Many parents may dread explaining an upcoming divorce to their children. The conversation can be emotional and challenging for all involved. There are, however, some strategies parents can use to make the process go more smoothly, and help their ... » Learn More about Telling Your Kids about an Upcoming Divorce
The last thing anyone wants to talk about when they consult with a family law attorney to begin the divorce process is changing their will or executing their first one. But you should. This important concept is rarely discussed with clients by their ... » Learn More about Divorcing? Change Your Will Now!
The question I am always asked during the first conference with a client is "Does it matter who files first?" The answer to the question is ALWAYS "yes" - but how that answer is given depends on the circumstances of the client I am representing. ... » Learn More about If Divorce is Inevitable – 3 Good Reasons to FILE FIRST
If you owe large sums of overdue child support, a new Texas rule may keep you from registering your vehicle. As provided by state statute, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) can now deny motor vehicle registration renewals to parents ... » Learn More about No Vehicle Registration for Those Who Skip on Child Support Payments
So are you disappointed with the way your kids turned out? Are they rotten, spoiled brats? Are they criminals in and out of prison (mostly in)? Did they marry the wrong, gender, religion, age, or political affiliation? Did they go to law school ... » Learn More about 3 Ways To Disinherit Your Offspring In Texas and Not Leave Them a Dime
Some of us love Facebook and Twitter, to a lesser extent.. I know I do. I have enjoyed catching up with people I knew as a child, keeping up with current friends and what is going on with them, and what is happening in my professional life. Folks ... » Learn More about Social Media + Divorce and Custody Cases = Bad Things
"The practice of counselor at law is more than a mere trade or business, and those who engage in it are the guardians of ideals and traditions to which it is right that they should from time to time dedicate themselves anew." Hugh Patterson ... » Learn More about The Role of Attorney as Counselor In Divorce-What does that mean?
While that may sound self serving since this is an attorney website, nevertheless the one absolute truth about family law litigation is the counsel and advice of a qualified attorney at the earliest stage of the proceedings is the best antidote to a ... » Learn More about When Do I Need To See a Lawyer?
OMG - my lawyer and my spouse's lawyer act like friends - should I worry - or change lawyers? I can't help feeling uncomfortable with their friendliness. What if they are dating? I believe it is to your advantage if the lawyers get along. But, ... » Learn More about What if your Lawyer is Friends with the other Lawyer?
I have been through the gamut during my four decades of practicing law when it comes to allowing children to give their opinion as to where they want to live and when they want to see their parents. I saw the age a child can do this go from 14 to 12 ... » Learn More about Five Reasons Children Should not Talk to Judges Behind Closed Doors