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The Issue with Locating Parents Through the AG’s Office

On April 25, 2014

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An appellate court has confirmed that the Attorney General does not have to tell the other parent where their child or the other parent lives.   The fact situation was a father was sued by the AG to establish his paternity.  The father sent discovery asking the AG to identify the address of the mother […]

Federal court finds that Texas’ prohibition against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

On March 24, 2014

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De Leon v. Perry, ___ F.Supp. 2d___ 2014 WL 715741, SA-13-CA-00982-OLG (W.D. Tex. 2014) (injunction) (02-26-14) Opinion: Applying the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in United States v. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013), Hon. Orlando L. Garcia ruled that Texas’s prohibition on same-sex marriage conflicts with the US Constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due […]

Converted Property and Informal Marriage

On December 20, 2013

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An interesting case out of the San Antonio Court of Appeals; a couple entered into an informal marriage and at the time the Husband owned a separate property ranch. After the Wife discovered her Husband was having an affair with her sister, the Husband and Wife signed a series of agreements where they called the […]