What you need to know to be prepared for a social study evaluation - Most Texas courts will order a social study evaluation to be completed if conservatorship (custody) or possession of and access to a child are being contested. The Texas Family Code contains specific requirements for completion of a social study evaluation. It is important to be knowledgeable about the process of a social study evaluation. In Texas custody cases, the recommendations contained within a social study evaluation carry a great deal of weight with the Court. Many custody cases can be won or lost based upon these recommendations. As with all aspects of custody litigation, it is important to be prepared for what comes next in the process. Read more.
What you should know about common law marriage in Texas - As more and more people get away from the traditions of formal ceremonial marriages, it becomes more important to understand when and how you could find yourself in a common-law marriage relationship.
Today more and more couples are cohabitating prior to marriage. Others choose to live together but never get married. There are many misconceptions about common-law marriage. There are many misunderstood facts about common law marriage in Texas. Knowing where the lines are drawn between unmarried and common law married can be important in knowing your rights. Read More.