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Category: Family Law

Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Adoption related articles published by Ty Czapla, a Tyler, Texas attorney. Topics include separation, custody orders, protective orders, adultery, domestic violence, and more.

Do I have to testify for a Family Law Case? TLC Law, PLLC in Tyler, TX
Family Law

Do I have to Raise My Right Hand?

In family law cases, including custody disputes, termination and adoption cases, enforcement cases, and the other types of family disputes, clients often wonder: “Do I even have to go to court? And what can I expect if I have to testify?” This post focuses on a few general rules of thumb regarding court hearings in family law cases.

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Family Law Court in Texas but live out of state - TLC Law PLLC, Tyler TX
Family Law

Have court in Texas but live out of state? Here’s what you can do

So, you’ve been served with court paperwork that court is in Texas, but you are not. This may not be surprising to you if your spouse or the other parent live in Texas, or if you left Texas just recently. Or it could come as a shock. You ask yourself: what do I do now? Fortunately there are some steps you can take to make this process easier. If you have court in Texas but reside out of Texas you desperately need to retain a Texas attorney, and one with experience dealing with family law jurisdictional battles.

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Temporary Restraining Orders - Temporary Injunction - Protection Order - Smith County - Tyler, Texas - TLC Law, PLLC
Family Law

Temporary Restraining Orders, Temporary Orders, and Protective Orders, Oh My!

Temporary restraining orders (TROs) are often misread or misconstrued, and they can easily be confused with protective orders and temporary orders. So, what is the difference, and why does this all have to be so confusing? Temporary restraining orders, temporary orders, and protective orders each serve distinct purposes, and each requires a different “showing” (procedure) before they can be granted.   

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