What Parents Should Know About Juvenile Crime in Texas

The last thing parents want is for a youthful mistake to haunt their child for the rest of his or her life. And here in Texas, where the penalties for a juvenile crime can be rather severe, that is a real possibility. In this post, we'll briefly highlight a few Texas juvenile crime facts and what th...

Applying for a Passport for Children When You’re Divorced

Divorced parents who want to apply for a passport to travel internationally with their children must provide additional information beyond the standard passport application. When the passport office is satisfied that the parents have met all the requirements, they will issue a five-year passport to ...

How the Consequences of a DWI Can Add Up

DWIs come with strict statutory consequences, including fines, jail time and license suspension. But, more than just these consequences, DWIs can complicate your whole life. Consider all the possible consequences when deciding whether to fight a first-time DWI offense. Penalties for a DWI Convictio...

Domestic Violence Claims Require Fair Contemplation

It is a notable moment in time for those who are victims of sexual harassment and other forms of abuse, too. The #MeToo movement isn't happening in a vacuum. Women and men across the country are stepping forward in bravery to identify those who have abused their power and violated the rights of thei...

Summertime Brings High DUI Arrest Rates—Don’t Become a Statistic!

Ah, summertime. Everyone looks forward to those long summer days and steamy, hot nights. It's the perfect time to take things a bit slower and enjoy the glorious weather and festivities that come this time every year. From baseball games and backyard barbeques to weddings and waxing away in the gre...

When Kids “Borrow” A Car For The Night—It Could Be A Crime!

Joyriding; it sounds like fun, but it is technically a felony. It's breaking into a locked car and driving around just for the pure thrill of it. It seems innocent enough, especially when it is your teen or young adult child taking mom or dad's car for a ride. Many of us might have a story of takin...

Judges Prefer Effective Custody Arrangements Over Traditional Splits

Child custody has long been one of the most emotionally charged aspects of a divorce. When both parents want to play a role in their children's lives, creating an amicable custody arrangement can be difficult. In the past, judges often defaulted to primary maternal custody, with fathers receiving a...

It’s Not Your Parents’ Custody Agreement

Parents are becoming increasingly creative with their child custody agreements. They believe that the usual practice of awarding primary custody to one parent and visitation to the other could be harmful to a child. The goal of non-standard custody arrangements is to minimize disruption in the child...