Essentially, the Texas Romeo and Juliet law exempts teenagers and young adults who engage in sexual relations with teens under the age of consent from being classified as sex offenders.  The accusation of having sexual relations with a minor is a serious matter. Your rights, future, and freedom are at…

If you have a child and are not married, it is important to understand Texas child custody laws for unmarried parents. Unmarried mothers and fathers in Texas generally have the same rights as married parents. However, because unmarried fathers have to take extra steps to establish their paternity, securing those…

The child support rate in Texas is based on the paying parent’s net resources. To get an idea of what child support will be in your case, our skilled Waco, Texas divorce lawyers have summarized the most important rules below.  You can also use a Texas child support calculator to…

Reckless driving is the operation of a vehicle with “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Texas reckless driving laws apply to public highways, roads, and parking lots/garages.  Unlike a common traffic offense, reckless driving in Texas comes with criminal penalties. This means that reckless driving…

It is important for anyone considering marriage to speak with a Texas divorce lawyer about entering into a premarital or prenuptial agreement.  Although prenups have a reputation for being associated with particularly wealthy individuals who are getting married, they can actually be extremely beneficial to most people who are entering…

If you are planning to file for divorce, or if you are in the early stages of a divorce case, you likely  have questions about alimony in Texas.  Our experienced Waco, Texas divorce lawyers explain. Common Questions We Get About Texas Alimony  When is Texas alimony awarded, and how long does it…

In Texas, some criminal defendants are eligible for a unique type of probation called ‘deferred adjudication’. To put it simply, deferred adjudication is a specialized form of probation through which the defendant is given an opportunity to keep a conviction off of their criminal record. When available, deferred adjudication offers…

If you are preparing for divorce in Central Texas, you are not alone. According to the Annual Statistical Reports for the Texas Judiciary, approximately 130,000 divorce cases are filed in the state each and every year. Contrary to how divorce is typically portrayed in the media, it does not have…

While the rate of marital separation has dropped in recent years, divorce remains relatively common. According to an estimate from the American Psychological Association, more than 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. Going through a divorce is never easy — there are a number of different complex legal and…

Assault is a serious criminal offense in Texas. If you are arrested for an assault that results in any type of injury to the victim — even an extremely minor injury — you could potentially be charged with a class A misdemeanor offense that carries potential jail time. Defendants facing…