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What Does a Minor Have to Do to Seek Emancipation?

Some family situations are such that a child feels he or she needs the court to legally declare him or her an adult before reaching the age of 18. If you find yourself in such a situation in Texas, it is important to understand the state has strict guidelines for when and how you may ask for emancipation.
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Why Might I Get a Visit From CPS?

It can be alarming to get a visit from Texas Child Protective Services. It often comes unexpectedly. You may be unaware of why they would even show up. The usual reason for a CPS visit, according to the Texas Children’s Commission is a call reporting abuse or neglect of your child or children.
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Can Petty Cash Policies Help Clear Theft Charges?

Many Texas businesses keep a supply of petty cash on hand to take care of simple expenses or expenditures that may come up suddenly. Some employers even include a policy for how to spend the petty cash.
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Jon O'Toole

Is It Just a Little Weed? Maybe Its only Hemp

About four months ago, we posted a blog describing marijuana possession and the current state of the law in Texas. After this year's legislative session there was a change to the law defining hemp and this change is confounding the prosecutors.
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What Should I Know About Alimony in Texas?

Everybody hopes for an amicable divorce, but there are few subjects related to divorce that produce such passions as the concept of alimony. If you are going through a divorce in Texas, it is important to understand the alimony laws in the state and how they may or may not apply to you, whether you are the higher-earning party or the dependant one.
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Understanding Texas Marijuana Possession Penalties

Although 33 states have legalized cannabis for medical use and several allow recreational use, Texas still prohibits possession of the plant for any reason. Individuals found with cannabis are subject to stringent penalties, which may include jail time.
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What Is the Disproportionality Issue With CPS?

Texas Child Protective Services has been battling a lot of bad press. The system is overloaded, just like the rest of the country. The number of children in foster care is outrageous. However, CPS tries to do its job to protect children to the best of its ability
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The Collin County Law Group

How Is a Mortgage Dealt with During a Divorce?

Divorce rates throughout the country and in Texas are changing at a rapid pace. While the divorce rate seems to be decreasing, the Texas Department of State Health Services states that this may be because more couples are choosing to cohabitate rather than get married at all.
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The Two Different Types of Asset Forfeiture

According to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, citizens of Texas and all other states have the right to protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. However, what state and federal governments deem “reasonable” may not always match the ordinary citizen’s definition.
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How Can Fathers Increase the Chances of Getting Custody?

It is important for all Texas children to have some type of fatherly relationship. According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, children are healthier emotionally when their fathers are actively involved in their lives.
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