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We can help Texans who are ready to adopt

People often turn to adoption for a number of reasons. Perhaps they are unable to conceive a child on their own. Or maybe someone wants to adopt as a single parent. Then, there are those people who want to expand their families by giving an older child a secure, loving home. No matter what the reason for adoption, it can be a complicated and stressful process.

That's why prospective parents in Texas should have an experienced adoption attorney take the journey toward parenthood with them. A number of legal issues can arise throughout an adoption that only an attorney can address, and a qualified attorney also can help you make sure that your rights, and those of your future child, are protected.

If you are ever in a car accident, here is what you should do

Every day, numerous Texas residents are involved in auto accidents. Some individuals are lucky enough to walk away unharmed, others will suffer mild to severe injuries and some of them will ultimately lose their lives. If you survive a car accident, the steps you take after the fact matter.

What should you do after an accident? What happens if you don't have the opportunity to do some of the listed suggestions?

What can I do about my addicted ex supervising my kids?

If you're co-parenting with a former partner or spouse who is not actively seeking treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction, it can be frightening leaving the kids with him or her. You never know what might transpire if your ex is too impaired to properly supervise them or respond to emergencies.

If there is a valid custody order in place, you may feel as though your hands are tied. It's important to know your rights and responsibilities in such situations.

Texas man killed, seven others injured in six-vehicle crash

If you drive north of Beaumont for about five hours, you will come to Scurry, Texas. The tiny Kaufman County town has a population of less than 1,000. When a burg is that small, every loss is especially painful.

Residents are mourning the loss of a 49-year-old motorcycle enthusiast whose 1999 Harley Davidson cycle was struck head-on by an SUV that had just rear-ended a vehicle. The Scurry man was pronounced dead at the scene of the violent motor vehicle crash.

How to talk about divorce with your children

Divorce is a tough topic for any couple, and it can be especially difficult for a family conversation. However, parents who are contemplating divorce need to address it early with their children – no matter what the age.

Parents should tailor their conversation based on the child’s maturity. If you are discussing divorce with a teenager, they might focus on details of the divorce and why it’s happening. Your young child might ask about the routine or blame themselves for the divorce.

What to do if you’re injured in a car accident

At first, you thought you were fine. The accident wasn’t that bad, and you might have panicked a little, but all the major stuff seemed okay. A few days later, though, you’re not so sure. Suddenly you have severe headaches, which you don’t normally get, or maybe there are other pains elsewhere in your body. Could these be related to the car accident? How can you know? What should you do?

Which type of adoption is right for you?

Adoption in the U.S. has changed significantly since it first became regulated in the 1850s. People today think about family in broader terms and federal and state laws are being updated to reflect those changing views. There is a lot of stigma around the adoption process, namely, how long it takes and the associated costs. If you’re considering adoption, here are some national statistics and an overview of the types of adoption available to you.

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