DWI Arrest in Texas: What do you do next?

Being arrested for a DWI is an embarrassing and difficult situation to navigate alone. Quick and informed action is needed to successfully beat your charges and avoid the loss of your license, an increase in your health insurance premium and more. No one expects to be pulled over for a DWI or DUI, but these charges occur on a regular basis and penalties are severe. If you are arrested on the suspicion of DWI in Texas, the first step to take is to hire an experienced DWI lawyer. To successfully navigate your case, a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of DWI law will be a great asset. If you refused to provide a blood or breath specimen, the quick hire of a lawyer is even more important. Once you have called your attorney, the next step to take is to request an [...]

Father’s Day: Rights of Fathers and Grandfathers in Custody Cases

Another Father’s Day has come and gone, and in a perfect world, every dad would have spent the day with his kids. But this is far from a perfect world, and too often fathers and grandfathers are pushed out of their children or grandchildren’s lives through parental alienation, distance, financial problems or other custody issues. The truth is that unless a father has been specifically prohibited from contact with his child, that dad has rights as a parent that sometimes have to be defended in court. We see this more and more now, as divorced moms move across the country or make it otherwise difficult for a father to have consistent visitation with his own children. First, let’s talk about the legal definition of a parent in Texas. A parent is defined as the mother, a man presumed to be the father, a man [...]

Getting Through Divorce in Denton or Cooke County

GETTING THROUGH DIVORCE Getting a divorce is never easy, and for those that are over 50,  going through a divorce brings a whole set of unique challenges. Facing a divorce as an older adult can be particularly challenging in its own way. Whether you were waiting for an empty nest or just generally unhappy, divorces can happen for any number of reasons. Moving into this next uncertain chapter later in life can be scary and overwhelming, but there are some simple things you can do to prepare yourself to help make things easier for what’s to come. Evaluate Your Finances It’s important to give a hard look at what income you are still making as well as any retirement, savings, and pensions that may be coming in. This will help you prepare for the practical side of your new life ahead. This is [...]

Expunctions And Non-Disclosures in Texas

EXPUNCTIONS AND NON-DISCLOSURE IN TEXAS Prospective employers, property owners and mortgage brokers are only a few examples of people who may request performing a background check. A criminal offense, even if you were not found guilty, or even if you paid for the crime with money and/or time, can continue to follow you. What tools are available to help you start over? In Texas, there are two tools that can help: Expunctions An expunction will permanently erase a criminal offense from you record. This prevents anyone from viewing you were charged with an offense. An expunction is only available under circumstances. These include: You already received an acquittal You were found guilty of a crime but later pardoned You were found guilty of a crime and then later proved innocent You were arrested of a misdemeanor but not formally charged and the appropriate [...]

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