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Arbitration in Divorce Proceedings

By Conner & Lindamood, P.C. |

Deciding to dissolve a marriage is a difficult and emotional time for all parties involved in a marriage. Entering a divorce decree can take months of negotiation and court proceedings in order to come to a mutual understanding. Family law courts are constantly flooded with overbooked dockets and overworked judges who simply do not… Read More »

Prenuptial Agreements

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What Exactly is a Prenuptial Agreement? Getting engaged to be married is supposed to be one of the happiest and most exciting times in a couple’s relationship. There are many things to consider before the marriage occurs, such as where you will move, how your bank accounts will be managed going forward, if a… Read More »

Important Facts About International Adoptions

By Conner & Lindamood, P.C. |

Adoption is rewarding opportunity that can permanently enrich the lives of adoptive parents and children. There are three primary categories of adoption in Texas: private, Child Protective Services, and international adoptions. Private adoptions occur between a birth parent and a child’s adoptive family. Child Protective Service adoptions include children who have removed by Child… Read More »

Child Support Payments While Incarcerated

By Conner & Lindamood, P.C. |

Incarceration plays a substantial role in the lives of many families in the state of Texas. Statistics report that 143,000 individuals are currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system. There are many uniques issues and concerns that arise when one parent is sentenced to incarceration, including child custody, visitation, and in… Read More »

The Role Of Virtual Visitation In Texas

By Conner & Lindamood, P.C. |

With the advent of many new types of technology, the landscape of child custody is rapidly changing. Several states including Texas have passed laws that allow virtual visitation as part of a parenting plan in child custody agreements. Virtual visitation includes software application like Skype, video phones, and webcams and significantly helps parents maintain… Read More »

Adult Adoption In Texas

By Conner & Lindamood, P.C. |

There are a few particular reasons why an adult in Texas might seek to adopt another adult individual. These reason may include the adoptee requires a custody or guardian or the adult desires the adoptee to inherit from the adult’s will or trust. In other cases, an adult is well bonded with a stepparent… Read More »

Texas Court Denies Employment Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

By Conner & Lindamood, P.C. |

Recently, the Texas Supreme Court refused to review a lower court ruling which holds that cities may not deprive married same-sex couples the benefits that the city provides to opposite sex-couples. Texas law currently states that the state government is prohibited from discriminating against married same-sex couples without good cause. One of the Texas… Read More »

The Presence of Bigamy In Texas Divorces

By Conner & Lindamood, P.C. |

While marriage is a strong bond, there are still some elements that can greatly affect these conditions. Bigamy is one condition that can terminate a marriage. Bigamy refers to situations where: (1) a first valid marriage was entered into by the accused spouse prior to the marriage in question, and (2) the bigamist was… Read More »

The Adoption Tax Credit For 2016

By Conner & Lindamood, P.C. |

Established in 1997, the adoption tax credit is a tax deduction that has helped thousand of families afford the costs of adoption. The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that the maximum adoption tax credit for 2016 will be $13,460.00. Unlike the adoption tax credit in some previous year, the adoption tax credit for 2016… Read More »

Domestic Violence As Cause For Divorce

By Conner & Lindamood, P.C. |

In many states, domestic violence is recognized as a ground for divorce. In other states, like Mississippi, domestic violence is not recognized as grounds for divorce in the state. A recent effort to add domestic abuse as a ground for divorce was recently denied by Senate in the state of Mississippi. More specifically, the… Read More »

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