Category Archives: Litigation

  1. Hold Everything In Confidence: Confidential vs Privileged Information

    Texas attorneys generally must keep all information relating to a client or furnished by the client confidential. This duty far outstrips what most people think about as “confidential”—it includes the identity of the client, the fact that the attorney and the client communicated, even information that is publicly available, such as whether the client is…

  2. My Case Went To Mediation… What Is Mediation?

    Short Answer: Mediation is where each party sits in a separate room with their attorney and the mediator walks back and forth between rooms and talks to the parties to see whether they want to settle the case. Longer Answer: Mediation is a forum in which an impartial person—the mediator—facilitates communication between parties to promote reconciliation,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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….

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