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. What happens if you don’t pay child support in Texas?  As explained by the Office of the…

If you are thinking about getting a divorce from your spouse, you may be wondering if you need to prove anything to the court in order to get legal permission to dissolve your marriage. You may also want to know whether or not Texas is a no-fault divorce state. To…

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…

Whether you are getting divorced or separating from your spouse, or have recently learned that you are a parent and would like to have time with your child as such, knowing how to file for child custody in Texas is important. Filing for child custody can be one of the…

If you have been charged with a crime in Texas, you probably have been advised to retain legal counsel immediately. But before you hire a lawyer, you may want to know exactly what it is a defense attorney does. Consider the following overview regarding a criminal defense attorney’s responsibilities when…

When a loved one passes away, family members are left to sort out their estate. This can include having the deceased’s “last will and testament” read, and then undergoing the probate process. Probate is where the court will determine the validity of the deceased person’s will. Many people naturally wonder,…

Depending on the country your passport is from, you may need a visa when coming to the United States, even if it’s just a vacation. For non-immigrants, there are four main types of visas available: Tourists Business travelers Students Future spouses United States Visa Process When looking into a United…