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?
Are you still hitting the gym every other day to get in shape and lose some pounds? Given up that nasty habit of smoking? Cut back on the alcohol as you promised yourself you would? Treating those around you nicer and more lovingly than in ... » Learn More about 2016 New Year Resolutions after a Month. How’s that working for you?
With school being back in session, parents who are separated will have to switch back to a different schedule for visitation with their children. We addressed summer visitation in an earlier blog, so it only fits to go over the basics of visitation ... » Learn More about School and Visitation for Separated and Divorced Parents
Often times the first setting in a family law case will be a Temporary Orders Hearing. Temporary Orders will obtain present relief from the court. A temporary orders hearing is typically set three to four weeks filing date. At that hearing, the court ... » Learn More about The Temporary Orders Hearing – What’s It About?
Many people see it as a pain to keep records of things such as receipts, statements, bills, e-mails, and texts among other things. While the burden of keeping these records can be annoying, their usefulness in a family law proceeding can prove quite ... » Learn More about The Importance of Keeping Good Records in Family Law Proceedings
I just celebrated another birthday recently. I say another because they seem to come faster at my age. This birthday got me thinking about birthdays in general - their role in life, their significance, their importance to families. Everyone is loved ... » Learn More about Birthdays and the Texas Family Code – Somebody didn’t Think this Through
Several years ago I represented the mother of a divorcing couple's children. It was one of those ugly custody battles over who got primary control and more time with the children. I called Dad to the stand to ask him why he didn't always exercise his ... » Learn More about Dads, Don’t Be Like This Dad
Father's Day was just this past weekend. I hope every Father out there got the tie he wanted or the drill he needed. More importantly, I hope every Father out there got to spend real quality time with their son or daughter. The third weekend in June ... » Learn More about Father’s Day – Five Rules to Follow for Divorced and not Divorced Fathers
In practicing litigation, I have often times noticed that clients are not aware of the potential that is out there for their case to get dismissed either by a party or by the court. While the risk is decreased when there is heavy action on a case, it ... » Learn More about Will My Case Get Dismissed?