Not everyone plays by the rules. Some people will look at a court order, wad it up, and toss it in the trash. They will go on about their lives ignoring the fact that they have an obligation to pay child support. They will continue withholding your court ordered possession time. They will throw a
We all have family members or friends who have been through divorce. Although societal stigmas may still exist to some extent, divorce is far less scandalous these days, and often viewed as something that just happens to some couples. If you are divorcing, this is a healthy perspective for you to take and remember as…
Did you know that businesses with fewer than 500 employees account for over 99% of all employer firms in the U.S.? And, very small businesses with fewer than 20 employees account for half of the country’s nonfarm GDP and have generated 60-80% of the net new jobs over the past decade?
For the entrepreneur of…
I was fortunate enough to be asked to give a TED-style talk at a lawyer education seminar about preservation of error. Here’s the link to the podcast of the presentation:
I really enjoyed the TED-style talk and hope these catch on across the lawyer education forum.
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…
Once a party establishes the elements of a common law marriage, spouses are married until they are legally divorced under Texas law.
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Michelle May O’Neil, a Dallas divorce attorney and Shareholder at Godwin Lewis PC, publishes a monthly newsletter. Here is the August 2014 edition.
Continue Reading August 2014 Dallas Divorce News Newsletter
Last month I discussed “Successful Co-Parenting – Part I”. The Huffington Post recently discussed what actions need to be taken and issues that need to be addressed for two divorced individuals to co-parent.
Continue Reading Successful Co-Parenting Part II
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.
Continue Reading How to choose the right Dallas divorce lawyer
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.
Continue Reading Divorce Trends in the United States