Michelle May O'Neil News

In February, Senior Shareholder Michelle May O’Neil presented oral argument to the Supreme Court of Texas in Dalton v. Dalton, a case out of the Nacogdoches trial court and the Tyler Court of Appeals. Today we learned that she WON that case — the Texas Supreme Court in a unanimous decision reversed the judgment and

Dallas divorce attorney Michelle May O’Neil has a unique perspective because she practices both litigation and appeals in the Texas family law area. This helps her see a case not only as an advocate for the client’s position to either a judge or jury, which most family law attorney share, but also from the lens

The Dallas court of appeals granted the petition for writ of habeas corpus this week in a case where a lady was jailed for civil contempt of court for failure to pay a debt to her ex-husband. In the divorce decree, the wife was ordered to pay $40,000 to the husband as part of the property division contained in the decree. The specific terms of the property awarded referenced the obligation as a “debt” but ordered a date specific by which she was to make the payment. The day after the passing of the payment deadline, the ex-husband filed for contempt of court against the ex-wife for nonpayment. The Hunt County judge held her in civil contempt and ordered her to jail until she paid the $40,000.
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Founding Attorney Michelle May O’Neil and Associate Attorney Katie Lewis, or O’Neil & Attorneys Dallas family law firm, were named to the 2013 Texas Super Lawyers List for divorce. Super Lawyers uses a rigorous, multi-phase evaluation process in order to select attorneys in each state for its final listings. Only 5% of attorneys in Texas are included in the Texas Super Lawyers list.
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