Can a Child Decide What Parent to Live with in Texas?
Are you a divorced or separated parent of a young child or a teenager in Texas? If so, you may be wondering: Does a child have the right to choose what parent they want to live with? The answer is “it depends”—while the child never has the full right to make the final decision, in… read more
What are Major Misdemeanors in TX?
In Texas, criminal charges are split into two broad categories — misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a less serious charge than a felony. Though, it would be a big mistake to view a misdemeanor as a “minor” issue. There are major misdemeanor offenses that can carry significant jail time. Here, our San Antonio criminal… read more
Is Mediation a Good Option for a Family Law Dispute in Texas?
Going through a family dispute is never easy. It can be stressful, confusing, and overwhelming. Whether it is a divorce, a custody dispute, or a child support battle, there may be options for resolving the matter outside of court. Mediation is often a great choice for family law. In this article, our San Antonio family… read more
What are Major Felonies in Texas?
As explained by the Texas Legislative Council (TLC), all felony charges carry a minimum of at least one year in prison. Of course, many felony charges can carry far more serious penalties than that. At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we are a justice-focused criminal defense law firm that is qualified to handle the full spectrum… read more
What is Child Neglect?
Unfortunately, child neglect is a very serious problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that one in seven children in the U.S. have endured some form of child neglect. Even more alarmingly, the CDC believes that the true number is significantly higher because child neglect is systemically underreported. Here, our San Antonio… read more