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The Schoel Law Firm Scholarship

We at The Schoel Law Firm know the value of getting an education. We also know how expensive it is to get that education, so we are going to give you a hand… Announcing The Schoel Law Firm 1st Annual Scholarship Essay Contest! If you are or will be, enrolled at Odessa College (OC) or [..]

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Personal Injury in Texas

To determine whether you have a viable personal injury lawsuit or claim, you should begin by asking yourself three basic questions: First, did you suffer an injury and not just property damage? Second, were your injuries caused by the negligence of another person? Finally, do you have recoverable damages? If the answer to all three questions is “yes,” [..]

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Child Custody in Texas

Things change that can cause your custody agreement to be less than ideal. A new work schedule, a disagreement over parenting style, a new job in a different city, or the introduction of a new partner in your life can impact how often you are able to see your child. That’s life – a series [..]

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Do You Argue With Your Spouse about Social Media?

Is Social media causing issues in your relationship? Social media is a quick, easy way for people to communicate and connect. It allows them to share information at an incredible rate. Sharing pictures, videos and experiences has never been so common before. It also causes people to get divorced.   A lot of it just [..]

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Effect of a Criminal Conviction on Parental Rights

Many times a parent’s criminal history comes into question when determining or modifying child custody. Whether the issue has been brought to the court’s attention by the opposing parent or by the family court itself, there are many different considerations a family court takes when determining if the criminal history will affect parental rights. When [..]

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Summer Visitation

If you have visitation and did not give notice of a different time for Summer visitation, your 30 days will start on July 1st at 6 pm and end on July 31st at 6 pm. This is outlined in the Standard Possession Order. Make sure to check your specific order to verify these dates and [..]

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Different Types of Divorce

Contested divorce This is a type of divorce whereby the issues that are facing the couple will be addressed and overseen by a judge. A contested divorce can go to trial if there is no amicable solution.  It is an expensive type of divorce because the affected couple will likely hire lawyers to handle the [..]

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DWI Penalties

The penalties in Texas associated for driving while intoxicated (DWI) have grown increasingly harsher over the past few decades. While specific penalties imposed after a DWI depend on a variety of factors, the most relevant are the number of previous offenses as well as your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of your arrest. [..]

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What To Know Before Establishing Paternity

If you have doubts regarding who is a child’s biological father, then getting a court order for establishing paternity can be critical. This is true whether you believe you are the father of a child or you are a child’s mother and want to legally identify the father. However, before you do this, there are [..]

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4 Things Dads Should Do in Custody Cases

Child custody and visitation disputes are highly emotional and legally complicated. Whether you are heading into court or a mediation session to resolve these issues, it is important for parents to prepare because it can be easy to get overwhelmed in these situations. Many men feel like they are at a disadvantage in custody cases from the [..]

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