Regardless of whether they were married at the time of their child’s birth, Texas law on Conservatorship, Possession, and Access provides that each parent has rights and responsibilities regarding care for minor children. You may be familiar with such concepts as sole custody, joint custody, or allocation of parental responsibilities…

In Texas, parental rights and responsibilities still apply regardless of whether the parents were ever married or lived under the same roof. With the exception of a situation involving a safety risk or harm, the statute on Conservatorship, Possession, and Access states as public policy that children should enjoy frequent,…

Probation and parole are similar though ultimately distinct. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you may be asking yourself: what is the difference between probation and parole? An experienced Waco, TX criminal defense lawyer explains. Probation in Texas Probation is an alternative to jail…

Someone who has been convicted of a DUI invariably will often ask: can a DUI be expunged? The law regarding DWI expungements is complicated in Texas. If you were convicted of a DWI/DUI then no, you cannot get it expunged. It will remain on your record. However, if you were…

The thought of losing your home is stressful for anyone. Falling behind on your mortgage payments is easy to do with today’s financial climate. Unfortunately, Texas makes it easy for lenders to start foreclosure proceedings on borrowers who have defaulted on their home loans. Lenders can send out default notices…

If you’ve been arrested on criminal charges, you may want to learn more about Texas pretrial diversion, sometimes called pretrial intervention. In short, the program is a way to avoid a conviction and have the charges dismissed once you meet certain conditions. You should discuss your situation with a Texas…

According to reporting from CNBC, American credit card debt hit a record high in early 2018. Collectively, Americans owe more than $1 trillion — with an average of $6,375 per adult. Falling behind on credit card debt is obviously something that no person wants to deal with. It is stressful,…

Texas parents have a general duty to provide financial support for their children. If child support is not paid on time, custodial parents have a number of different enforcement tools at their disposal. As explained by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, the failure to pay child support…

If you are thinking about getting a divorce from your spouse, you may be wondering whether or not you need to prove anything to the court in order to get legal permission to dissolve your marriage and whether or not Texas is a no-fault divorce state. The answer is that…

When a couple divorces, spousal maintenance–also called spousal support or alimony–may very well be part of the divorce settlement. If you are seeking the dissolution of your marriage, here are a few things that you need to know about spousal maintenance in Texas. When Spousal Maintenance Is Considered The first…