Four Ways You Can Unknowingly Violate Probation

The consequences of violating probation can be quite severe. You can be fined, get sent to rehab, have the duration of your probation extended, or even have your probation revoked and get sent to (or back to) jail. It’s a big deal! That’s why it is so important to mind your p’s and q’s when you’re on probation. Unfortunately, some people find themselves in a lot of trouble for violating their probation when they Read More

Second Chances: How to Clear Your Criminal Record

What if you could wipe your record clean? Whether you made a small mistake that seems to be haunting you, or you were arrested for something but not convicted, having a criminal record can make life a lot more difficult. It can get in your way when you’re applying for jobs, for certain licenses, or for housing. Fortunately, in some situations, it is possible to expunge (or expunct as it’s referred to in Texas law) Read More

Suspected of DUI? Here’s What Can Happen to You

You’re driving along the I-14, anxious to get home after a client meeting ran overtime. Suddenly the folders piled on the passenger seat start to topple and you instinctively reach out to catch them. The movement affects your control of the steering wheel and sends you swerving into another lane. You quickly regain control and get back in your lane, but moments later, you hear sirens. Even if you weren’t drinking, Read More

Understanding the Difference Between a Suspect, Person of Interest, Target, and Subject

If you’ve ever watched one of the many crime dramas on television, you have likely heard various terms like “suspect,” “person of interest,” and more. While they all sound similar, they each play a different, specific role in an investigation. Understanding these terms, especially if you or a loved one is involved in the investigation, can help you know what the differences are between them and what a police Read More

To Grandma’s House We Go? A Look at Grandparent’s Visitation Rights in Texas

The relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is very special. However, sometimes certain family situations or disputes with your grandchild’s parents can make it difficult for you to visit with your grandchild. Luckily, as a grandparent in Texas, you have rights. If you believe it would be in the child’s best interest to be able to see you, you can file a suit requesting visitation, or even custody. In Read More

Facing Divorce? Here’s What to Expect in Texas

It is normal to experience a certain level of discomfort if you are facing divorce. The fear of the unknown, like most cases, has a tendency to stir anxiety in many people. The good news is that the general divorce procedure in Texas is the same, whether you have been married for 3 months or 30 years. To help you understand what to expect, here is a brief overview of the divorce process in Texas.  Residency Read More

4 Situations Where You Might Need to Modify Your Divorce Agreement

During divorce settlement negotiations, the goal is to come to an agreement that meets everyone’s needs for the foreseeable future. Although family courts don’t allow random or frivolous changes to divorce agreements, they also understand that life changes, and so do the needs and resources of everyone involved: you, your former spouse, and your children. Below is an overview of four key situations where you may Read More

DWI? What Now?

A DWI is a serious charge in Texas, and it can have significant ramifications across many facets of your life. For example, if you are convicted of the charges against you, you may lose your job and have trouble getting a new job. This could result in the loss of your home and a dramatic change in your lifestyle and future possibilities. You may also lose your driver’s license, which could affect your independence, Read More

4 Unique Differences in a Military Divorce

If you or your spouse is a service member, you will encounter certain differences in the event of a divorce. Unlike civil divorces, military divorces are affected by unique factors that must be put into consideration during the separation. Here are four ways in which a military divorce differs from a civilian divorce.  1. Filing for divorce  Once you and your spouse have decided to go your separate Read More

A Brief Overview of Common Law Marriage and Divorce in Texas

Common law marriages have grown in popularity over the last few years. A common law marriage is an arrangement where you are considered married, but without a marriage certificate. It is referred to as an “informal marriage” in Texas. For this type of marriage to be recognized by the law, a few things have to take place. Here is a brief overview of common law marriage and divorce in Texas. Are Common Law Read More