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Shari Goldsberry

League City Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Sexting among teenagers now criminalized

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, almost 3 years ago.

    Amendments to the Texas Penal Code will take effect on September 1st criminalizing what appears to be a recent hobby among teenagers. Sexting has been defined as teenagers sending nude photos of themselves and others, Aman Batheja, Prosecutors Find Glitches in Human Trafficking...

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  2. When writing a will use a professional..

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, almost 3 years ago.

    Though Texas law allows a person to make a holographic willa will written entirely in the testators own handwriting, see Tex. Prob. Code 60a will drafted by a layperson may not speak with the necessary clarity and authority that would permit a court to honor the testators wish...

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  3. Classifications and Range of Punishment for DWI Conviction

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, almost 3 years ago.

    DWI, 1st Offense: Class B Misdemeanor in Texas Fine - A fine not to exceed $2,000. Jail - Confinement in the County Jail for a term of not less the 72 hours nor more that six (6) months. Open Container - If there was an open container of alcohol in your car when arrested, the...

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  4. Common Mistakes when dealing with law enforcement

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, almost 3 years ago.

    One of the things I want to do with blog is highlight for people some of the most common mistakes people make in dealing with the police. Were going to cover two of them today, lying the police, and consenting to a search. As a criminal defense attorney, the most I can ever ask o...

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  5. When is it appropriate to award spousal maintenance in a divorce suit?

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, about 3 years ago.

    How much maintenance is appropriate? For how long after the divorce should the payments continue? The Fifth Court of Appeals recently explored these issues in Tellez v. Tellez, No. 05-09-01139-CV (Tex. App.Dallas July 12, 2011). There, the ex-wife appealed the final decree of di...

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  6. The payment or not of child support does not affect possession to children under an order

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, about 3 years ago.

    May a divorce decree or order on a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship condition a parents visitation on the payment of child support? Or may a child support obligor condition his payment of child support on the obligee parent providing access to the child? No, such co...

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  7. US Supreme Court ruling catches up with Texas in Juvenile law

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, about 3 years ago.

    Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States decided J.D.B. v. North Carolina, No. 09-11121, 564 U.S. ___ (2011). J.D.B., a 13-year-old seventh-grade student, was taken from his classroom to a closed-door conference room where he was questioned by two police officers and t...

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  8. What is the maximum prison sentence one can receive for a DWI conviction in Texas?

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, about 3 years ago.

    The answer may be surprising. The Texas Penal Code states that driving while intoxicated is a Class B misdemeanor for a first offense and punishable by up to 180 days in prison, a fine of up to $2000, or both. Tex. Pen. Code 12.22 and 49.04(b). With one subsequent DWI offense,...

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  9. Is a parent’s subsequent marriage a material and substantial change?

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, about 3 years ago.

    Section 156.101(a)(1) of the Texas Family Code states that before an order in a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship may be modified, there must be shown that the circumstances of the child, a conservator, or other party affected by the order have materially and substan...

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  10. Think you're going to avoid child support by quitting your job? Think again.

    Written by attorney Shari Goldsberry, about 3 years ago.

    Determinations of a child support obligation are determined in part by the child support guidelines of 154.125(b) of the Texas Family Code. Simply put, the guidelines recommend child support payments be 20% of the obligor parents monthly net resources for one child, 25% for two...

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