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November 2018 Archives

Working with Texas courts to get custody

If you are unhappy with the current child custody setup you have with your children, it is possible that you do not know which way to turn. You may contemplate trying to negotiate with the other parent in the hopes that this will lead to change. If you already have a child custody agreement in place that involved the child custody courts in Texas, however, it is likely that going through the courts again is your only viable option.

Options for single people considering adopting a child

If you are a single person considering adopting a child, you may be concerned that you'll face an uphill battle. However, the stigma against single adoptive parents is waning -- even here in Texas. Increasingly, people are realizing that their ability to give a home to a child shouldn't depend on whether they're married.

Crash kills 2 brothers, Child Protective Services employee

A tragic crash took the lives of two children and a caseworker with Child Protective Services (CPS) who was driving them back to their foster families after a counseling session on Oct. 30. The brothers, ages 10 and 14, were in the vehicle with their 12-year-old sister. She survived, but was listed in critical condition in a Dallas hospital.

Why you may want to hire a private judge to finalize your divorce

You may think that only movie stars, sports icons and business moguls hire private judges for their divorces and other civil legal matters. They do, of course. However, private judges are becoming more common -- not just in New York and California, but more recently in Texas and other states.

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