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No Agreement Needed To Get A Texas Divorce

Charlie: I am tired of this. We argue over money, our faith, the dog, even the silly thermometer. I am tired of living in strife. This situation is maddening and I can't take it anymore. This is not working Susan, I want a divorce.

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Waiting Periods to Divorce and Remarry in Texas

Things could not have been more different for Kelly. Exactly one year ago, she was on her own with no money, no place to stay and a broken heart. Her husband Pete took up with a new girlfriend 25 years his junior. He threw her belongings out on the lawn and locked her out of their home. Kelly suspected he was having yet another affair but did not think a break-up was in their future. During their fourteen years together, she looked the other way on Pete's infidelities because she did not have...

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The Texas Ticket For Failure to Drive In A Single Lane

Bert and Elise were visiting their granddaughter Josephine for her first Thanksgiving. They were driving from Austin but made it to the Houston city limits. Bert saw his exit on US 290 and took it. No less than two minutes after he exited the freeway, he saw flashing red and blue lights in his rearview mirror. Bert was surprised because he was careful to maintain his speed and was aware of committing no traffic violations. He pulled over to the side of the road. Elise looked just as surprised...

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Genetic Testing's Role in Texas Paternity Cases

There was always talk that Fred was the daddy. However, each time Fred asked to see his purported daughter Jillian, her Mom Patricia, would not allow it. There was always some excuse and Fred heard it all. “We have plans that weekend.” “Jillian would be at grandma's.” “Jillian does not know him and was too young to spend time with a stranger.” “Jillian and/or Patricia was ill.” “It was way too cold to carry a child that age out.” “It was way too hot to carry a child that age out.” The excuses...

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Is A Power of Attorney or A Guardianship Best?

Doris was concerned about her mom Kitty. After her father passed, Kitty lived alone in the home Doris grew up in. Although her father Lou was the breadwinner and took care of the bills prior to his death from throat cancer, Kitty had no trouble taking on the responsibilities previously done by her husband. Seven years after Lou's passing, Kitty timely paid the monthly bills, took over Lou's floral shop and kept it a successful business. However, recently Kitty suffered a stroke. She was...

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A TEXAS SAPCR EXPLAINED

A SAPCR (pronounced sap sir) is a Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship. The suit will deal with the issues of a person's right to parent a child and can mark the beginning or end of a parent/child relationship. A court in a SAPCR lawsuit will make decisions concerning a person's ability to have access, control, and/or possession to a child. The suit can also address the issues of child support.

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Top Five Things That Could Go Wrong In Traffic Court

Ed completely forgot about appearing for his no insurance, speeding and expired registration ticket he received three months ago. He was not worried about the ticket despite the advertisements he received in the mail from law offices telling him of his warrants. He discussed his situation with his friends and family. Their responses varied. His friend Steve told him to hire an attorney to get rid of the warrants. His older brother Anthony, told him to mail in the court payments and just be...

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Dad Has A Right To Be A Parent Too

Paola entered her three bedroom home after working a twelve hour shift at the Community Hospital. She was exhausted but happy to be home. She walked in to find her eighteen year old son Martin waiting for her in the living room. She was surprised to see him up. Usually after he worked the late shift at the diner, he would be asleep by the time she got home. She was happy to see him but she noticed his demeanor was different. She greeted him and told him about the persons she encountered in...

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Failure To Pay Child Support Could Spell Big Trouble For Your Texas License

Kay finally managed to turn her life around. After years of drug abuse and jail stints, she found her peace with fishing. Fishing allowed her to conquer her demons. She rebuilt her life and is on the cusp of getting her plumbing license. However, her years of drug abuse took its toll on her family. Her husband was killed in a drug deal gone bad while Kay was serving time for a drug possession case. A court gave custody of her twins Leona and Leon to her husband's mother Ruth. Ruth dislikes...

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Losing Your Personal Injury Case In Traffic Court

Mary Wells is a health care worker who works the night shift taking care of elderly patients in a nursing home. Mary is also a single mother to a 10 year old son, Mario and a 17 year old daughter, Felicia. After work on Friday night, Mary picks up Mario the next morning from her sister's to get his prescription from the local pharmacy. After getting Mario's prescription, she drives to pick Felicia up from her high school's band practice. Mary exits the parking lot on San Felipe and heads to...