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Hearsay Statement of Children in Child Abuse Case

Generally, a statement for a child offered for the truth is going to be considered hearsay. For example, if the child returns from mother’s house and says, “my mother was not home the entire weekend” this would be considered hearsay, and therefore...

What Happens if there is a Separate Property Interest in Your House?

Depending on the situation, determining separate property interest in a house can be a simple or a complex process. But what happens when it has been determined that there is separate property interest in a house? The Court has only two options 1)...

Health Records in Child Custody Cases

Mental and Physical Health Records in Child Custody Cases The issue of physical and mental health records comes up often in family law cases. It is common that one parent seeks the production of the other parent’s mental health or physical health...

Anatomy of a Texas Jury Trial

Anatomy of a Jury Trial Texas is unique in that, in a divorce or custody trial, either party can request that a jury decide issues of: Conservatorship (sole v. joint; which parent has the right to determine the primary residence) Geographic...

Why choose a Jury Trial?

Why Ask for a Jury Trial? A lot (but not all) family law litigants have heard about their right to request a jury trial. However, some lawyers fail to even explain this option to their clients. Those who have had this conversation can generally...

The 5 Steps to Divorce - Step 1: File

Every Texas divorce or custody case goes through the same 5 Steps: Step 2 - Temporary Orders Step 3 - Discovery Step 4 - Mediation Step 5 - Trial

Anxiety Disorder in Divorce or Child Custody Cases

1. Personality Disorders in Divorce As divorce lawyers, we get told all the time “my spouse has a personality disorder.” While some lawyers may roll their eyes at this, it’s actually often the case that in high conflict litigation one of the parties...

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

1. Personality Disorder in Divorce As divorce lawyers, we get told all the time “my spouse has a personality disorder.” While some lawyers may roll their eyes at this, it’s actually often the case that in high conflict litigation one of the parties...

Personality Disorders: Borderline Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder in Divorce As divorce lawyers, we get told all the time “my spouse has a personality disorder.” While some lawyers may roll their eyes at this, it’s actually often the case that in high conflict litigation one of the parties...

Dirty Divorce Tricks: Becoming a Helicopter Parent

Dirty Divorce Trick #3 - Turning into a "Helicopter Parent"...at Least Temporarily Imagine this : During a marriage, Henry Husband was an absentee father. He didn’t go to any of the events for the children, didn’t take the kids to school, never...

Valuing A Consulting Firm in a Divorce

When you file for divorce, you have a million things running through your mind. You need to make sure that your children are taken care of. To figure out how spousal maintenance (alimony) will play into your situation. You need to consider the...

Valuing a Business for Division as a Marital Asset

Property division during a divorce is always a hot button issue. It becomes even more complex when the primary income comes from a family-owned business. The business is generally considered property that must be valued and divided. The division can...
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