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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 Cases Seen from the Bench During the Pandemic

Imagine you are the family judge presiding over a case.  You have heard literally thousands of cases involving custody, access and possession, child support, health and dental insurance for children, division of marital assets, enforcement of court orders and awarding of marital debts. You have on occasion presided over cases in which there are allegations of

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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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
Mr Smith helped my international divorce case. He KNOWS what hes doing. When i went to court with him. I was a free man in 5 minutes
Armando Ilano
I'm thankful this time around Mr. Smith and his team were able to assist with my divorce case. Their honesty was on point they explained every senario my case can take but after all the turbulence that comes with a divorce it was settled in peace. Thank you once again for your work and may you continue to be able to assist others with their cases.
Joanna Garcia

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