KXAN-TV reported on September 6 that a 54-year-old woman was arrested in Georgetown for allegedly abandoning her grandchild in a hot car. According to KXAN, the woman went into the Ross department store on West University Avenue in Georgetown, but left her grandson strapped in a car seat for more than 20 minutes. The woman…
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was enacted to protect your private information while allowing the transfer of health information to ensure that each individual receives high-quality health care. What information is protected? HIPAA protects “all individually identifiable health information held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate,…
On June 14, KXAN-TV reported that Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies found $184,520 in a cardboard box in the back seat of a vehicle during a routine traffic stop. A 26-year-old man and 35-year-old woman were in a Jeep stopped on Texas State Highway 130 for not passing in the left lane and having no…
Domestic and Family Violence in Texas   October is domestic violence awareness month. Any given day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls made to domestic violence hotlines across the nation.   https://barrowsfirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Domestic-and-Family-Violence-Divorce-Issues-Podcast.mp3  In this podcast, Southlake divorce lawyer, Leslie Barrows talks about a variety of domestic and family violence concerns and what to do in a situation where…
Because Grandparents Are Important to Children’s Lives, Grandparent Custody in Texas is a Frequently Discussed Topic When children look at their parents, they appreciate that even mom and dad had their own parents. Grandparents help their grandchildren put things into perspective. Grandparents are fascinating to young kids who hear stories from the past and what…
On May 16, 2018, the 12th Court of Appeals of Texas in Tyler found that the states 2015 “revenge porn” law was unconstitutional. Signed by Governor Greg Abbott, the law forbids “unlawful disclosure of intimate visual materials,” which includes photographs, videos, and any other photographic reproduction of a person’s exposed genitals without their consent. The…
Families Should be Using Our Family Wizard Software and Apps The magic of Our Family Wizard (OFW) is not magic at all, rather it is smart scheduling software designed to facilitate communication between parents with shared custody of their children. The shared calendar helps co-parents with visitation swaps, school schedules, and extracurricular events. Using Our…
Newly enacted legislation could have a serious impact on marijuana possession cases in Williamson County and throughout the state of Texas. The state has recently implemented a hemp-related law on June 10th that requires law enforcement to test suspected cannabis for their THC level. If the level is at or above the legal limit of…
The Round Rock Police Department volunteered to be the first in Williamson County to implement the “cite and release” program created by the Texas Legislature through the passage of House Bill 2391 in 2007. On May 23, the Austin American-Statesman reported that since May 1, Round Rock police officers have had the option of issuing…
Being charged and/or convicted of a DWI can lead to lifetime consequences. Although a charge for DWI can range from a class B misdemeanor all the way up to a felony, and anywhere from 72 hours in jail to ten (10) years or more in prison, a conviction for any of these share common collateral…