Last week I gave a presentation on Facebook live: Attorney’s Fees After Rohrmoos. You can watch the live video here: Attorney’s Fees After Rohrmoos video. The talk is credited by the State Bar of Texas for 1.00 CLE credit. I give the number at the end of the presentation so after you watch it,
The Texas Supreme Court recently laid out what evidence is needed to prove up attorneys fees at trial. This case has been lauded as one of the most important cases to come out of the Texas Supreme Court. In Rohrmoos Venture v. UTSW DVA Healthcare LLP (578 S.W.3d 469), the Court addressed two different methods…
In an opinion delivered on October 25, 2013, City of Laredo v. Montano,the Supreme Court of Texas clarified an issue that is of importance across this State to clients and attorneys — the proof required to support an award of attorney’s fees.
Continue Reading Supreme Court of Texas Clarifies Proof Required for Attorney’s Fees
This ground breaking case out of the Texas Supreme Court could forever change the way attorney fees are requested, awarded, and recovered by law firms in Texas divorce proceedings by holding that legal fees incurred by a spouse in a divorce proceeding are not “necessaries” (food, clothing, essential medical care, habitation, etc.).
Continue Reading Tedder v. Gardner Aldrich, LLP: Texas Supreme Court Holds Attorney Fees In Divorce Are Not Necessaries Under Spousal Support Statute
Last week the Dallas Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Shilling v. Gough, holding that the trial court erred by awarding attorney’s fees without a proper legal basis. Michelle May O’Neil and I represented Shilling in his successful appeal.
Continue Reading O’Neil & Attorneys Prevail on Appeal: Award of Attorney’s Fees Must Have Proper Legal Basis
If one spouse doesn’t have access to community assets to pay legal fees,…
Continue Reading Texas divorce FAQ: Who will pay my legal fees?
It is difficult to determine in advance how much the case will cost.
Continue Reading Texas divorce FAQ: How much will my case cost?
One of the least efficient uses of your lawyer’s time is to call frequently.
Continue Reading Texas divorce FAQ: What can I do to keep legal costs down?
If a client lacks the means to continue to pay the lawyer,…
Continue Reading Texas divorce FAQ: Does my lawyer have to keep working for me when I don’t have any money to pay the bill?
So called “loser pays” statutes don’t apply in family law……
Continue Reading Texas divorce FAQ: Does the loser have to pay attorneys fees?