child support. The… Read More »

Marital Property in Texas

Many people know that Texas is a community property state, but they may not know exactly what that means. The Texas Family Code Sections 3.001 through 3.003 state as follows: “GENERAL RULES FOR SEPARATE AND COMMUNITY PROPERTY. Sec. 3.001. SEPARATE PROPERTY. A spouse’s separate property consists of: (1) the property owned or claimed by the spouse… Read More »

Preparing for Divorce – Gather Basic Information

Depending on your situation, a divorce can be very simple, very complicated or somewhere in between. In all cases, there is basic information you should gather as you start the process. Below is a list of things you should gather even before you meet with an attorney. Most attorneys will have you fill out a… Read More »

Can I File for Divorce in Texas?

If you were married in another state or country, you may file for divorce in Texas after you have lived in the state for a certain length of time. You may file in Texas if you have lived in the state for at least six months. You must file in the county where you have… Read More »