A large mistake that many of us make is sending an email or other written response in the heat of the moment. This is especially so after a contentious divorce, when ex-spouses must figure out how to coparent. One easy (and free) way to learn to write less emotionally is to write all of your emails or other written communications in Word or another word processing document. There is something magic about the need to save, copy, and paste a message that makes most people re-read their messages and reconsider
Most Texas divorce decrees set aside Spring Break as a time for a parent to have extended time with their child. However, many school districts are adding Fall Breaks to their school calendars. The law is often slow to catch up on changes such as this. If you are in the middle of a divorce, make sure you discuss this development with your attorney. If you are already divorced, a proceeding known as a modification might be the answer you are looking for. If you need help, please call us
Our firm has provided mediation services to people caught up in conflicts for over 25 years. In all that time, we have learned some things about mediation. Mediation is highly effective in settling cases. However, it is most effective when folks come to mediation with the honest goal of achieving a realistic settlement and with adequate preparation. The right attitude can make all the difference. However, even with a positive outlook, unprepared parties rarely settle cases. Particularly in divorce mediation, the parties need to have exchanged information before they come
We apologize to those of you who attempted to use our contact form the past few days. It was out of order, but our IT folks assure us that it is fully functional once again. We appreciate your patience and look forward to helping you with your legal issues again soon.
It seems like a silly question, but it’s important to tell your lawyer every version of your name you’ve ever used. We have had clients who have used over a dozen various permutations of their first, middle and several different last names though the course of their life. This can cause problems when transferring title to assets and with banks allowing agents to access accounts. I challenge you to look at your driver’s license and compare it to the name listed on your car title, the deed
Some of you may not be aware that the Rockwall ISD has added a fall break to this year’s academic calendar. Just like fall break, the students will have time off from school. Unlike spring break, though, this holiday is not in a standard Texas possession order. It may be a good idea for you to get out your possession order and talk to an attorney about adding the fall break to your schedule.
Due to a recent change in the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, parties in most litigation will be required to exchange certain basic information. Previously, this sort of exchange was only required if the parties served discovery, or pursuant to an order of the court. This will require additional work from our office and from you, our clients. Please be patient with this process.
Say you’re in a lawsuit. You have a photo, or video, or some other piece of physical evidence that you think is great. Give it to your lawyer NOW. Do not wait. Even if discovery hasn’t been served, you can’t wait until the day you walk in to the courthouse to give your attorney your great evidence.Over 30-plus years of practice, I can’t tell you how many times that I have had clients show up at trial with photos, videos, documents, or other last-minute evidence that