Houston Police Chief Blames Pandemic for Crime Increase

In June, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner told law enforcement specialists in a recent summit that the pandemic had a large impact on the increasing crime rates in the city. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, social services were suspended and the courts became backlogged. Some of that backlog had been occurring since Hurricane Harvey hit, before the pandemic. The combination of backlogged courts and suspended social services helped shape a massive wave of violent crime that

Unmarried in Texas: Who Gets Custody?

Did you know that in 2017, more than one-third of all U.S. children lived with parents who were unmarried? This has grown significantly in the last several decades. Unmarried parents in Texas face many challenges when seeking custody of their children. These challenges differ from the challenges that married parents will face when going through a divorce. For these reasons, it is important to have an experienced and skilled Houston child custody attorney on your side

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Divorce in Houston

If you are considering a divorce in Houston, you may have many questions running through your mind. After all, untangling a marriage is not easy — even if you have only been married a short time. Assets, children, and property can all complicate the divorce process and make tensions flare. As such, it is wise to seek legal counsel before you file for divorce, so you can get the answers you need and the support you

Do You Need a Civil Litigation Lawyer in Texas?

Most Americans have seen the inside of a courtroom on television. You’ve seen the judge banging the gavel and asking for order in the courtroom. You’ve seen the outbursts and the jury deliberations. However, the truth of the matter is that the majority of cases never actually go to trial. So, even if you file a civil lawsuit, you may never truly see the inside of that courtroom. In real-life, civil proceedings are a lot different

Do You Need a Living Trust?

End-of-life planning is not something anyone wants to think about. It can be painful or scary to think about life after your death. What will happen to your family? Who will raise your children? How will your assets be divided? Unfortunately, without a solid estate plan, the Texas courts will determine the answers to those questions. Your loved one and your estate will fall to the courts to make the ultimate decision over who gets your

My Teen Was Arrested for a Violent Crime, What Can I Do?

Getting a phone call from the police department is every parent’s worst nightmare. Learning that your teenager has been arrested and charged with a violent crime is terrifying. You may be worried about their future and what a conviction could mean for their life. Will your child be charged as an adult? Will they spend years behind bars? These are all questions that plague concerned parents after their child’s arrest. When it comes to juvenile crimes,