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International family law issues of expatriate Texans and foreign nationals divorcing in Texas

  While some cases are dire and do require police and the intervention of the criminal courts, some people may use the threat of police and criminal action to provoke and intimidate the other parent. Judges can see right through phony pleas for criminal intervention in family matters, and people who abuse the law and court systems for personal gain may later regret their choices. Interference with...

A guardianship is the legal definition for when an adult has an official and legal relationship with a child who is not biologically their own. The guardian can make the same decisions that a parent would be able to make, and similarly has a responsibility to act in the child's best interest. Guardianships might sound similar to adoptions but the two are actually quite different.   Reasons for...

Lawsuit preventing son from playing football In the state of Pennsylvania, a father filed a lawsuit preventing his son from playing football. The father sued his ex-wife, the custodial parent, seeking the court to order their 17-year-old son from continuing playing football following three previous concussions. Reports of the case highlight the father’s concerns about CTE, the degenerative brain disease with symptoms of slurred speech, headaches and depression....

  Texas couples with informal marriages may petition to divorce the same way they would had the marriage been traditionally formalized with a ceremony and completed marriage license submitted to the Dallas County Clerk. In the petition for divorce a valid marriage must be alleged along with grounds for the divorce. This is another reason many couples register their informal marriage to prove its validity in divorce....