Divorce, Children, Passports – Traveling Made More Complicated

Divorce, Children, Passports – Travelling with Children After Divorce   By Dugan P. Kelley   Divorce, Children, Passports, when combined, can make for a complicated situation. Getting a Passport and travelling with children after a divorce — If you are divorced and have children, you know how frustrating it can be when you want to…

Recognition of Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation Only Harms the Children By Dugan P. Kelley Parental Alienation in Divorce and Custody Cases (Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, and Wise Counties) — Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines alienation as “a withdrawing or separation of a person or a person’s affections from an object or position of former attachment; estrangement.” In cases involving parental alienation, one ex-spouse tries to undermine…

Default & Default Judgment – What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between a default and default judgment?  One is bad, the other is much worse. This blog is written for those wondering about the difference between default and default judgment. If you are on the wrong end of either a default or a default judgment – here’s the short answer: default is bad. …

Five Ways to Save Money in Divorce

Do you want to save money in divorce? I’ve been practicing family law for over 20 years and I have had the pleasure of serving thousands of people as they tried to move through the process of ending their relationship with the “one” person they used to love. During this time frame, I developed five…

Employment Background Checks – Efforts To Prevent Full Transparency To Employers

Employment Background Checks – Efforts To Prevent Full Transparency To Employers … by Banning the “Check Box”  By Dugan P. Kelley, Esq. By 1996 estimates show that only roughly 50% of employers were using criminal employment background checks to vet potential employees.  By 2003, over 80% of employers had implemented criminal checks and that percentage has grown…

Anti-SLAPP – Kelley, Clarke, PC to Argue Anti-SLAPP Issues on Appeal

The Civil Action Alleging Anti-Competitive Conduct in the Autograph Memorabilia Industry Kelley Clarke, PLLC, PC filed a civil action against leading players in the autographed memorabilia industry.  KC alleged Defendants engaged in anti-competitive conduct directed against KC’s clients. The Defendants filed motions to strike the complaint.  They claimed that the allegations in the complaint violated…

Kelley, Clarke, PC resolve multi-million dollar swimming pool

Swimming Pool Defect – Has anybody you know spent three million dollars on a pool which you could not use? Kelley Clarke, PLLC litigated a swimming pool defect case for many years.  We fought the case hard, even obtaining a reversal of a trial court’s dismissal of some defendants in the Sixth District Court of…

Sexual Harassment – Kelley, Clarke, PC sues another 7-Eleven Store, This Time in Texas

It is unfortunate that the same wrongdoing, including sexual harassment, can repeat itself in the employer-employee context.  “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  George Santayan. The 2014 Sexual Harassment Judgment In late 2014, Kelley Clarke, PLLC, PC obtained a six-figure California judgment against a 7 Eleven franchisee and its manager.  That Franchisee…

Courthouse News Service: Group Fights Indian Casino Expansion

Group Fights Indian Casino Expansion By MIKE HEUER LOS ANGELES (CN) – A Santa Barbara County citizens group sued the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to try to stop them from building a 12-story Indian casino near Santa Ynez. Save the Valley claims the 500,000-square-foot project is not on federally protected trust land and…