There’s Informal “Mediation”, and Then There’s Real Mediation20190302115223

There’s Informal “Mediation”, and Then There’s Real Mediation

Mediation is a term we use in family law cases all the time.  Many, if not most, contested family law cases settle at mediation.  But when we discus...
Same Sex Divorce in Texas20190211182350

Same Sex Divorce in Texas

Same sex divorce is a relatively new concept in Texas.  Until just a few years ago Texas failed to recognize same sex marriage at all.  Consequently...
Ultra-Cheap Divorces: Hidden Risks20190209123054

Ultra-Cheap Divorces: Hidden Risks

You may have seen signs like the one pictured above while driving around town.  Or if you have searched for divorce information on Google, you may ha...
Agreements Outside of Court Orders20190204153319

Agreements Outside of Court Orders

Court orders tell litigants how to behave and proceed in family law cases.  Consequences follow for people who choose not to follow court orders.  S...
Your Safety in Family Law Cases20190128160225

Your Safety in Family Law Cases

Within the legal community there’s a strong belief that family law cases are frequently more dangerous than criminal cases.  The adage goes: in cri...
Attorney’s Fees in Family Law20190123165410

Attorney’s Fees in Family Law

Attorney’s fees are a remedy available in family law cases in Texas.  However, the courts don’t always award attorney’s fees.  So how do attor...
Analysis: Do You Need A Lawyer20190123162946

Analysis: Do You Need A Lawyer

Scenario 1: You Have Been Served with a SuitIf you have been served with papers for a family law case, there is a court date in your near future.  So...
Temporary Orders: How Temporary Are They?20181103191643

Temporary Orders: How Temporary Are They?

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 mean...
Custody Orders: Get Them ASAP!20181103170502

Custody Orders: Get Them ASAP!

Custody orders are a basic requirement for any parent who has split with the other parent. Handshake deals between parents work great until they don...
The Risks of a Low Retainer in Family Law Cases20181025164506

The Risks of a Low Retainer in Family Law Cases

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 y...