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Navigating Texas Family Code Title IV Protective Orders

By Zelda Hinojosa-Howell, Lone Star Legal Aid Representing survivors of crime requires a willingness to provide holistic legal services to meet both their legal and non-legal needs. Legal aid attorneys representing survivors of crime wear many hats. We are their zealous advocate, but at times it can feel like we are also their cheerleader, therapist,… Continue reading Navigating Texas Family Code Title IV Protective Orders

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Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Tool for Self-Determination and Advocacy for People with Serious Mental Illness

By Julie Balovich, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid When people think of advance directives, they usually think of medical and financial powers of attorney. These are important planning documents that allow individuals to choose proxies and make decisions for themselves in the event that they are incapable to do so. Less well known is the psychiatric… Continue reading Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Tool for Self-Determination and Advocacy for People with Serious Mental Illness

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LANWT and TLSC Help Former Renters Fight for Meaningful Ownership of Homes

by Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas and Texas Legal Services Center As a Dallas-area real estate broker calls the terms of a real estate contract, “sloppy, contradictory, and ridiculously unfair,” Julian Campos simply wants to remain at and become the owner of the place he has called home for more than 15 years. “It’s always… Continue reading LANWT and TLSC Help Former Renters Fight for Meaningful Ownership of Homes