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The Consequences of a DWI Arrest

Most people don’t know about the potential consequences that come from a Driving While Intoxicated arrest. For example, they don’t know that each arrest really represents two different actions, the criminal case itself, and an Administrative License Revocation or “ALR”. The police aren’t very helpful in explaining it e...
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Think you're going to avoid child support by quitting your job? Think again.

Determinations of a child support obligation are determined in part by the child support guidelines of § 154.125(b) of the Texas Family Code. Simply put, the guidelines recommend child support payments be 20% of the obligor parent’s monthly net resources for one child, 25% for two children, and in increasing increments of 5% for up to 5 ...
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If you want to make that family law settlement irrevocable, follow the Family Code!

Public policy “encourages the peaceful resolution of disputes” by allowing parties to come to agreements through settlements. Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 154.002 (2011). In family law cases such as divorce or child custody disputes, this policy is furthered by sections of the Texas Family Code, e.g., § 6.602—allowi...
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Is a parent’s subsequent marriage a material and substantial change?

Section 156.101(a)(1) of the Texas Family Code states that before an order in a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship may be modified, there must be shown that “the circumstances of the child, a conservator, or other party affected by the order have materially and substantially changed” from the time the order sought to be modifi...
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Buying property: Put it in writing!

So everyone is familiar with the phrase “my word is my bond.” It is a phrase that is meant to indicate that you can take someone’s words at face value, and that he means what he says. In terms of the law, such a phrase can be best epitomized in the idea of oral contracts. Oral contracts are essentially the same as written contract...
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Self-Representation: The Perils and Possibilities

In Galveston County, a person charged with a Class A or B Misdemeanor has a lot of options when it comes to legal representation. For those that show up at their first court appearance without an attorney, the judge of the county court will advise you that you have three options. First, you can waive your right to an attorney and speak to the prose...
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