Don’t Talk to the Police without a Galveston Defense Attorney Present

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Perhaps nothing is as terrifying as being arrested. Many law-abiding citizens have never had handcuffs slapped on them, and they will do anything to be free so they can return to their families. After taking a suspect into custody, police usually usher them into a room for an interrogation. Believe it or not, this is […]

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How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Houston has thousands of attorneys, but which one is the right lawyer for your criminal case? At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we’ve practiced criminal law for decades and understand the legal landscape better than most. Below, we highlight steps you should take to find the best Houston criminal defense attorney for […]

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How to Get Galveston Child Support when Your Ex is Paid Under the Table

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

One strategy many parents use to evade paying child support is to get paid “under the table”—meaning, their employer usually pays in cash and doesn’t report the wages to the IRS. Because no one sees the money, your ex doesn’t report it as income to the court. These under-the-table arrangements are fairly common in some […]

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Can I Stop Alimony when My Ex Moves in with Someone?

April 29th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Family Law

Texas law is crystal clear that spousal maintenance obligations end when the dependent spouse remarries. However, in this day and age, many people just move in together and avoid another trip down the aisle. Is cohabitation enough to end alimony? Actually, it is. Texas law also states that the obligation to pay spousal maintenance ends […]

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Are You Entitled to Bail in Texas?

April 20th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Bail

Yes. The Texas Constitution provides a right to bail in Article 1, Section 11, where it says “all prisoners shall be bailable.” Sounds simple enough, right? Bail benefits most defendants, who can be with family or friends and continue to go to work or school as they wait for their criminal case to play out. […]

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Misdemeanor Hit and Run in League City

April 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Texas law requires that drivers immediately stop following an accident. If they don’t, then they are likely committing a crime. The Texas Transportation Code lays out a motorists’ duties following an accident and what penalties they will face if they fail to fulfill them. Under the law, a hit and run involving bodily injury or […]

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Can You Start Dating Before Your Divorce is Finalized?

April 6th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

One of the benefits of getting divorced is the ability to finally re-enter the dating scene in search of true love. However, dating before your Houston divorce is finalized is risky. It can definitely impact a final divorce settlement, in particular the division of community property and alimony. If you date while married, it is […]

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What is the Difference Between Assault and Aggravated Assault?

March 24th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Assault

In Houston, a person can face assault charges for many different types of alleged criminal behavior, including offenses that would constitute “battery” in other states. To be clear, both assault and battery are part of the assaultive offenses specified in the Texas Penal Code. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, as well as your […]

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Top Things to Know About Child Custody in Texas

March 18th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Family Law

Whether you are planning for divorce and your connected child custody case, or you are ending a relationship with your partner and the two of you share minor children, you will need to learn more about how child custody works in Texas. Most child custody matters are governed by the Texas Family Code, including specifics […]

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Common Defense Strategies When You Are Facing Criminal Charges

March 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

When you are facing criminal charges in League City or Galveston, it is critical to hire an experienced and aggressive Texas criminal defense attorney who can work with you to develop the strongest possible defense strategy to help you avoid a conviction. As your lawyer will discuss with you, defense strategies are specific to the […]

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