Category: Publications

Update on the Pandemic

Our law firm has been dealing with the rigors of living with the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Local, State and National governments are constantly updating guidelines to help us all deal with the dangers of the virus that is altering our lives.   In Texas, the Supreme Court is in charge of final administration of the courthouses and

Family Law and COVID-19

How does our law firm deal with social distancing, “stay-at-home” orders, isolation and the collective fear of being exposed to Covid-19?  Here is what we are doing: We provide ready access to us for call-in consultations.  Call us at 915-593-6600 and 915-256-0579, including after regular office hours.  We manage many of our cases long-distance with clients all over the

Emergency Order from Texas Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court, with all justices joining in the order, has ruled that all parties subject to access and possession orders involving children shall follow the dictates of the original governing orders that contain access and possession provisions.  The Court ruled that, for example,  if the order contains a set beginning and ending date

Jury Trials in Family Law Property Issues

Some states do not allow for jury trials in family cases, but in Texas parties can seek a jury trial in matters involving property and in matters involving conservatorship (custody).  This article addresses property issues. My next article will address parent-child issues.  In Texas a jury can receive very thorough instructions in cases involving property.  The first

Access and Possession Orders

When there are minor children in a  paternity or divorce case, invariably you will find an access and possession order in the final decree. Usually the first “dispositive” part of the decree involves custody, then access and possession. The courts routinely require that the decree contain a listing of the rights and powers of parent conservators.

TESTIMONIALS

I had been trying to get divorced for over a year! As active duty military I got married in Hawaii, then got stationed in Germany after I decided to go for the divorce so it was nearly impossible for me to be able to get a divorce without being in the states. After finally getting back stateside Mr. Smith and his firm were able to divorce me in only 63 Days! It was almost unreal to me after everything I had been through & everything I tried. I got everything I wanted in the divorce, from full custody, to retroactive child support, my last name back, everything! I am extremely happy with Mr. Smith services. Very profesional & reliable lawyer. I would defitinely come back to him for any Reason I may need him.
Nataly G. Perez Ramos
Staff is very helpful. They made my divorce process very smooth. Highly recommend them!
Vanessa Leyva
Went into the office for a consultation. Mr. Smith was very sympathetic to my situation and answered all my questions. Thank you Mrs. Benitez for your help and professionalism.
Esmi Campa

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