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open arms blog

After Annie Scott became licensed as an attorney, her ambitions for law practice led her to the Prosecutor’s office. It was in her role as Cameron County’s Assistant District Attorney that she encountered case after case of individuals who had fallen victim to stiffer sentencing and unfair plea deals.

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hand

When spouses seek a TRO—for reasons other than domestic violence—they usually make their request in conjunction with filing the divorce petition (sometimes called the divorce “complaint”). If you’re worried about your spouse leaving the area with your children or using all of the marital savings, you will want some protections in place as soon as […]

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hosue blog

It’s Important for You to Know How Property Laws May Affect You It is common for a divorcing couple to decide about dividing their property and debts themselves (with or without the help of a neutral third party like a mediator), rather than leaving it to the judge. However, if a couple cannot agree, they […]

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community prop

Very generally, here are the rules for determining what’s community property and what isn’t: Community property includes all earnings during marriage and everything acquired with those earnings. All debts incurred during marriage, unless the creditor was specifically looking to the separate property of one spouse for payment, are community property debts. Separate property of one […]

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