In September 2023, a significant change was made to Texas law regarding family violence protective orders. House Bill 1432 removed the requirement for victims to prove that future violence is “likely to occur” before obtaining a protective order. This amendment aims to make it easier for victims of domestic abuse to secure the legal protection…

Child support is a financial arrangement established by the court to ensure a child’s basic needs are met. It’s a common question for both the paying and receiving parent: How can child support money be used? While there are no strict line-item budgets, it’s important to understand the purpose and limitations of child support. The…

Tax season is here, and for many Texans, it’s a time of eagerly awaiting a much-needed boost to finances. However, if you have outstanding child support payments, your potential tax refund might not make it into your bank account. The reality is, the IRS can intercept your tax refund to cover past-due child support under…

Child custody disputes can be some of the most emotionally charged legal cases. When parents can’t agree on a living arrangement for their children, the court must intervene to determine what serves the child’s “best interests.” In many such situations, a child custody evaluation can be a great tool for Texas judges to make informed…

Building a family through adoption is a beautiful and rewarding experience. For many stepparents, adopting their spouse’s child is a natural step in solidifying their bond with the child and creating a strong, legal family unit. However, the legal process of stepparent adoption in Texas can be complex and frustrating. So let’s dive in and…

Medical emergencies are stressful enough without the added burden of crippling medical bills. Unfortunately, for many Texans, these bills become a heavy weight that can feel impossible to manage. If you’re struggling with medical debt, you might be wondering, “Can I file for bankruptcy in Texas to eliminate medical bills?” The good news is yes,…

Texans are known for their resilience, but even the most determined folks can find themselves overwhelmed by debt. Medical emergencies, job loss, unexpected expenses – these situations can quickly spiral, leaving you wondering, “Is there a way out?” The good news is, there is. Bankruptcy exists as a legal tool to help individuals in financial…

Navigating the legal complexities of a divorce can be daunting, especially when it comes to dividing assets and debts. Texas law plays a crucial role in this process, and understanding its nuances is essential for reaching a fair and equitable outcome. Understanding Separate and Community Property Texas is one of nine “community property” states. This…

Bankruptcy may seem like a daunting option, but for many Texans struggling with overwhelming debt, it can offer a path to financial freedom. Understanding the process and its implications is crucial before making any decisions. Here are 7 essential facts to know before filing for bankruptcy in Texas: There are Different Types of Bankruptcy The…

Child support is a critical issue for many families in Texas. It can be a complicated topic, and many parents have questions about their rights and obligations. In this article, I will answer 10 of the most frequently asked questions about child support in Texas. 1. What is child support? Child support is a legal…

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