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Domestic Violence is a very hot topic now. Major personalities from government, business, entertainment, sports, and religious sectors are protesting Domestic Violence and working to help create stronger laws to protect the victims of such violence.   If you are a Victim of Domestic Abuse, you must fight back! No one has the legal right to physically, mentally, or verbally abuse another individual!  If you are a relative, friend or acquaintance of a potential victim or victims, please look for warning signs of abuse being committed on these people, asset legal defense on this conduct, and report your findings to…
Pro se is a Latin term meaning “for oneself” or “on one’s own behalf.”  To represent oneself pro se means to advocating for one’s own self before a court, rather than being represented by counsel.  The right of a party to a legal action to represent his or her own cause has long been recognized in the United States, and even predates the ratification of the Constitution.  But is this the wisest course of action? According to National Center on State Courts, 71% of domestic relations (family law) cases have at least 1 unrepresented party.  In 18% of cases…
Preparing for a Texas Divorce: Assets Going through a Divorce is painful no matter what the circumstances are. Before you get into the Texas Divorce Process, reduce expense, stress and conflict by making sure you are financially prepared. Planning ahead helps you in making sound decisions, start preparing for post-divorce life, and avoid many post-divorce pitfalls. Below is a list of items you need to gather before counseling with an attorney. Financial Documents are a must to show what your true assets and liabilities are in your marriage. We have included many assets that you may or may not have.…
Divorce, in many cases, has a life-altering impact on a child’s development and well-being.  Given that one out of every two marriages ends in divorce, thousands of children are impacted each year. Divorce places enormous stress on a child trying to adjust to new feelings and rapidly changing situations in their lives. The resulting instability often leads to resentment towards the child’s parents and a difficulty acclimating to all the abrupt and immediate changes in a child’s life. Children perceive divorce as a very traumatic event and are very concerned about their security. Many children internalize the dissolution and blame…
A partnership is an association of two or more people or entities that carry on as co-owners of a business for profit. Many people believe that formal paperwork is required to set up a business and begin, but this is not necessarily the case. A legal partnership in Texas may be created by written document, orally, or may be implied through the actions and conduct of two or more individuals and entities. In Texas, the creation of a Partnership may be determined by the totality of facts and circumstances. Such circumstances are: Sharing ownership in property (tenancy in common, joint…
When you think of domestic violence or Intimate Partner Violence between couples what usually comes to mind? A woman being hurt or abused? This is the majority of public thought in the United States, yet the latest studies on domestic violence are showing a new and very alarming trend: notable rising rates on Intimate Partner Violence against Men.    In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. This was a serious eye opener on violence and men.  In the United State for the previous 12 months, app. 5,365,000 men…
You may hear that an oral agreement is just as valid as a written agreement. However, in a Texas court of law, a written contract ordinarily trumps an oral contract. This means that in disputes, should there be a disagreement on a provision of the contract, the Court will use the written provisions of the contract to interpret the meaning before it will consider the oral arguments. Further, typewritten provisions control over printed provisions. Under Texas law, the requirements for a valid contract are: (1) an offer; (2) an acceptance in strict compliance with the terms of the offer; (3)…
The right to obtain physical possession of a child, the right to obtain temporary relief without prior notice to the other party, and the right to exclude a party from a residence are all special circumstances in which emergency relief may be requested.    A writ of attachment is a court order requiring a child be produced at a particular location at a particular time.  It is used in situations where a party is entitled to possession of a child under a court order.  It may also be used when an emergency exists and a child is in imminent danger…
Texas Home Owner Associations ( HOA ) : Are You in For Problems? A HOA has the power to make every neighbor’s’ life a little easier by establishing restrictions that keep the neighborhood clean, safe, and accountable. But certain issues , depending on the by-laws of your HOA, such as unjustified forced foreclosures, failure to repair plumbing or foundations, trying to force you to construct or build a fence on your separate property are worth seeking legal advice. An experienced attorney is needed if you are to take on a Texas Home Owner’s Association. Many HOA by-laws are open to…