Adoption Process in Texas: What You Need to Know [2023]
23 March 2023 by Turner Thornton
Adoption is a beautiful journey that brings joy and forever homes to countless children. But the road to adoption in Texas can also be an emotional roller coaster. With so many twists and turns, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why it’s so important to have the right legal guidance. Whether you’re a stepparent, grandparent, or just someone with love to share understanding the adoption process in Texas is crucial. At Varghese Summersett, our experienced adoption attorneys can help...
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Emergency Custody Orders in Texas Family Cases
20 March 2023 by Benson Varghese
In Texas family law, emergency custody orders can play a critical role in ensuring the safety and well-being of children involved in a family dispute. Whether you are seeking to protect your own children or seeking custody of someone else’s children, it is important to understand the legal process for obtaining an emergency custody order in Texas. What is an Emergency Custody Order in Texas? An emergency custody order is a court order issued by a Texas judge that temporarily awards custody...
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Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First in Texas? [2023]
20 March 2023 by Turner Thornton
If you absolutely, unequivocally know that your marriage is over, you may be wondering if you should file for divorce first – or wait for your spouse to make the first move. Legally, it doesn’t matter who files for divorce first in Texas, but there may be some advantages to one spouse striking first. In this article, we’ll explain the pros and cons of filing for divorce first in Texas and answer some frequently asked questions by divorce attorneys. Please also watch this informative...
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Do I Need the Co-Parent's Permission for Sports? [2023]
19 March 2023 by Turner Thornton
If you have kids, they’re undoubtedly going to get involved in sports or extracurricular activities at some point in their lives. But what if you’re divorced? Can you sign up your child up for, say, football or the flute without the co-parent’s permission in Texas? As with most things in family law, the answer is, “It depends.” More specifically, it depends on whether there is a court order in place that specifically addresses extracurricular activities. If there is...
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Why January and August are Popular Months for Divorce in Texas [2024]
19 March 2023 by Turner Thornton
If you’ve been considering divorce lately, you are not alone. January and February are popular months for divorce inquiries and filings in Texas. In fact, January has been dubbed “Divorce Month.” There are a number of reasons why people choose to wait until the beginning of the year to end their marriages. While the decision to divorce can be made at any time of year, there are certain months that see a higher number of divorce filings. In this article, we’ll explore the...
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9 Tips for a Successful Marriage
19 March 2023 by Turner Thornton
Marriage Tips Every couple expects to go the distance. But most of us have heard the ugly truth: divorce rates remain high, with about 45% of all marriages ending in divorce. In fact, divorce.com reports that the average marriage lasts a little more than eight years. Couples that have stayed together often give similar tips for a successful marriage, which many of us have read or heard on Oprah in self-help books or from therapists. Many of these marriage tips seem like common sense and valuable...
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Understanding the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act in Texas
19 March 2023 by Turner Thornton
Introduction to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) is a significant piece of legislation that aims to streamline the enforcement and establishment of child support orders across state lines. The act was first drafted in 1992 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) and has since been adopted by all 50 states, including Texas. The main objective of UIFSA is to eliminate any jurisdictional confusion,...
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