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

Timeline for Procedures in Family Law

Timeline for Procedures in Family Law by Natalie Gregg Download this entire document as a PDF here (). File the petition or request for relief- Your attorney goes to the courthouse, pays the filing fee and asks the court 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