Father’s Rights in Divorce: Myths and Facts

In my family law practice, the vast majority of the fathers whom I have represented want to remain actively involved as parents after their divorce has been settled. Very few want to sever ties with their children, even when they … Continue reading

Top 10 Ways to Avoid an Expensive Divorce

Most of our prospective want to know “How much does a divorce cost?” — and we tell them that the answer is really up to them and their spouse. Here are ten things that you can do to minimize the … Continue reading

Top Ten Common Myths in Family Law

Download this entire document as a PDF here. 1. I want “full custody” of the children. In Texas, the magic legal words are “conservatorship” and “access.” Conservatorship is the bundle of rights and duties that accompany being a parent; for … Continue reading

Top Ten Things to Tell your Lawyer in the First Consultation

Before you walk into the match, and step into the boxing ring, please consider telling your family lawyer the whole truth. Not telling your lawyer the whole truth in the first interview can be like sending your lawyer into the … Continue reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Testifying in a Family Case

While the “Law and Order” or Denny Krane cross-examination is the stuff television audiences crave, judges do not revel in drama. As the one in the hot seat, certain courtroom decorum is appropriate and can make or break your case. … Continue reading

Top 10 Things to Do Before you File a Family Case

1. Take down any offensive information from social networking sites. MySpace, Facebook and personal blogs are your public face. Your status of “married/single” or “looking for love” could be the lynch pin in a divorce action with allegations of infidelity. … Continue reading

Cheating: forgive and forget or just leave?

Some betrayals are easier to forgive than others. Cheating on a significant other is more of a roadblock than a speedbump. But with the numbers hovering at lifetime infidelity rates at 25 percent for men and 15 percent for women, … Continue reading