Social media pitfalls: Divorce and holidays

Social media pitfalls: Divorce and holidays Anger and jealousy can lead people in divorce into social media pitfalls during the holidays, as an attorney from a divorce law firm Plano TX trusts can attest. Before social media, we no longer had to see our soon to be or recently former spouse. With social media there…

An Overview on Alimony Payments

An Overview on Alimony Payments The decision to award alimony is dependant on the financial circumstances of both parties in the divorce and is not awarded in every divorce. When alimony is awarded, it is unlikely that it ill be set indefinitely. Here is a general guide to alimony and what you can expect whether…

Child Custody: Moving Out of State

Child Custody: Moving Out of State When planning to move out of state with your children, there are many things you should consider. By taking the steps below, it can help your relocation go more smoothly and help prevent any roadblocks along the way. The last thing you would need is not being able to…

What is an arraignment?

What is an arraignment? An arraignment is the formal reading of one or more criminal charges against the defendant. It is the official notification to the defendant of what they are charged with and provides them with the opportunity to enter a plea. There are several plea options the defendant can choose, depending on the…

How To Start the Divorce Process

How To Start the Divorce Process Making the decision to divorce from your partner is not to be taken lightly. The road ahead can be long and emotional, full of many unknowns. You will have many questions about what to expect from the divorce process. When two people have been together for many years, it…

Understanding Your Right to Remain Silent

Understanding Your Right to Remain Silent One of the most fundamental and important rights that American citizens possess is the right to remain silent when facing criminal charges. You have probably seen plenty of TV and movie scenes where a police officer tells a suspect about this right, but you might not thoroughly understand how…

Liquor Liability for Allowing Minors to Drink Alcohol

Liquor Liability for Allowing Minors to Drink Alcohol The holiday season is upon us, and the parties will soon begin.  If you are planning to have guests under the age of 21 to your home for the holiday season, it is important to be aware of the possible consequences if you allow minors to consume…

Updating Your Estate Plan After a Divorce

Updating Your Estate Plan After a Divorce When going through a divorce, you are probably experiencing many changes as you end a chapter in your life. Though this can be an emotionally trying and stressful time, it is important remember there are some important changes you must make to reflect your new circumstances. Among the…

Parental Visitation Rights After a Criminal Conviction

Parental Visitation Rights After a Criminal Conviction Visitation Rights After a Criminal Conviction When an individual has gone through trial for a crime and is convicted, their visitation rights will most likely be affected. Courts decide this on a case by case basis; they will review the conviction, what crime was committed, and if you…

Causes of Death: Wrongful Death vs Manslaughter

Causes of Death: Wrongful Death vs Manslaughter At the most basic level, death is death.  It will happen to all living creatures.  The question is only when rather than if.  Of the myriad ways people die, the legal system usually does not take an interest beyond facilitating the probate of the estate of the deceased. …