How a Lawyer Can Help You Today

There’s an old joke that goes something like this: What’s the difference between a lawyer and God? Answer: God doesn’t think he’s a lawyer. Yes, everyone loves a good lawyer joke, and granted, there is no shortage of sleazy shysters out there, but with a bit of patience and research, you can easily avoid the bad guys and obtain a lawyer who really does have your best interests at heart. This is important, because a good attorney can be an invaluable asset. Consider just some of the ways in which a qualified attorney can help you today. A Sound Strategy…

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Finding the Right Lawyer in Houston

Finding the right lawyer in Houston can be quite the undertaking. With a population of over 2 million, we make up the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States. We have nearly 600 square miles of land and enough attorneys to populate a medium-sized island (I know there’s a lawyer joke in there somewhere). Every attorney claims to be the best, so how do you actually go about choosing the right one—or ones—to defend your rights? Choosing the Perfect Lawyer in Houston The first step, of course, is just process of elimination. What kind…

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Family Law: 9 Common Misconceptions

Divorce is a traumatic process for the individuals whose marriage is ending as well as their families and children. Because the process is messy, filled with emotions and incredibly stressful, there are many misconceptions surrounding divorces. People should consider these common misconceptions and remember that hiring a Houston divorce lawyer can help them find a reasonable resolution to their marriage. 1. Dissolution of Marriage vs. Legal Separation Many people are interested in the idea of a legal separation. In some states the dissolution of marriage and legal separation are actually quite similar. They both involve an agreement that the parties…

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Is there common law marriage in Texas?

Texas recognizes an informal marriage, or what is often called a common law marriage, in very limited circumstances. Simply living together, sharing a residence, or even having children together is not enough to create to a common law marriage, regardless of how long you have been a couple.

Several specific factors must be met in order to create an informal marriage under the Texas Family Code:

1.      A man and a woman, neither of whom are married to anyone else and who are over the age of eighteen,

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How Do I Change My Child’s Name In Texas?

If you desire to change your child’s last name, there are procedural steps that must be followed. In Texas a parent must petition a court to legally change a child’s name. This petition must include the present name and residence of the child, the reason the name change is requested, the full name requested for the child, whether the child is subject to continuing exclusive jurisdiction of a court, and whether the child is subject to the registration requirements under Chapter 62 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Your Attorney’s Fees

  1. Think before you call or email
  2. Your family law attorney is there to guide you through the process of a divorce or family law dispute and understands that you are going to have questions about the process. But every communication with your attorney will result in being billed, so save your small questions for a weekly status email with your attorney. This does not mean you should avoid communicating important information to your attorney, just think twice before you send off a quick email asking for information that could be found elsewhere or saved for another time.

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