Category Archives: Family Court

Woman Sexually Assaulted by Family Court Marshal – A Reason All Courts Should be Videotaped

Monica Contreras was sexually assaulted following a hearing in her divorce case. In August of 2011, Marshal Ron Fox sexually assaulted this mother in the Clark County Courthouse. Then he arrested her and had her child taken. This is not a new story but one that is relevant for raising right now while legislators are…

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GAL Program Found to Be Operating Unethically for Years

A volunteer Guardian Ad Litem, Cynthia Bemis, and its VGAL program was found by Judge Anita Farris in Washington State, Snohomish County Superior Court to be engaged in abusive litigation tactics. This is just one of many recent cases of lying and engaging in harmful tactics by a state agency. Channel 5 Reporter Susana Frame…

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Bullying abounds at big law firms, but it often goes unaddressed, survey finds

Workplace standards in many law firms remain in the Dark Ages. According to this study, bullying and lack of respect plagues many law firms. The study does not say what field of law attracts these types, but I can imagine that those who practice in Family Law fall into two categories: The bullies and the…

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Legislative Bills in Texas – Find a Bill

If you want to find a Bill currently being proposed in Texas, you can Find your Bill number here. The current proposed equal parenting bill is HB 453 sponsored by James White (text of HB 453).  If you want to know if there are more bills regarding Equal parenting, click here and use the key words…

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When Parents Try to Tell Someone There is a Problem in Family Court…

You try to talk to your neighbor or your child’s teacher and tell them that you really didn’t do anything wrong but that the judge ignored your civil rights, and you most likely are met with disbelief. Worse, if you try to bring up the fact that civil rights exist in family law to your…

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Equal Parenting Presumption Bill for Texas

“Parents have a constitutional right to be presumed fit until proven unfit. Fit parents are presumed to be acting in the best interest of their child until proven to pose through their own illegal acts or omissions a direct danger to their child or to be found unfit.” Download this bill, customize it for your…

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DAILY TOOL: Divorce is Not a Trigger for Best Interest…

TOOL OF THE DAY: Divorce is not a trigger for best interest… CATEGORY: Family Law What is the most difficult thing you have had to deal with in the family court process? During our webinar today “What Can I Do When My Child is Being Used Against Me” we had another special guest today, another…

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DAILY TOOL: Frequency vs. Duration of Parent-Child Contact

TOOL OF THE DAY: Frequency vs. Duration of Parent-Child Contact CATEGORY: Family Law Many statutes say that the goal is to protect the relationship between the parent and the child in divorce. I know that’s the public policy here in Texas. In fact the statute reads: “The public policy of this state is to: (1) assure…

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DAILY TOOL: Best Interest Tips

TOOL OF THE DAY: Best Interest Tips CATEGORY: Family Law Book Excerpt If you are going to face the court because your divorce did not settle, you will be faced with much more than just convincing the court that you are the better parent. You will be faced with the idea that the court determines…

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DAILY TOOL: Divorce is despised more than Gays…Supreme Court hears 4 Gay cases but denies Divorced Parents Grievances

TOOL OF THE DAY: SCOTUS hears 4 more Gay Marriage cases but continues to deny divorced parents cases. CATEGORY: Family Law On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument on 4 gay rights cases hoping to extend the rationale used in the Windsor v. United States case…

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