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August 2015 Archives

What are the most common causes of divorce?

It is estimated that roughly 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce. The numbers do not discriminate against occupants in the local area of McKinney, Texas. Though all couples experience mistakes that place hurdles in the relationship, there are several common deal breakers cited as the most frequent causes of divorce. Recognizing these instances might help you to mitigate against future struggles or put your mind at ease if you are currently going through a divorce.

Adoption by stepparent possible after parental rights terminated

It is a sad fact, but we probably all know someone who would qualify as a “deadbeat” parent. Although it is usually associated with a parent who fails to support his or her child financially, that term can also apply to a parent who fulfils financial obligations but never spends any time with the child.

How temporary orders can affect your case

If you filed a divorce case or a child custody case in family court, you probably are anxious for it to be over. Final orders in a family court case can take months or sometimes even years. Fortunately, Texas courts allow you to ask for temporary orders. These are orders that are put in place until the final orders.