New Policy – 470th Cases Must Be Heard in 470th, Not Aux

New Policy

Cases out of the 470th must be heard by the 470th and may not be heard by the Auxiliary Court.  The 470th will make every effort to address your case efficiently, in the 470th.

Please schedule all proveups with the 470th coordinator.

Reminder:  agreed divorce decrees and agreed orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship (SAPCRs) may be proved up by affidavit. More information on the court’s policies is available here.

Thank you for your patience as we implement this new policy.

How Attorneys May Withdraw Without a Hearing in Collin County

1.    Draft your motion to withdraw, including all of the information required by TRCP 10.

2.     Draft a letter to your client that contains the information required by Collin County Local Rule 4.3.  Sample letter: Continue reading How Attorneys May Withdraw Without a Hearing in Collin County

Wiretapping & Data Interception in Civil and Family Law Cases

Wiretapping & Data Interception in Civil and Family Law Cases

Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, October 2015

by Hon. Emily Miskel

Civil and family law attorneys are increasingly confronted with situations where a client’s information has been improperly accessed or where a client has obtained information improperly. The laws relating to interception of communications and electronic data are a confusing web of state and federal statutes, which can include harsh penalties and damages for clients. These laws can also create personal criminal and financial liability for lawyers.

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Don’t Hack Me Bro: Social Media, Wiretapping, and Intercepted Evidence in Family Law

DON’T HACK ME BRO:
SOCIAL MEDIA, WIRETAPPING, AND INTERCEPTED EVIDENCE IN FAMILY LAW

State Bar of Texas
FAMILY LAW TECHNOLOGY 360:
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR YOUR 21ST CENTURY PRACTICE

December 4-5, 2014
Austin, TX Continue reading Don’t Hack Me Bro: Social Media, Wiretapping, and Intercepted Evidence in Family Law