Spousal Support and Disability

The Texas Family Code allows for a Court to award spousal support (also known as maintenance) based on the disability of a spouse.  Disability is not explicitly defined and based on our experience often subjective. The Fort Worth Court of Appeal rendered an opinion...

Uniform Travis County Zoom Procedures

Good News. Since the Court’s began remote hearings for divorce and child custody hearings each District Court and the Associate Judge’s Court had differing remote procedures. Since lawyers were often not receiving notice of which Court a case was assigned to until...

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 –...