Today marks one year of practicing family law and being a member of O’Neil Wysocki. Over the course of this year, I feel as though I can honestly say that I am doing what I am meant to do. Coming out of law school I knew I wanted to be a litigator, and at the
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Why Civility Matters
It doesn’t matter what the nature of the case is; whether it’s a divorce, a petition for an increase in child support, or a modification for child custody, when there are kids involved in a family law matter, they are the most important subject of the suit.
Divorce is tough enough on the actual…
Who Is a Good Witness for Your Texas Family Law Case?
Anytime there is a contested hearing in a Texas Family Law case, witness testimony is not only helpful but can be what decides a case.
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What to ask an attorney during your first interview
Our prior post entitled How to choose the right Dallas divorce lawyer reviewed the first three points of the article written by Carla Schiff Donnelly from the Huffington Post. Her final three points address the questions you should ask a potential divorce lawyer before hiring and the questions you should ask yourself. Here, I will review the questions Donnelly poses.
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How to choose the right Dallas divorce lawyer
When spouses separate, they are often not thinking clearly. Emotions run high, causing feelings ranging from sorrow to revenge to wanting it over with quickly. These emotions may lead to making the wrong decision in hiring a lawyer.
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Divorce Trends in the United States
I recently read a very interesting article entitled “Great Divide: 6 Divorce Trends of Today (infographic)” on the website Moving Forward Through Divorce. The article discusses the six trends in people who are seeking divorces today. As a practicing family law attorney in Dallas, Texas, I too am seeing these trends in my practice.
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Texas Legislature Clarifies Ability of Trial Court to Award Attorneys’ Fees in a Divorce in Response to Tedder v. Gardner Aldrich, LLP
The Texas legislature has responded to the Texas Supreme Court’s recent and controversial opinion in Tedder v. Gardner Aldrich LLP, by enacting House Bill 1366 to clarify a trial court’s power to award attorney’s fees in a suit for divorce.
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The Effect of Family Violence on Spousal Support in Texas
The Texas Family Code states that a person is entitled to receive spousal maintenance if the person can prove that the other spouse was convicted of or received deferred adjudication for a criminal offense that constitutes family violence. The act of family violence has to have been committed against the other spouse or a child of the other spouse and the act of family violence has to have been committed during the marriage within than two years before filing for divorce or while the divorce action was pending.
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Texas divorce FAQ: Can I have my spouse tested for STD?
It is not common to request that a spouse be tested for sexually transmitted disease.
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New Year’s Resolution: Get a Divorce
Another benefit to waiting until after the holidays to file for divorce is that the wait provides time to plan.
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