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August 2016 Archives

History of grandparent rights reflects real 'modern family'

We have written before about the fact that, contrary to what might be convention, grandparents can't assume that their right to access to their grandchildren is a given. This is true in Texas and every other state of the union. This may come as a surprise, especially to those in the baby boom generation or the older one -- what has come to be called the greatest generation.

How a prenuptial agreement can affect a mortgage

In one post in the not too distant past, we talked a bit about the dangers of being unclear about legal terms when drafting binding documents. The lesson offered in that post was that failing to be clear on the definition of remarriage under Texas law meant an ex-husband remained on the hook for a sizable amount of spousal maintenance.

How do I know if I need an attorney with appeals experience?

It doesn't much matter what legal issue you are dealing with. The law is complicated. As such, there is always a chance of an error being made. In Texas and every other state, the right to appeal a court decision exists, including many under family law. However, knowing whether an issue stands a chance of being won on appeal is something that comes with experience.

The Venus-Mars factor in property division, does it exist?

You've probably heard of the book, "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus." Avid Texas readers of the appropriate age will remember that this book of the early 1990s sought to explain that many common issues in the relationships of men and women could be attributed to the fundamental psychological differences of the two sexes.

In spousal support matters, precision with terms is critical

Some wise person once said, "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." Depending on whom you choose to go with, that person was either an ancient Greek historian or old Wild West legend, Wyatt Earp. For the purposes of this blog, we'll go with Earp. He's someone with whom most Texans can better identify.

Child custody can get complicated when mobility's a factor

We have written before about the challenges ease of travel can present in Texas child custody and visitation disputes. In one article on this subject we noted how one parent being a member of the military can complicate crafting viable parenting plans.

Adoption and custody issues when Indian child welfare is a factor

When the welfare of a child is involved many parties can wind up competing to do what they think is best. Government officials in Texas have an interest in trying to protect children from abusive situations. Would-be parents who are unable to have children of their own may seek to adopt, inspired by love and a desire to provide a child a good home.

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