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December 31, 2018

When Can a Parent Lose Custody in Texas?


In Texas, as in most states, the law presumes that it is in a child’s best interests to be raised by both parents, at least in a limited capacity. However, in appropriate cases, the Texas courts will take away parents’ custody rights. As in all child custody matters, the key focus is on protecting the “best interests” of the child involved.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

December 17, 2018

Estate Planning Considerations for 2019


Whether you already have an estate plan or you have been putting off putting a plan in place, the start of a new year is always a good time to reexamine your goals and needs. While there have not been any significant legal developments that are likely to have a drastic impact on currently-existing estate plans, changes in family, financial and health circumstances could warrant re-examination of your estate plan for 2019.

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Categories: Probate and Estate/Trust Administration

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