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Family Lawyer Although it’s common for untrained professionals to forget how relevant court reporters truly are, they are a valued component to the legal process for a number of reasons. There are a number of benefits to accessing the services of a court reporter.  In fact, court reporters step beyond the courtroom and are an integral part to a number of services people benefit from. The reality...

Find a Family Lawyer in Plano It is important to establish paternity accurately for a host of reasons. In addition to the emotional and practical reasons that are fairly obvious, there are legal rights and responsibilities attached to being named as a child’s biological parent. Once paternity has been established, issues related to child custody, parental rights generally, adoption, child support, etc. may be explored with the...

Spousal Maintenance in Texas Divorce The Texas family code defines “maintenance” as an award in a suit for dissolution of marriage of periodic payments from one spouse for the support of the other spouse. When the spouse seeking maintenance is first determined eligible to receive maintenance, the court next reviews a set of factors in determining the nature, amount, duration and manner of payments. Maintenance should not be...

Time for Divorce After Christmas The older we get the further we look back during the holidays and remember our childhood and early years. Time with loved ones is a treasured gift and at Christmas we naturally assess our happiness and progress. When you sense something is wrong and cannot imagine your future, you may be thinking about filing for divorce after Christmas. In this podcast, Mark L....

Pro Se Perils when Parties Insist on Self-Representation in Their Case The case against self-representation relies on the idea that one’s own judgment can be compromised by their emotion and investment in the underlying issue. Parties in divorce and family law actions should not represent themselves in the case without a lawyer, which is referred to as being a “pro se” party. “Pro se” is a Latin...