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Posts tagged "Family law"

Adoption by a stepparent

There are times when a stepparent in Texas wishes to legally adopt their stepchild. Although challenges may arise, adopting stepchildren is generally a much easier process than other forms of adoption. Unlike other kinds of adoption, the court may not require home visits and adoption hearings. As a result, adopting a stepchild can happen relatively quickly once certain requirements are met.

The role of CPS in Texas

Child Protective Services is a program that conducts investigations when allegations are made that the parents, relatives or members of a household have abused or neglected a child. Sometimes, the caseworker refers the individual of concern to services such as counseling and classes that could help them resolve their issues and understand how to take care of and punish the child through non-harmful methods.