Determining Child Custody in Texas Using “Best Interests” Standard

When determining child custody in Texas, a court will seek to determine what living arrangement is in the “best interests” of the child. The trial court is given wide discretion in making its decision. The court considers the following factors in its analysis: 1. The parental abilities of the individuals seeking custody; 2. The programs available to assist these individuals …

4 Topics New Parents Need to Discuss with an Attorney

Becoming a parent—either by birth or though adoption—is one of the most significant things that you can do. As a new parent myself, I know just how much love there is that goes into caring and raising a child. No matter how our families came together, whether we carried our newborns to term, adopted a child through Child Protective Services, …

10 Things to Think about When Choosing a Guardian

Choosing a guardian is an important part of estate planning. Whether you have minor children, an adult child with special needs, or an aging loved one who needs someone to look after them in case you pass away or become incapacitated, if you don’t feel comfortable letting the courts decide for you, there are several things you need to consider …