Adoption


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Being a parent to a child doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be their biological parent. Parenthood can come in all forms. It can be from an uncle, aunt, grandparent, a close adult family friend, and even from a step-parent. While being step-parent may seem a little strange at first, it can result in a good parent-child relationship. Sometimes that relationship even grows so much that step-parents decide to take it further and adopt their step-children. Adoption Requirements Before a step-parent goes on to the adoption process, at least one of a few conditions must be met. Only one […]

How to Adopt Your Step-child in Texas


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Infertility, or when a woman is unable to conceive a child, is not a ground for divorce in Texas laws. Hence, it cannot be used as a means to dissolve a valid marriage. According to Texas family laws, there are only seven (7) grounds for divorce, and infertility does not fall into any of them. No-fault Divorce Generally, divorce grounds in Texas may be considered into two categories: the “no-fault” and “fault” divorces. One of the grounds falls under the “no-fault” divorce, one called “Insupportability” under the Texas Family Code, which is the first ground listed under such law. It […]

Is Infertility a Ground for Divorce?



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Adoption in Texas is just one of the types of cases family law attorneys must deal with at times. Family law is indeed an area of law that has its own difficult circumstances. It’s mostly because family law attorneys have to deal with individual families who are going through the toughest period in their life. What makes it more difficult is the fact that sometimes, the result of the case doesn’t turn up the way we hope or expect it to be. We usually see who suffers the most, even under the best circumstances. Usually, it’s the children. However, adoption […]

Texas Adoption Tips


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Can the adopted child inherit from his or her adoptive parents? Yes. Under the Texas Probate Code, when a child is adopted legally or formally, they are treated in the same footing as a natural-born child of the adoptive parents. Therefore, if the decedent dies without a will, the adopted child has the same inheritance rights as the natural child. In cases of formal adoption, the state conducts an investigation to ensure that the adopting parents are qualified to adopt a child. The investigation may include but is not limited to inspecting their home and doing a background check on […]

What Can the Adopted Child Inherit?



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After the divorce has been declared final, the two ex-spouses have to face their new lives. They have to live with the terms of the divorce. This includes matters on child custody, visitation rights, child support, and alimony.  There is a big possibility that one or both ex-spouses will remarry. This should not be an issue for the other parent. After divorce, both are no longer bound to each other, aside from the ties to their child. If your ex-husband has remarried, there is a possibility that the new stepmother would want to adopt your child.  Conditions for a Stepparent […]

Does my Ex-Spouse and His New Wife have the Right to Adopt My Child?


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When hearing the word “adoption”, child adoption comes to mind by default rather than adult adoption. The latter goes through a much easier process than the former because not a lot of other individuals’ consent are needed for adoption to be successful. In Texas, a number of reasons why an adoption of an adult takes place. These are the most common reasons among others:  Adult-adoptee is in need of a custody or guardian The adopting parent has been treating the child as his or her own until it reached adulthood The adopting parent wants the adult-adoptee to inherit from him […]

How to Adopt an Adult in Texas