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Obtaining a protective order in Texas

There’s an old saying that love hurts. Love may hurt emotionally, but it should never entail physical violence. If your relationship has become violent, it may be necessary to take out a protective order against the person who once claimed to love you. In Texas, protective orders, also known as orders of protection or retraining orders, can be used to protect individuals from a domestic partner who may try to harm them.

My family issue is complicated, but do I really need a lawyer?

No matter how carefully you plan your life, there are bound to be events that are out of your control. Some of these events may be family issues like divorce, child custody or an order of protection. When life throws you one of these curve balls, you may be totally unprepared. Managing your day-to-day routine can be hectic enough without a new, complicated legal issue on your plate.

Why would a minor want to be emancipated?

It seems that as soon as a children become teenagers, they are testing independence and demanding to be treated like adults. For some teenagers, this may be a practical legal option. Minors who are in extenuated circumstances sometimes petition the court to become legally emancipated from their parents.

Despite Texas medical marijuana win, challenges remain

Many argue that Texas came late to the table in acknowledging the potential value of marijuana as medicine. Approval of its use under the Compassionate Use Act only came two years ago. As of Sept. 1, 2017, there are just three licensed medical marijuana producers for the entire state, and critics say rules for prescribing the drug are so restrictive that there's concern few patients will derive any benefit.

Same-sex divorces can have unique challenges regarding financial issues

Same-sex couples have been able to get married and divorced here in Texas for a couple of years now. However, such couples can still encounter unique challenges when navigating family law issues. For example, challenging issues regarding financial matters can come up during same-sex divorces.

Prenups can help with more than just asset protection

Many things can make younger marrying couples different from other married couples. For one, younger couples may be more likely to not have much in the way of assets going into a marriage. This might lead some young couples to assume that getting a prenuptial agreement wouldn’t really be that much of a help to them, as they might not have many assets to protect.

Setting expectations regarding social media going into a marriage

Social media has come to play a big role in how people connect and stay connected with others, particularly among millennials. So, how individuals act when it comes to social media can have considerable implications on their relationships. This doesn't just include friendships, but also romantic relationships, such as marriages.

Things it is important for stepparents to keep in mind

When a person has become a stepparent, there are many concerns they may have which are related to a stepchild. Among these are concerns regarding how to support their stepchild, protect the child's well-being and provide them with a stable family environment.

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