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What is Considered a Misdemeanor Offense in Texas?


Many people think misdemeanors are minor offenses, but that is not necessarily true. Criminal offenses in Texas are usually classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanor offenses are not usually as serious as felony crimes, but they still carry harsh penalties including high fines and jail sentences. One of the harshest consequences of being convicted of… read more

How Long Does the Adoption Process Take in Texas?


While no one can determine how long any one adoption will take, there are guidelines you can follow. Adopting a child is a blessing for the entire family. However, it is still a legal process, and you will have many questions along the way. One of the most common questions we hear is how long… read more

Parental Rights and Responsibilities


Parents have several rights and responsibilities in Texas and throughout the country. Our San Antonio family lawyer explains what these are. Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience that brings many rights and responsibilities with it. In Texas, these rights and responsibilities are outlined in state law and they include the right to child custody,… read more

Child Support Guidelines


After divorce or separation, one parent may have to pay child support. Our Texas family lawyer explains how it is calculated. Parents who do not have primary possession of their child typically pay child support to the parent with primary possession. Children have a right to this support and so, the obligation remains even if… read more

Appealing Convictions: Understanding the Post-Trial Process


It is sometimes possible to appeal a criminal conviction. Below, our Texas criminal defense lawyer explains the process. If you have been convicted of a crime, you have the right to appeal the decision. Appealing a conviction means asking a higher court to review the decision of the lower court. It is important to work… read more