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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Factors Considered in Child Custody Cases


Divorce involves the resolution of several complex and, often, emotional issues. Spousal support, or alimony, needs to be addressed. Division of the marital property also needs to be resolved. One of the most difficult and personal issues that must be decided, however, is


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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Overview of White Collar Crimes


Crimes are categorized in a number of ways. Some are violent and some nonviolent. Sometimes crimes are referred to be level of severity such as a misdemeanor or felony. Other times crimes fall into other specific categories. Have you ever heard of a white collar crime? Here we go into more detail into what exactly a


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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Adoption Requirements in Texas


For many people, adoption is an answer to prayers. Individuals or couples seeking to have a baby and unable to do so, those eager to provide a home for a child in need, a stepparent who can’t wait to be the legal parent of a child already loved, or pregnant teenagers seeking adoring parents for the baby they can’t take care of -- all find solace in the possibility of adoption. All also have concerns about the variables and complexities involved in the adoption process. For this reason, they all require the services of an


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Friday, July 31, 2020

Changes in Child Custody in Texas


What constitutes a material and substantial change which would justify a change to child custody?

Child custody is often one of the most critical issues in a divorce. At times, after the issuance of the divorce decree and institution of the custody order, one or both of the parents might find a need to alter the custody agreement. Texas law allows custody agreements to be amended as needed under certain circumstances. Parents who find the custody arrangement to no longer be workable will want to consult with a Read more . . .


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

What Constitutes Burglary in Texas?


Burglary is a serious crime in Texas. Nonetheless, a skilled criminal defense attorney may be able to get the charges dismissed, help you plead guilty to a lesser offense like criminal trespass (which is a misdemeanor rather than a felony) or win your case at trial. At Navarrete & Schwartz, P.
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Monday, July 27, 2020

How Can I Fight Drug Possession Charges in Texas?


If you’ve been charged with drug possession in West Texas, you are no doubt frightened and confused about how to proceed. The first thing you have to do is contact a well-respected criminal defense team like Navarrete & Schwartz, P.C.

The smartest action you can take to protect your rights and prevent harsh penalties is to have your case handled by drug crime attorneys who have comprehensive knowledge of state and federal drug crime laws and Read more . . .


Thursday, June 25, 2020

What Are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation?


Divorce does not need to be an emotional battleground where two people fight out their differences in a courtroom. It can be low in stress, low in cost, and preserve whatever remaining goodwill still exists between a former couple. This can be accomplished through divorce mediation.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

What Happens During Voir Dire?


Voir dire refers to the jury selection process, a critical step in any criminal case going to trial. Those selected as members of a jury will decide the fate of the criminal defendant. The importance of voir dire cannot really be understated. Let us take a moment to walk through what happens during this crucial phase in a


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Thursday, June 11, 2020

How Can You Establish Paternity in Texas?


Paternity refers to fatherhood. To establish paternity refers to the legal process of determining a child’s legal father. The legal father of a child has certain rights and responsibilities in relation to the child.


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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Does Signing a Birth Certificate Establish Paternity in Texas?


In the world of family law, establishing paternity means an official determination as to who is the legal father of a child. Being the legal father of a child comes with important legal rights and obligations. It can be established in different ways.
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Friday, May 29, 2020

High Profile Divorces and Public Opinion


How can a divorce impact a celebrity’s public image?

Imagine filing for divorce and instead of just having all of your friends and family weighing in, you have the entire public inserting their opinions. Unfortunately, this is the reality for most high profile couples that file for divorce. The media has made it so that celebrity divorces are rarely private or quiet matters. For better or for worse, fame thrusts high profile individuals into the spotlight, even for sensitive matters like a divorce. Recently, Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari and Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy have filed for divorce.
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