Uncontested Divorce or Agreed Divorce – An Overview

2020-09-16T16:44:32-05:00By |

Uncontested/Agreed Divorce Process. What is an uncontested divorce?  How do we go through the agreed divorce process?  It's a way to divorce when the spouses are in agreement to divorce and generally amicable.  The parties want to work together to get through the divorce process. Do We Have to [...]

Child Support and Losing Your Job

2019-03-13T14:32:10-05:00By |

Child Support and Losing Your Job. What should you do if you lose your job and can no longer afford your child support?  Child support orders are based upon the amount of income you have at the time the order is entered.  They do not take into account any [...]

The Importance of Deadlines in Divorce Cases

2020-09-16T16:45:20-05:00By |

The Importance of Deadlines in Divorce Cases Many clients ask why the divorce process can sometimes take a year or longer.  The reason is, most of the time, that divorce moves as fast as the slowest person.  What that means is that if one of the spouses wants the [...]

How Early Mediation Can Impact Divorce Cases

2019-04-22T14:36:00-05:00By |

How Early Mediation Can Impact Divorce Cases I am often approached to represent clients after a mediation has occurred.  Most that approach their divorce this way do so in an attempt to work out most or all issues with their spouse without having to pay an attorney.  From a [...]

Collaborative Divorce is a Mindset, Not Just a Process

2019-03-13T14:48:58-05:00By |

Collaborative Divorce is a Mindset as Well as a Process. I get many calls from potential clients asking me about collaborative divorce.  Typically, the parties do not have many or significant disputes, they want to work the divorce out themselves at their own pace and with good business judgment, and they do [...]

Secret Weapons, Surveillance, and Covert Operations in Divorce Cases

2019-03-13T15:29:00-05:00By |

Surveillance and Covert Operations in Divorce Cases I recently read an article in the Houston Chronicle entitled "Spy Gadgets Infiltrate Divorces:" https://www.chron.com/default/article/Spy-gadgets-infiltrate-divorces-as-domestic-3518643.php Many spouses are using sophisticated and expensive technology to secure evidence of cheating, misuse of finances, diversion of money, excessive spending, lying, and a myriad of other malfeasance [...]

Drama Driven Lawyer Advertising

2019-04-22T14:27:07-05:00By |

Drama Driven Lawyer Advertising. I was at a seminar recently, and one of the presenters was a business lawyer that likened plaintiff lawyers to a hungry lion and businesses to raw steaks.  If you turn on the television, you will see ad after ad of lawyers re-enacting car accidents, watch brightly [...]

Powers of Arbitrators

2019-04-22T14:20:58-05:00By |

Powers of Arbitrators When parties agree to arbitrate disputes, the law is not settled as to what powers an arbitrator has.  For example, do arbitrators have the power to enforce witness subpoenas, compel parties to comply with the arbitrator's orders, issue injunctions, or hand down sanctions?  Additionally, if discovery is needed [...]

How Do I Choose A Lawyer?

2019-04-22T14:27:24-05:00By |

How Do I Choose A Lawyer? Choosing a lawyer can be difficult. Each lawyer has different and unique experience, perspective, and approach. There are multitudes of ways to handle cases, and each lawyer will have differing opinions and approaches to individual cases. Lawyers, like doctors, have different "bedside manners." [...]

Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Tool

2019-04-22T14:22:19-05:00By |

Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Tool Many clients, especially business clients, come to me when faced with a crisis. A contract breach has cost time, money, and work and the situation will only worsen if the breach is not resolved. One effective method of resolving such a dispute early [...]