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Hacking your spouse’s email and other bad ideas

            As smart phones become ubiquitous and everyone is on social media, texts messages and status updates have found their way into court and are often damning for the sender or poster. But though it may be tempting for some distrustful… Read More
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What the Heck is an Amicus???

In some cases involving children and custody rights, the court may appoint an amicus attorney to represent the best interests of the children. Tex. Fam. Code§ 107.001(1). But what is an amicus attorney? When are they appointed? What do they do? How… Read More
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Marital Property: Community vs. Separate

What is the difference between separate and community property?             In dividing property between spouses in a divorce, the court must categorize all property as either separate or community. Separate property goes to the owner and… Read More
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My ex won’t pay child support. Now what?

My ex won’t pay child support. Now what?             A child support order may be only half the battle. When a parent ordered to pay child support just won’t pay up, a child support obligee has a few legal tools he or she can use to tr… Read More
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Can a Mediated Settlement Agreement be set aside for Duress?

A rabbi in New Jersey was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for his role in a conspiracy to kidnap and beat husbands who didn’t agree to a religious divorce. See Barbara Boyer Rabbi gets 10 years for arranging divorces with beatings, The Philadel… Read More
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What duty do I owe the spouse I am divorcing?

What is a fiduciary duty and do I owe one to my soon-to-be-ex-spouse?             Generally speaking, a fiduciary is one who owes another a duty of integrity and fidelity, such as a lawyer to her client. See generally Lee v. Hasson, 286 S.… Read More
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International Child Abduction

A short look at laws in place to prevent international child abduction             Since 1999, the courts of the United States have received more applications based on the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction than any other co… Read More
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"The Devil (or the Judge) Made Me Do it." Marriage Under Duress

            A judge in Smith County recently ordered a criminal defendant to marry his girlfriend or go to jail. See Julia Jenaé Judge sentences East Texas man to get married or face jail time, KLTV, Aug. 18, 2015, available at http://www… Read More
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Divorce Based on Adultery--Is a hit on Ashley Madison enough?

With the recent release of the data hacked from the website Ashley Madison (the online dating service for married people seeking an affair), it might be worth reviewing adultery and divorce under Texas law. It should be noted at the outset that the F… Read More
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Parental Termination due to Incarceration

Watching last season of Netflix’s series Orange is the New Black, I was relieved when inmate Maria Ruiz’s transfer was canceled, meaning her young daughter would still be able to visit her with the baby’s father. But in the first episode of the… Read More
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