When Can a Judge Interview a Child to Determine The Child’s Preference Regarding Custody?

  Is your child capable of deciding with whom he or she wants to live after your divorce? In Texas, the law states that a child who is 12 years old or older can make their opinions and desires known [...]

January 15th, 2018|Family Law|

Dividing Retirement and Pension Benefits in a Texas Divorce

In many Texas divorce cases, the division of retirement assets is extremely important. Retirement assets and pension benefits can help ensure a more solid future, and it’s understandable that both parties will want their fair share. However, fair share does [...]

January 12th, 2018|Family Law|

Understanding Protective Orders in Texas

If you need to get a protective order in Texas, you should first know all the important ins and outs of protective orders. Read on to learn what a protective order is, who can get one, how it can help [...]

December 8th, 2017|Family Law|

How Is Property Divided in a Divorce in Texas?

Texas is a community property state. This means that all property and debt that was acquired or earned during a marriage (meaning, from the date of marriage until the date of divorce) is community property, unless one spouse can prove [...]

December 8th, 2017|Family Law|

Unique Issues in a High Net Worth Divorce

A high net worth individual is usually defined as anyone with liquid assets of one million dollars or more. If you fall into this category, you need to understand exactly what’s at stake in your divorce and the issues you’ll [...]

November 21st, 2017|Family Law|

The 6 Common Qualities Top Family Lawyers in Austin Share

Most of us don’t interact with family lawyers as often as we do other local professionals such as teachers, dentists, and doctors. Because we don’t interact with attorneys on a regular basis, it can be difficult to compare different lawyers [...]

November 21st, 2017|Family Law|

When Is It Time to Get a Divorce?

There is no one-size-fits-all reason for getting a divorce. Relationships are complicated for everyone, and what may be a complete deal-breaker for one couple could be totally tolerable for another. If you’re considering getting a divorce, you should seriously analyze [...]

October 11th, 2017|Family Law|

What Is a Litigation Lawyer?

A litigation lawyer is a lawyer who will represent you if you’re part of a case that involves a dispute. Litigation lawyers are prepared to go to trial if needed, but will also negotiate and work on settling your case [...]

October 11th, 2017|Business Litigation|

Ben Carrasco Wins Appeal in Real Estate Case

I’m very pleased to announce that I have prevailed in an appeal on behalf of two clients in a real estate litigation matter. While family law is the bread and butter of my practice, I still occasionally take on general [...]

October 5th, 2017|Business Litigation|

The Civil Litigation Process in Texas

The civil litigation process in Texas follows three main phases, and within each phase, there is ample room for variation and a variety of different situations that could arise. Knowing the process and the various motions, appeals, rules, and other [...]

September 13th, 2017|Business Litigation|