Category Archives: Litigation

  1. Conservatorship Basics

    Divorce is already difficult enough but things can become considerably more challenging when the fight is over children. This is especially true when the parents simply have no experience with the legal system and no idea what of their potential fates could be. This brief overview is in no way intended to be exhaustive in…

  2. Collection Under Texas Turnover Statute

    When a creditor has a judgment against a debtor and wants to collect on that judgment, one of the tools that Texas law provides to aid the creditor is the Texas turnover statute, located in Chapter 31 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.  Under the provisions of Chapter 31, a judgment creditor is…

  3. Attorney’s Fees: Always Include A Prevailing Party Provision In Your Contracts

    A common misconception among potential and existing clients is that when they sue, they will likely be able to recoup their attorney’s fees. This is especially true when the client brings you a breach of contract case. However, such is not always the case. In fact, the default position in Texas jurisprudence is that a…

  4. TEDP Takes Over Evictions in Texas

    The CDC has now extended the eviction moratorium until June 30, 2021. The impacts of the moratorium are very adverse to landlords and their ability to evict non-paying tenants. Several landlords have tenants who have not paid since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been occupying spaces without paying rent. Many of these…

  5. Starting A Divorce

    Filing for a divorce is a very personal and difficult decision. Navigating the court system and filing for a divorce while making this difficult decision can be a very stressful process. Knowing the process can ease that stress and provide some structure when you are facing a lot of uncertainty. Outlined below are the steps…

  6. Dealing with the Damage Caused by the Winter Weather Crisis

    As the temperatures throughout Texas dropped well below freezing, many of you encountered burst water and sprinkler lines. For those who unfortunately experienced frozen and burst water lines at their business, there are a handful of steps that you should follow to ensure the damage is properly fixed and fully covered by insurance. First, it…

  7. 5 Common Questions When Considering Divorce

    One of the toughest decisions to make is that of moving forward with divorce once you have come to the realization that your marriage is officially over. The stress and anxiety by such a significant life event are only compounded by the never-ending questions people are faced with as they try to figure out how…

  8. To Sue Or Not To Sue, That Is The Question

    This article discusses one of the most pressing questions in Immigration today. Whether to sue USCIS in Federal Court over a delayed or denied case. Although this article is written with H-1Bs in mind, it can equally apply to other cases such as delayed or denied H-4s, H-4 EADs, L-1s, I-140 petitions and even EB-5….

  9. Evictions in the City of Dallas During COVID-19 

    As of: May 6, 2020  On April 22, 2020, the City of Dallas, acting through the Mayor and City Counsel executed Ordinance No. 31521 with the following purposes: (i) providing for a COVID notice of possible eviction by residential landlords before a notice to vacate, (ii) creating a COVID hardship notice for tenants, and (iii)…

  10. Evictions in Texas During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Eviction Under Normal Circumstances In Texas, eviction is controlled by a combination of Texas law, United States law, county ordinances, and the terms of the agreement (if any) between the landlord and the tenant.  This means that the eviction process depends on a lot of different factors, and the procedure for evicting a tenant can…

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