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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

What’s in a Will?

A Will must be signed by the Testator (person making the Will), or in the testator’s name and presence by another person, who executes the Will at the testator’s direction. It must by signed by at least two competent witnesses who, in the Testator’s presence and in the mutual presence of other witnesses, witness at … Read more

Will or Living Trust

Will or Living Trust?A will distributes assets after one’s death. A Living Trust distributes assesst during one’s life. A Living Trust is usually necessary for children or pets.

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