Category: Publications

Motorcycle Accidents

There are more than 8,410,255 motorcycles in the United States.  In Texas one in every 58 persons owns a motorcycle.   The national average is one in every 36 persons. I guess pick up trucks are more popular in Texas.   But, nevertheless, there are lots of motorcycles out there on the road.  The motorcycle driver in the know always

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

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