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10 Ways To Survive The Holidays While Going Through A Divorce

As Halloween passes and you finally finish packing away the costumes and the candy, turning the calendar to November can seem as painful as wearing a beaded thong to the gym. The holiday season becomes a catch-22 for most people who have gone through (or are going through) a divorce. You love the idea of […]

How My Great-Grandmother Blazed a Trail For Victims of Abuse

  Recently I decided to research my family history. I have been able to go all the way back to the 1600s in Europe, and I must say it’s been a fascinating journey. What struck me was this. She Blazed a Trail For Victims of Abuse She was the first and only woman in her […]

My Epic Road Trip From Melbourne To Cape Tribulation

After much dreaming, planning and preparation, November 9th was finally here! The Big Day when Glenn, my dear girlfriend Carla and I left Melbourne to move permanently to Cape Tribulation. We drove three vehicles: Glenn in Alena Star Bus, myself in the Mustang and Carla in her SUV. The day began with a mammoth truck […]

Post-divorce Tips for Single Mothers

  Going through a divorce is one of the hardest experiences that we can experience in life, and it can be even harder to handle once the dust settles and you realize that you will need to care for your children and bring in all of the income as a single mother. However, as a […]

How to Prove That a Decedent Lived in a Specific Texas County

Introduction When it comes to proving that a decedent lived in a specific county in Texas, there are a few things you’ll need to do. First, you’ll need to gather any and all documentation that would show where the decedent resided at the time of their death. This could include things like a lease agreement, […]

TYLA Director Spotlight: Russell Shrauner

Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in […]

California Appellate Court Holds Persons Who Associate With Persons With Disabilities Can Have Batson Challenges Exercised on Their Behalf

Previously, such as here, I have written about how Batson/Edmonson challenges could be used with respect to people with disabilities not being allowed to serve on juries. The interesting thing about Batson and its civil equivalents is that whenever I have asked litigators if they have encountered the situation of using Batson to prevent exclusion […]

A Texas Fight Over Competing Leases

Let’s proceed directly to the takeaways from Fort Apache Energy, Inc. v.  Short OG III, Ltd., et al, a Southern District of Texas bankruptcy district court opinion. (Gray Reed partners Jim Ormiston, Gabe Vick and Kristen Kelly represented Short OG III) The other guy’s operations will not extend your lease beyond the primary term. Texas […]

Protecting Yourself from Covert Narcissism: What Science Says

00:00 How to Protect Yourself from the Trap of Covert Narcissism: The Science Might Surprise You! 00:25 Brief Overview of Covert vs Overt Narcissism 02:25 New Research on how Covert (Introverted) Narcissists Act in Relationships 06:25 Extraverted (Overt) Narcissism and the Dark Tetrad 08:40 Recognize “Apparent” Vulnerability (Emotionality)! Covert narcissism and covert narcissists are particularly […]