Most people are aware that it is illegal to punch someone. But did you know that Texas law actually allows people to agree to mutual combat? In effect, Texas law allows two people to fight and injure each other. If you are being prosecuted for an assaultive offense, you might…

The advent of the internet has opened up limitless opportunities for people and businesses around the world. However, it also provides the possibility for people to use the anonymity of the internet to make claims against competitors or accidentally run afoul of the law with its ever-changing rules about internet…

Assaults happen in all different kinds of settings. They happen at football games, bars, and in the home. When the police are called, or a victim gives them a statement, their job is not to debate you or listen to your story. Their job is to “investigate” (take a statement,…

Violating probation in the State of Texas can come with serious repercussions. The court feels as though it cut you some slack by sentencing you to a period of probation as opposed to incarceration. It will be difficult to convince them that they should continue cutting slack in light of…

There is a step-by-step divorce process in Texas. For those who are considering ending their marriage, the question of where to start and the sheer gravity of the decision often make divorce a difficult decision. Add to that a belief that children might be negatively impacted, and many put off…

Possession of child pornography carries serious penalties, including being required to register as a sex offender. Most arrestees are rightly terrified of being convicted and hope that there is a way to beat the charges. At Tidwell Law Firm, our job is to carefully review the evidence against our clients…

When couples divorce, or when unmarried people have children together, they will need to decide who has custody of the children. Child custody can be simple or complicated, depending on whether the parents can reach an agreement between themselves. At Tidwell Law Firm, we have represented numerous parents seeking custody…

Legal separation is not directly addressed under Texas law. However, you can still “legally separate.” In other words, there are no specific statutes addressing legal separation. So, it is not specifically recognized by Texas courts. That means that you and your spouse can split up and live separately and reach…

Gun collecting is a popular hobby in Texas. Although many people buy guns because they want to hunt, others are simply gun enthusiasts who like collecting guns and maybe shooting them on the range. Whatever your reason for wanting a gun, Texas has numerous gun laws. Generally, this is a…