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Family Protective Orders

The Texas Family Code allows a court to issue a protective order in cases where it finds that family violence has occurred and is likely to occur again in the future. “Family violence” covers not only acts of assault resulting in bodily injury, but also threats of assault or physical harm that a reasonable person

Things to Know about Child Support in Texas

Douglas Smith has done about 4,000 family law cases. Many of those cases involve child support.  Here are some unique features in cases  involving child support. Child support is very much to be expected in any case involving minor children, whether the case is one involving paternity or divorce.  The courts are very careful to look for child support

Terminations and Adoptions

Terminations: Chapter 161 of the Texas Family Code (TFC) governs terminations. Terminations are either voluntary or involuntary.   The courts here in El Paso, Texas are very hesitant to allow for voluntary terminations.   That’s where the father or mother wants to terminate his or her own relationship with the children.  This is rare indeed.  But, let’s suppose a parent

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