This blog comes from duo Michelle May O’Neil and Ashley Bowline Russell, family lawyers in Dallas. They provide news and updates on Texas family law issues.
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In July, Congress approved the overhaul of financial regulations protecting borrowers against abuses in credit card, mortgage, and other types of lending. However, the new law failed to reform a 2005 bankruptcy law that hurts single mothers and benefits the credit card industry. This law makes it...
If your spouse helps people or touches them for a living, be careful -- you might be headed for a divorce. Helping professions and hospitality workers have some of the highest divorce rates in the country, according to a comparison of divorce rates among occupations. Divorce in Dallas Texas...
Typically, January through March is considered the "busy season" for divorce lawyers in Dallas. After the first of the year, interest picks up in people wanting to file for divorce in Texas. Many speculate that new year's resolutions give the spark to action for some. ...
Texas Supreme Court returns custody case between lesbian parent and partner to Dallas District Court for trial The rights of a lesbian partner to participate in parenting her former partner’s child will be set for trial in the 302nd Judicial District Court. After the Texas Supreme...
From The Nerve blog: The nation’s top court will hear the appeal of an indigent father who contends his rights were violated because he wasn’t provided an attorney before being jailed for failing to pay child support. The U.S. Supreme Court announced it accepted the case of Michael...
Most people do not have a clue how to find a good lawyer when they need one. In fact, statistics show that 68% of consumers spend two hours or fewer gathering information before selecting a lawyer. 1. Determine the type of lawyer you need. In most states, a licensed attorney may practice in...
An excerpt from my book, Basics of Texas Divorce Law on debt division in divorce: To determine liability for a debt as between spouses, there are two inquiries - which person may be liable and which assets may be liable. A debt...
Not just any lawyer, the best lawyer. It is certainly understandable that someone who suddenly needs a lawyer to end a marriage would want to find the best one around. It's not only part of our competitive nature, but it's also common sense. When trying to find the best lawyer for you,...
Deborah L. Cohen writes for Reuters about Divorce and the impact on small businesses. Ms. Cohen points out that when small business owners go through a divorce, their attention is distracted from their business, causing financial impact on the business which may already be distressed due...
A new book argues that if the institution of marriage is to endure, it must evolve with the times. With infidelity now seeming less like a deadly plague and more like a relatively mild form of cancer—we all know someone who has suffered from it, even if we haven’t experienced it...