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Chapter 7-Debt Relief-Overview

The Bankruptcy Code has five chapters and each chapter provides a different type of relief for debtors. Chapter 7 is the most commonly used chapter for Debtors and it allows an honest debtor a new financial life. Under Chapter 7, a debtor is entitled to a full discharge and release from all debts that are … Read more

Why does CPS have to put kids in foster care?

Occasionally, kids have to be removed and placed into the foster care system. It’s a sad reality that is sometimes unavoidable. The problem with some counties and some units is that they use the current system in order to manipulate the case against you and take advantage of the powers given to them by the … Read more

Monitored Return

Section 263.403 of the Texas Family Code provides that the court may produce an order that “(1) retains the court’s jurisdiction; (2) returns the child to the parent; (3) continues CPS to serve as the child’s TMC; and (4) provides that CPS monitors the family to ensure the child’s safety.”  §263.403.  If the court orders … Read more

The Beginning of your Court Case

How do I get my kids back from CPS? Your case is in court and the show cause hearing also called the 14-day hearing is the start of us working to get your kids back. Most of the time, we want to avoid your case going to court but if the children have been removed … Read more

Is CPS on the prowl?

Is Abuse and Neglect on the rise or is CPS on the prowl? You have probably seen the posts on social media and the news of growing concern towards a possible increase in abuse and neglect because of the stay at home orders. This concern is a valid but I’m curious as to whether or … Read more

Sue CPS

A suit against CPS will most likely need to be filed in the federal court. An experienced civil attorney can do an assessment on whether your civil/constitutional rights have been violated. If CPS has taken actions which are affecting you right now and have negative effects, we suggest consulting our firm. We encourage taking specific … Read more

Why is CPS at my door?

Why is CPS visiting my home and wanting to talk to my family? In most situations, someone called the CPS hotline and made a claim/report against you or your family. The State of Texas requires that CPS to investigate every report. An investigation is an attempt to gather information and build a case against you. … Read more

Safety Plans

What did I just sign? A safety plan is simply an agreement between you and Child Protective Services (CPS). A safety plan is not a court order and does not have the same effect as a court order. Again, it is just an agreement between you and CPS. These agreements can require a parent to … Read more

Durable Power of Attorney

We provide a comprehensive plan that includes a Durable Power of Attorney. This instrument allows you to designate a person to have the power to control your personal affairs in the event you somehow become incapacitated. Many of our clients choose the executor of their estate to also be their power of attorney.

What must a Will do?

A Will is a written instrument that is effective only on the Testator’s Death. It must be executed by a competent person, with the requisite testamentary intent, and in accordance with prescribed statutory formalities. The Will must do one or more of the following:1. Dispose of property2. Appoint an executor, or3. Revoke a prior testamentary … Read more

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