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Bank accounts and brokerage accounts are not the same in a premarital agreement

Dictionaries generally define "bank" as a financial establishment for the deposit, loan, exchange, or issue of money and for the transmission of funds. In contrast, "broker" is defined as an agent who acts as an intermediary or negotiator, especially between prospective buyers and sellers; a person employed to make bargains and contracts between other persons in matters of trade, commerce, or navigation. According to the Houston Court, these definitions illustrate that banks and brokers are distinguishable, particularly with respect to the scope of their respective services; banks tend to offer a broader spectrum of financial services than brokerage firms.… Continue Reading

Can a psychological evaluation in a custody case determine who is lying?

Oftentimes, people going through a custody dispute want to have psychological evaluations to show the judge "who is lying" to the court about some issue or another. Conversely, some people going through psychological evaluations in a custody case become concerned that the other person will "lie" to the evaluator through charm or outright deception and sway the results of the evaluation.… Continue Reading

The Professions with the Highest Rates of Divorce

If your spouse helps people or touches them for a living, be careful -- you might be headed for a divorce. Helping professions and hospitality workers have some of the highest divorce rates in the country, according to a comparison of divorce rates among occupations. Divorce in Dallas Texas statistics are similar.… Continue Reading

Learning How To Do a Rain Dance

Here's why you should hire my lawyers to represent you in your Dallas area divorce: We have a been-there, done-that perspective based on our extensive experience in divorce, child custody, and complex marital property litigation. We have hands-on real world experience from the ground up in family law matters in Texas. Our experience allows us to distinguish the real, meaningful issues from the ones that don't matter.… Continue Reading

Toddler Tug of War Article Quotes Dallas Family Law Attorney O’Neil

Dallas Family Law Attorney Michelle May O'Neil was cited in an article published today in the Texas Lawyer news magazine. The article entitled Toddler Tug of War: Mother and Couple at Odds in Parental Rights Termination Case by John Council discusses a case pending in the Houston 1st Court of Appeals seeking to terminate a mother's parental rights when the baby was secreted from the mother by the father and unknowingly placed with a prospecitve adoptive family.… Continue Reading

Green Light for Suit for Access to Child by Lesbian Nonparent

The Dallas Court of Appeals has given the green light to a nonparent woman to seek access to the child with whom she had a substantial relationship. In In re M.K.S., the Dallas Court of Appeals held that the nonparent woman had established sufficient evidence of a pattern of conduct over a significant amount of time that the child would be involved with the nonparent woman, thus giving her the right under Texas Law to seek access… Continue Reading
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