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What Is Power of Attorney?

The basic definition of a power of attorney is a legal document in which you give someone else the power to act for you in specified ways. Two common types are a financial power of attorney and medical power of attorney. In Texas, we have a statutory … [Read More...]

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Marijuana and Family Law – The State Can Take Your Children over Marijuana

Marijuana has an unusual place in the law and in our opinions about parents.  Here in Texas possession of small amounts of Marijuana is a Class B Misdemeanor like Driving While Intoxicated.  While in other states like Colorado or Washington, possession of what would be felony amounts of Marijuana products here is totally legal.  This differing treatment of the same substance leads to a great deal … [Read More...]

Contrasting the Perverse Incentive of Family Law and Collaborative Divorce

The Conflict Incentive There is a dirty secret in some family law cases, one that clients only learn about long after they’ve retained counsel, and sometimes only after they look back at the pain, stress, and expense of their divorce. The secret is that some family lawyers have a perverse incentive. Attorneys bill clients by the hour to solve their problems. That means they get paid more if the … [Read More...]

Texas Rising Star Joins Springer and Lyle Law Firm

Denton Attorney Joins Springer & Lyle Law Firm Daniel Abasolo, a Denton attorney, is joining the Springer and Lyle, LLP.   Abasolo returns to the firm after spending some time at a larger firm and then operating his own private practice.  Abasolo was a member of Springer Lyle in 2012 and rejoins to focus on family law and business transactions.  He has focused much of his career on family … [Read More...]

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Divorce Mistakes

Going through a divorce is stressful. There are many decisions that need to be made about property division, child custody, child support, and more. Sometimes, in the turmoil of decision-making, … [Read More...]

Texting, Social Media and Divorce

Going through a divorce is indeed a difficult emotional experience. It is tempting to post status updates to your friends on social media. You want to vent about injustices you feel from your … [Read More...]