Today is the Day of Civility in Texas. What does that mean exactly? Well, once a year, the legal community in Texas takes an entire day to focus on and improve the conduct of lawyers and to celebrate the importance of civility in our legal system. This day—known as the Day of Civility—was created to … Continue Reading
I received my quarterly issue of the Baylor Law School Docket Call alumni magazine. This issue was great with several interesting points. My favorite part was Dean Brad Toben‘s column on advocacy. He says, “One of the fundamental principles of a lawyer is to serve as an advocate. Advocacy is standing up for your client, fighting … Continue Reading
An Austin man has been charged with felony unlawful interception of electronic communication after he installed spyware on his estranged wife's computer, according to an arrest affidavit.… Continue Reading
Approximately two weeks ago a bill sponsored by State Representative Warren Chisum (R) requiring couples to attend counseling prior to filing for divorce died in the 81st legislative session. Under House Bill 480, the party seeking a divorce would have been required to attend ten hours of counseling in conflict management, communication skills and forgiveness skills… Continue Reading
I have been asked several times lately about whether it is a financially good idea or a bad idea to get a divorce during this recession.
Determining whether divorce is the right option for you requires weighing many different factors, including the financial impact of this decision on you and your family.… Continue Reading