A Motion for New Trial: Crushed Them

March 08, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on A Motion for New Trial: Crushed Them

Motion for New Trial hearing this morning (3-8-2017). Crushed the other side – just crushed them. The Court awarded my client $3,500 in attorney’s fees for having to defend a frivolous Motion for New Trial. This is called a Rule 13 Motion – sanctions for filing a frivolous pleading. The other side filed a Motion […]

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Selling the Marital Home – Taking Care of the Mortgage

March 17, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Selling the Marital Home – Taking Care of the Mortgage

Throw this down . . . trying to save money in a divorce action, using the same lawyer, taking short cuts . . . not a good idea. So here is what happened, both parties used the same lawyer in an agreed divorce scenario, H was awarded the home with the promise to pay the […]

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Annulments in Texas

February 13, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Annulments   |   Comments Off on Annulments in Texas

Annulment in Texas? Can’t get an annulment in Texas? Really? We get them all the time for our clients. We have never lost an annulment. Call us at 214.369.7100 to talk about it. Generally, annulments are based upon fraud or some deception that occurred prior to the marriage. Something was concealed that if it had […]

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50/50 Custody

September 01, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Child, Custody   |   Comments Off on 50/50 Custody

50/50 custody – the court is simply not going to order it. Not going to happen. If a small, under age 3 child is involved, you may very well see the 2-2-3 custody schedule but as a rule the court is simply not gong to order 50/50.   Back in the day it was all the […]

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Child Support / Medical Support – Uninsured Medical Expenses

June 02, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Child   |   Comments Off on Child Support / Medical Support – Uninsured Medical Expenses

In any divorce decree or order involving a child (order in suit affecting the parent child relationship such as a paternity decree), the order will contain medical support language.  As part and parcel of that language, found over about 4 pages all in lawyer langauge, are orders governing the uninsured portion of medical expenses. Medical […]

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Dismissing the Wacho Cause of Action

May 28, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Dismissing the Wacho Cause of Action

Family attorneys often deal with causes of action that do not arise under the Family Code.  For example, one spouse might sue the other spouse as part of a divorce for assault or breach of fiduciary duty.  A new Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 91a applies to all cases, including those pending on March 1, […]

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The Florida Circumcision Case: Mediated Settlement Agreement and Exclusive Right to Make Medical Decisions

May 24, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on The Florida Circumcision Case: Mediated Settlement Agreement and Exclusive Right to Make Medical Decisions

The recent Florida Circumcision case brought to mind two points.  Recap:  Dennis Nebus wanted his son circumcised. Heather Hironimus did not. Thus the battle ensued before the Florida Court. Lots of money, lots of jail time and lots of anguish over this issue. Mediated Settlement Agreement (“MSA”): Dennis Nebus and Heather Hironimus signed an agreed […]

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Dallas Divorce – Inappropriate Photograph(s)

May 20, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Dallas Divorce – Inappropriate Photograph(s)

Maybe for your entertainment, but I thought I would pass this one along. In divorce cases we often get, how to say, “nudies.” Is that how you spell that? Photographs of a spouse in a “revealing position.” The use or threat of use of these photos is supposed to be some kind of leverage upon […]

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Court Appearance – Dress Appropriately

May 20, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Court News   |   Comments Off on Court Appearance – Dress Appropriately

You may be all about free expression as exercised under the 1st Amendment but you must also recognize who your audience is. You can be legal and unwise. Dress appropriately for court. Okay, there I was waiting for a judge and in walks this girl. She is wearing a cut-off t-shirt. Cut off midway down […]

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An Affair – How to Manage the Affair

July 12, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on An Affair – How to Manage the Affair

Affairs & Divorce: How to Manage Your Partners Affair: While an affair constitutes the most devastating event for a relationship short of death, there are two potential positive outcomes: Reconciliation can lead to a significantly stronger relationship, or the fatal weakness in the marriage can be dealt with so that everyone’s losses are reduced.   […]

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