Galveston Divorce & Family Law Lawyer, Texas


Duana Jenise Boswell-loechel Lawyer

Duana Jenise Boswell-loechel

Elder Law, Family Law, Clean Air Practice
Kimberly D. Levi Lawyer

Kimberly D. Levi

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Divorce & Family Law

Kimberly D. Levi is a native Texan with a passion for excellence in serving her extensive family law clientele. Ms. Levi graduated from the University... (more)

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Joe Dee Barlow Lawyer

Joe Dee Barlow

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Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Corporate, Divorce & Family Law

Joe Dee Barlow is the principal attorney at Barlow Jones, LLP, the oldest, and one of the most respected law firms in Bay Area Houston. He launched th... (more)

W. Brian  Jones Lawyer

W. Brian Jones

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Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support

W. Brian Jones opened WB Jones law office soon after completion of the Texas Bar Exam. Mr. Jones believed that in starting his own practice, he could ... (more)

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Juliann Kcenia Karenko

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Children's Rights
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Rebecca K. Murphy

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Children's Rights
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Lawrence M Tylka

Divorce & Family Law, Products Liability, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
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Ryan A. Beason

Family Law, Contract, Divorce, Landlord-Tenant
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Tiffany Lynn Garcia

Family Law
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Diana Gonzalez Bertini

Family Law, Wills & Probate, Transactions
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LEGAL TERMS

MINOR

In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in ... (more...)
In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in the military, married or living independently with court permission. Property left to a minor must be handled by an adult until the minor becomes an adult under the laws of the state where he or she lives.

FOSTER CARE

Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents h... (more...)
Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents have a legal responsibility to care for their foster children, but do not have all the rights of a biological parent--for example, they may have limited rights to discipline the children, to raise them according to a certain religion or to authorize non-emergency medical procedures for them. The foster parents do not become the child's legal parents unless the biological parents' rights are terminated by a court and the foster parents adopt the child. This is not typically encouraged, as the goal of foster care is to provide temporary support for the children until they can be returned to their parents. See also foster child.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

A document that authorizes a couple to get married, usually available from the county clerk's office in the state where the marriage will take place. Couples pa... (more...)
A document that authorizes a couple to get married, usually available from the county clerk's office in the state where the marriage will take place. Couples pay a small fee for a marriage license, and must often wait a few days before it is issued. In addition, a few states require a short waiting period--usually not more than a day--between the time the license is issued and the time the marriage may take place. And some states still require blood tests for couples before they will issue a marriage license, though most no longer do.

FMLA

See Family and Medical Leave Act.

IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES

Differences between spouses that are considered sufficiently severe to make married life together more or less impossible. In a number of states, irreconcilable... (more...)
Differences between spouses that are considered sufficiently severe to make married life together more or less impossible. In a number of states, irreconcilable differences is the accepted ground for a no-fault divorce. As a practical matter, courts seldom, if ever, inquire into what the differences actually are, and routinely grant a divorce as long as the party seeking the divorce says the couple has irreconcilable differences. Compare incompatibility; irremediable breakdown.

STEPPARENT ADOPTION

The formal, legal adoption of a child by a stepparent who is living with a legal parent. Most states have special provisions making stepparent adoptions relativ... (more...)
The formal, legal adoption of a child by a stepparent who is living with a legal parent. Most states have special provisions making stepparent adoptions relatively easy if the child's noncustodial parent gives consent, is dead or missing, or has abandoned the child.

RESTRAINING ORDER

An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state... (more...)
An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state. Restraining orders are typically issued in cases in which spousal abuse or stalking is feared -- or has occurred -- in an attempt to ensure the victim's safety. Restraining orders are also commonly issued to cool down ugly disputes between neighbors.

ANNULMENT

A court procedure that dissolves a marriage and treats it as if it never happened. Annulments are rare since the advent of no-fault divorce but may be obtained ... (more...)
A court procedure that dissolves a marriage and treats it as if it never happened. Annulments are rare since the advent of no-fault divorce but may be obtained in most states for one of the following reasons: misrepresentation, concealment (for example, of an addiction or criminal record), misunderstanding and refusal to consummate the marriage.

MARTIAL MISCONDUCT

See fault divorce.