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Temporary orders represent a normal step in most family law cases.  But the term “temporary” in this context doesn’t mean what we think it means.  Temporary orders usually last for the duration of the proceedings.  Getting the right temporary orders sets you up for success in your family law case. What Are Temporary Orders? When…

As consumers, we often make buying decisions based on cost. But should you choose an attorney to handle your family law matter based on the price of your initial retainer? We believe there are many factors that should be considered in selecting an attorney for your case. We also recognize that cost is a factor….

Losing is always an option in Court.  In every contested legal matter someone will lose.  Of course this does not mean each case will receive an all or nothing ruling. However, even if a party wins nine issues out of ten, that one loss could be significant.  What are some risks involved in litigation, and…

Fathers’ rights attorneys promise to aggressively fight for their clients.  Show me a client who doesn’t want zealous representation. But what do these fathers’ rights lawyers offer that any competent lawyer doesn’t also offer? In our experience, they offer some significant risks to their clients. Failure to Counsel Lawyers own a duty to counsel clients…

A current trend in family law is the rise of the “Fathers’ Rights” lawyer.  These attorneys purport to offer some advantage to dads in cases that involve children.  However, at Youngblood Law, PLLC, we reject this marketing ploy. Instead, we focus on the rights of each of our clients regardless of their plumbing.  But what…

There is a difference between legal proceedings and real life during a divorce so you need a plan.  We all know that old adage that says, “Be careful what you ask for because you might get it.” Divorce cases are often just like that.  Texas is a “no-fault” state, which means that a spouse may…

Have you been served with divorce papers?  If so, you may discover you don’t even know what you don’t know about the changes coming your way. First, don’t panic.  Second, nothing dispels fear of divorce like knowledge.  The more you know about divorce and what it means for you, the more empowered you become. Basics…

Do-It-Yourself divorce is on the rise.  And so are hopelessly screwed up divorces and fatally flawed divorce decrees.  Companies like Legal Zoom® advertise that their forms are all people need to handle all sorts of legal work.  The Supreme Court of Texas supports fill-in-the-blank forms to help people do their own legal work.  But there…

One way you know you need a new lawyer is when your attorney shows up to court unprepared.  Effective lawyers prepare for court.  Preparation requires some basic items your attorney should bring to court.  If your lawyer shows up empty handed, you likely need a new lawyer. Most legal matters cause lots of stress for…

It’s rare that anyone really WANTS to be involved in legal action. For the vast majority of folks, being a party in a law suit is extremely stressful and expensive.  Of course, most of the expense involved in legal proceedings is the cost of legal fees paid to attorneys, but your attorney shouldn’t be a…

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