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?
When you and your spouse decide to go your separate ways, the financial burdens and benefits you shared previously will be ultimately split between you. As a result, the financial consequences of divorce can be significant. Adding to that already ... » Learn More about Keeping divorce financially manageable
As we enter 2012, it is a time for fresh starts. Perhaps this is one of the reasons couples frequently choose the month of January to divorce. In fact, January has the reputation of being the most popular month for divorce filings, nicknamed "Divorce ... » Learn More about Is January the Most Popular Month to Divorce?
Texas law now gives men the opportunity to contest paternity and end financial obligations. Until this spring, it was nearly impossible to reverse alleged mistaken paternity even if a DNA test later showed no relationship to the child. To have a ... » Learn More about Hope for Victims of Mistaken Paternity
I have been through the gamut during my four decades of practicing law when it comes to allowing children to give their opinion on matters such as where they want to live and when they want to see their parents. I saw the age a child can do this go ... » Learn More about 5 Reasons Children Should Not Talk to Judges Alone
A small recorder sewn into a child's jeans, a camera in a teddy bear; such devices aren't just in spy movies, but are actually being used by spouses in divorce and child custody cases. These technologies are part of the growing trend of domestic ... » Learn More about Divorce and Spying Spouses
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
A professional bodybuilder and former police officer from North Texas has won his child support case on appeal. The man was sued for child support payments after he donated sperm to a friend. Several years ago the man agreed to donate his sperm to ... » Learn More about Court Rules in Favor of Texas Sperm Donor in Child Support Case
Although life has changed a great deal over the years, married people are still frequently calling it quits around the famed seven year mark. The phenomenon is often referred to as the "seven year itch". It takes its name from the title of a Marilyn ... » Learn More about When Couples Separate: Is There Still a Seven Year Itch?
When you and your spouse decided to marry, chances are that you became a two-income household. Though some adults either cannot or choose not to work, most young adults do share in the experience of navigating the American workforce for a minimum of ... » Learn More about Consider A Post-Marital Agreement If You’re A Stay-At-Home Parent