Legal Deadlines in a Lawsuit, You Must Know What “Last Day to File” Means

Legal Deadlines:  What does “Last Day to File” Mean?  By Matthew Clarke   If you are a civil litigation lawyer in private practice or you represent yourself in a civil case, legal deadlines are a part of your life.  Your calendar must always be accurate and contain all dates and legal deadlines.  There are so…

Marriage Reconciliation – When Family Law Attorneys are Happy to be Fired

When are Family Law Attorneys Happy to be Fired?  Marriage Reconciliation! By Dugan P. Kelley   Webster’s defines “reconciliation” as the act of causing two people to become friendly again after an argument or disagreement.  In the context of a family crisis, like a divorce proceeding, marriage reconciliation is the prospect of the marital couple…

Child Custody During Holidays is Difficult but Necessary – Halloween Is One Such Holiday

HALLOWEEN – CHILD CUSTODY AND HOW TO SHARE HOLIDAYS AFTER DIVORCE! By Dugan P. Kelley Candy, pop, swollen bellies, stained teeth, and blisters on the feet are what many parents associate with Halloween.  For most kids, Halloween is pure joy and a time to engage in playful fantasy and eat things their parents would never…

Family Crisis – Try Outserving Your Spouse Instead of Criticism

Family Crisis – Try Outserving Your Spouse Instead of Criticism By Dugan P. Kelley As Dale Carnegie famously quipped in his book How to win friends and influence people, “Nobody likes to be criticized.”  He posited that “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be…

DIVORCED WITH KIDS AND SINGLE – HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR EX-SPOUSE

How To Deal With Your Ex-Spouse Now That You Are Divorced with Kids and Single By Dugan P. Kelley and Andrew W. Christman “The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.” – Charlotte Bronte.  Loneliness, sadness, depression, and suffering can…

At-Will Employment: What if I am fired for refusing to do something illegal? Is that Wrongful Termination?

Is there any legal protection for an at-will employee?   By Matthew Clarke, Shareholder Both Texas and California are “at will” employment states. That means that the employer can terminate employment for any reason or no reason. Likewise, the employee can leave the employer for any reason or no reason.  Some employees have a contract…

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…