Third Court of Appeals Suffers Ransomware Attack

The Third Court of Appeals which is where all appeals from Travis County and Williamson County family law cases including divorce and child custody are heard has suffered a ransom ware attack.  A letter from the Court is attached.  Needless to say this is a dangerous...

Travis County’s Second Amended Emergency Covid Order

The Travis County Judges have published a new emergency order.  In short there will not be a regular docket until at least June 29th.  Any need for a hearing prior to June 29 will need a Judge’s approval. Travis Cnyt – 2nd Amnd emergency Order –...

Don’t Create Standing for 3rd Parties Part Two

Both the Family Code, Texas case law, and even the US Supreme Court set a high bar to allow 3rd parties to seek custody of children against parents. One way to lower that bar dramatically is to voluntarily give rights to a 3rd party in an order. In the Interest of...

Don’t Create Standing for 3rd Parties

IIO T.R.H., 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 3501 (Tex. App. – Beaumont May 17, 2018) This is a cautionary tale out of the Beaumont Court of Appeals.  In a SAPCR the Mother and Father agreed that the paternal grandmother would have possession of the child for two weeks each...