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Texas family law attorneys provide legal counsel on adoption

No two divorces are the same. Some divorce issues may see alike but each divorce has its own set of complexities. For example, high asset divorces involve many more financial issues than other divorces. A Texas resident on the divorce path should consult with a family law attorney in all divorce matters to make the journey easier.

How a dispute can be settled by a postnuptial agreement

For couples in Dallas who might not be seeing eye-to-eye and are having trouble resolving a dispute but don't want to get a divorce, there is an option known as a postnuptial agreement. Many people have been taking this step for years and it is an alternative to settle family legal issues without having to go through the legal wrangling of the end of a marriage and everything that goes with it. Couples who have been married for years and don't want to part are increasingly looking into the family law option of a postnuptial agreement.

How are grandparents' rights handled in Texas?

One of the often murky questions that comes up in Texas when it comes to family law has to do with grandparents' rights. If a grandparent would like to have visitation or custody of a child and there is a dispute, it's important that the law be understood when it comes to family law issues. The state has certain criteria when grandparents' rights are in question and knowing them can help smooth the process.

The family law issues same-sex couples face in Texas

The topic of same-sex marriage is a particularly difficult one to discuss here in Texas because our state currently does not perform or even recognize such unions. But perhaps that's exactly why we should discuss this complex issue. If the law does not recognize same-sex marriage, how are the courts able to address the other family law issues that are bound to arise?

Family law issues that arise when kids go back to school

It's back to school time across the nation! But while this means more freedom during the day for stay-at-home parents who are itching to finish that New York Times Best Seller that has been collecting dust all summer, a new school year can also dredge up issues as well, especially for separated parents.

Business valuation and how it complicates property division

If you ask anyone who has gone through a divorce about what the most difficult part of the process was, most people will reply: property division. That's because, even though our state has tried to simplify property division, there are still things that can complicate the process considerably.

Who gets the family pet in the event of a divorce?

So you're going through a divorce and have gotten to the part of the process that is often considered the most contentious: property division. You and your spouse have a pet together and are a little surprised when you are asked about when the pet was purchased and by whom. You have both considered it a part of the family, almost like a child. What purpose would a question like this serve?

Child custody argument escalates; mother escapes, faces charges

Emotions are intense and entangled with gut reaction in situations involving family disputes. In such emotionally charged scenarios, though, one must resist the urge to act rashly. Family law has crafted ways to address such contentious areas as child custody, and disputes related to a child's custody are best left to the courts to settle. A Waco, Texas, mother did not follow this advice, and she now faces child endangerment charges.

Social media impacting divorce, other family law issues

The digital age continues to have an impact on family law issues, particularly divorce and child custody. Advances in technology lead some divorcing spouses to become techno-sleuths who use smartphones and other gadgets to spy on their soon-to-be exes. However, before Plano residents participate in such sleuthing, they should understand that high-tech spying doesn't always support the best outcome. Likewise, if you're going through a divorce, you may want to curb your use of social media for the time being.

Texas father fights to bring child back to U.S.

Child custody battles are difficult enough when the parents both live in the same state, but when one parent decides to take a child to another country to avoid custody issues, the consequences can be tragic. One Texas father is now finding out how difficult international custody cases are.

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