Yearly Archives: 2019


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It is unfortunate that many children are born in less than ideal situations. Some have been results of abuse or teenage pregnancy. In any case, the parents may not be ready or capable to take care of the child. The State of Texas is always concerned with the welfare of all children regardless of circumstance. Thus, they have facilities and implemented guidelines for foster care. Child Protective Services (CPS) Rights in Foster Care Every child that is placed in foster care in Texas has defined rights. They have been placed into different categories: Safety and Care Every child has the […]

Children Placed in Foster Care in Texas


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Before, the usual story was for a man to marry a woman if they intend to stay together. However, there are instances where the couple is unable to marry, or simply choose not to legalize their relationship. Defining Concubinage Concubinage is when a man and woman live together as husband and wife without being married. Concubinage is based on the word concubine, which refers to the woman in the relationship. In ancient societies, the concubine is a secondary wife. In other words, a man has a wife, but he can also have a concubine. Today, a concubine is referred to […]

Is Concubinage Legal In Texas?



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When there is an instance of divorce, the big task is to determine who should be the custodian of the child. The court is faced with a crucial decision and every factor should be considered. In certain situations, the Child Protective Services are needed to ensure that the child will not be placed in a home where there are tendencies of abuse or neglect. The reason for the divorce could be a basis for CPS investigation. If one of the ex-spouses filed a divorce on the basis of abuse in any form, it is a logical precautionary measure to investigate […]

What You Need to Know About A Child Protective Services Investigation


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The sheer number of people involved in a CPS case can be daunting at best. Often, it seems like parties who may be aligned as filling the same role, but in reality they serve distinct purposes and it is important to tailor your behavior regarding each of the parties differently. Rather than go over each of the specific people directly (which the guide does a great job of already), there are some general categories that are good to be aware of. The first category is people who are employees of CPS. This includes investigators, caseworkers, kinship workers, supervisors, etc. All […]

CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 4: Who are all the people working on my case?



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There are several reasons why spouses end up making the difficult decision to get divorced. Some of these reasons include stressful and traumatic experiences. These can result in emotional reactions that can be difficult to deal with. When the other spouse is manifesting disturbing behavior, it can be enticing to record secretly to show harassment, lack of fitness for custody, infidelity, or any other reason.  Texas Recording Law The wiretapping law of Texas is a “one-party consent” legislation. It is a crime to record or intercept any type of wire, oral, or electronic communication. Save for the situation where one […]

Are Recordings Allowed in Texas Without Consent?


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Getting married can cost a lot of money. For some people, it’s something worth spending thousands of dollars on. But if you think marriages are already expensive, you should see how much it costs to get divorced. Getting a divorce in the United States can cost thousands of dollars. The average cost of a divorce is currently $15,000. With the average cost being that much, how does the cost of getting a divorce in Texas compare? Texas Divorces The cost of getting a divorce in Texas would be between $15,000 to $20,000. Compared to the average of the entire country, […]

The Most Affordable States to Get a Divorce: How Does Texas Fare?