Category: Adoption

“Adoption” is a blog category in our Fort Worth Family law blog. Read articles from our family law firm on adoption in Texas.

Adult Adoption Information in Texas

Adult Adoption: Texas Information Adult adoption is typically a very simple process. What usually occurs is that when a child becomes an adult, he or she wants to formally acknowledge the person or persons who raised him.  As an adult, this decision is independent of the proposed adoptive child’s biological parents.  They are not entitled to be [..]

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Coping: Holiday Conflict Resolution

Holiday Conflict Is a Reality Posting near holidays presents a real dilemma.  I want to post pictures of feasts and family celebrations, kids hunting eggs, unwrapping gifts, lighting the Menorah or Kinarah, decorating the Christmas tree, blowing out birthday candles and watching fireworks. I also recognize that the holidays can be a stressful time for divorced families, [..]

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Adoption Information

Adoption Information Fort Worth Weatherford Adoption Attorney People come to me often for adoption information.  As an adoption attorney in Fort Worth, Texas I see adoption opportunity comes in many forms.  A family member or friend is unprepared for a baby.  A woman in crisis may need someone else take her baby or child.  Someone [..]

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Grandparent Rights

Grandparent Rights:  Protecting, Raising Grandchildren Grandparent rights have changed over the years. It’s more complicated now, but a skilled family law attorney can still help Grandparents protect their grandchildren. Grandparents step in every day to help raise their grandchildren. New Law for Grandparent Rights In the past, it was common for the courts to allow [..]

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Same Sex Marriage Texas

Same Sex Marriage:  What it Means for Texas Family Law Politics aside, there is no doubt that we have witnessed history in the making. On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court changed the standard notion of marriage forever when it ruled that same sex-marriage is legal in all 50 states. Same-sex couples began to obtain marriage licenses in some areas [..]

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Win Your Case!

Win Your Case with Your Attorney Imagine that you have been involved in a lengthy lawsuit and your case is finally going to trial. Your attorney has all the documents to help prove your case all lined up and in proper form for admission in the trial. You have your list of properly subpoenaed witnesses and your attorney [..]

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Should I have an attorney send a letter?

Should I have an attorney send a letter?  Probably not. As an attorney, I am sometimes asked if I can “send a letter” to solve some problem or situation. The better question to ask your attorney is, “should I have an attorney send a letter for me?” People think that if the person who is giving [..]

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Stepparent Adoption . . . Blending Your Family

This week’s topic, stepparent adoptions, is particularly special to us.  Bob and Syd Leonard personally experience the joys (and challenges) of blended families.  We have chosen stepparent adoption for two of our children and one of our daughters chose stepparent adoption for her son.  November is both National Adoption Month and Thanksgiving.  Our family will be [..]

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