Why Cases Aren’t as Simple as You May Think

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Some people get caught up in the “Do it Yourself” movement and decide to represent themselves in a divorce.  After all, how hard can it be? They’re thinking:  Texas is a 50-50 property state, so you divide everything equally.  Then you use standard visitation and child support guidelines. You just write down what you want and the Judge will straighten …

Watch Out for the Side Effects!

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I just read about a new App for a smartphone this morning.  This App was developed in California to help people figure out how to divide up their property as they go through a divorce.  It’s really intended to replace an attorney’s role in the process. As admirable as that may seem, there is a great potential for creating major …

I Want to Know What My Legal Rights Are

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One of the most common requests I get is to tell a potential client what his/her rights are. Unfortunately, I think that focuses attention in the wrong direction. Instead of trying to find out black and white, clear rules that say “this is all you can get” or “this is what everyone gets”, why not focus on what you would …