Children

This post will be the first in a series of posts on agreed or uncontested divorces in Texas. Everything in here applies anywhere in Texas. Since we will be addressing uncontested divorces, I am going to keep it very basic. However, before beginning a discussion on an uncontested or agreed divorce there needs to be a focus on the basics of a...

There is nothing more exciting than a new baby in your life.  But when your children are grown and gone,  grandchildren are like a godsend, a second chance to hold and love a new baby and watch them grow.  But what happens when there are problems with your grand-babies' parents, a spat that results in the parents completely cutting you out?...

A step-parent adoption is a means in which a step-parent can adopt a step-child.  In order to accomplish a step-parent adoption, you must first terminate the parental rights of the biological parent whose roll you are attempting to assume.  In some instances the biological parent will be deceased.  In other's you may need a court to terminate the biological parent's...

The first step in a stepparent or grandparent adoption is terminating the parental rights of the biological father or mother, or both. A stepparent adoption requires one termination, that of the biological parent that the stepparent will be assuming their role. A grandparent adoption, however, requires termination of both biological parents.  In Texas, a child can only have two parents....