Reasons for a Child Custody Modification When it comes to child custody battles, and modifying a custody agreement, the court seeks to do that which is in the best interest of the child. There are three primary situations in which the Court can modify a child custody order: One parent has relinquished the…

The topic of prenuptial agreements can be somewhat awkward to discuss, especially for those in committed and loving relationships. These agreements are often mistakenly perceived by many, as reducing the institution of marriage to a business relationship bound by strict contractual obligations on both parties. Such perceptions can be hard…

We are pleased to announce that Angela Stout, at The Stout Law Firm, has been selected to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced…

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act: What to Know We live in a mobile society where people are able to move with ease from one state to the next. When conservatorship of a child is at issue, the ease with which citizens move from state to state without restriction…

Understanding Your Options During a Collaborative Divorce in Texas Collaborative law in Texas can be complex. Many couple filing for divorce expect the process to be long, stressful, and arduous; however, one method, known as collaborative divorce, can help ease the process. Collaborative divorce in Texas is an efficient and…

Whether you’re considering taking your child on a cruise through the Caribbean, heading down to Mexico for some summer sun, or jetting off to Europe for vacation, international travel is becoming increasingly common in American families.  If you are divorced or never married your child’s other parent then acquiring the…

Angela A. Stout Receives Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization AUSTIN (1/21/2016) − Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Angela Stout received Board Certification in Family Law. Angela Stout currently practices in Houston, Texas at The Stout Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Board Certification is…

Texas is one of the few states in the nation that still recognizes common law marriage as a legal mechanism for tying the knot. Rather than procuring a wedding license and having an officiant licensed by the State of Texas presided over the ceremony, a couple may choose to be…