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?
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?
Mediation is meant to resolve disputes between litigants and have proven to be a very successful means to accomplish that purpose. Timing, however, is the key. If held at just the right time then the mediation can produce huge savings in costs, time, ... » Learn More about Early Mediations in Family Law – Good or Bad Thing?
No! The first rule is that a Court cannot divide separate property. So, without a lot of complicated footnotes attached, if the property in question was inherited, owned before the marriage, or was the result of personal injuries sustained while ... » Learn More about Everything will be Split 50/50 – Right?
The answer is simple. Prioritize what you want. The issues in any divorce or custody case are not one dimensional. They are multiple. Is it the right to decide where your child will reside the majority of the time? Do you want to be the one in charge ... » Learn More about How to Win in Divorce & Custody