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Divorce Law
 
Ted Stauffer & John Bernot v. Jane T. Nicholson

This interlocutory appeal arises out of a lawsuit Jane T. Nicholson filed in probate court against her brother Ted Stauffer a nonresident. Nicholson sued Stauffer individually and as “Successor Trustee of the Anne Bodulus Stauffer Revocable Trust.” Stauffer filed a special appearance to the action asserting the court lacked personal jurisdiction over him. After a hearing, the court denied the ... More...   $0 (07-30-2014 - TX)

Clinton Keith Dawson and Brandy Lake v. Will Matthew Lowrey

This suit regards a dispute between Pat Lowrey’s natural children and his former step-children (children of a woman from whom Pat was divorced several years before his August 31, 2012 death after a long bout with cancer)1 over the proceeds of a bank account.
Clinton Keith Dawson and Brandy Lake, Pat’s former step-children, brought suit against Will Lowrey (Pat’s son, who also was his att... More...
   $0 (07-29-2014 - TX)

Vickey Jordan-Nolan v. Jimmy Dale Nolan

Appellant, Vickey Jordan-Nolan, brings this appeal complaining of the trial court’s Final Decree of Divorce rendered in Jimmy Nolan’s suit for divorce. Presenting three issues, she asserts the trial court abused its discretion in (1) failing to grant a continuance when her attorney withdrew the day before the final hearing resulting in a denial of due process and an unfair division of the comm... More...   $0 (07-28-2014 - TX)

Wendy Jeanelle Hennig v. Matthew Michael Didyk

Appellant Wendy Jeanelle Hennig appeals from a judgment entered in favor of appellee Michael “Miro” Didyk, individually and as independent administrator of the estate of Matthew Michael Didyk, deceased, appellant’s former husband, following a nonjury trial. In three issues, appellant argues the trial court erred by (1) failing to give effect to the decedent’s designation of appellant as th... More...   $0 (07-28-2014 - TX)

Timothy B. Bostic v. George E. Schaefer, II

Via various state statutes and a state constitutional amendment, Virginia prevents same-sex couples from marrying and refuses to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Two same-sex couples filed suit to challenge the constitutionality of these laws, alleging that they violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. The district court granted the couples... More...   $0 (07-28-2014 - VA)

Matthew K. Mills v. Tracey K. Johnson f/k/a Tracey K. Mills

Matthew Mills (Former Husband) appeals the final judgment of dissolution
of marriage and order adopting the magistrate's amended report. The Former Husband
contends that the trial court failed to properly impute income to Tracey Johnson (Former
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Wife) when calculating the child support award, that there was not competent,
substantial evidence of the Former Wife's need for ... More...
   $0 (07-25-2014 - FL)

IN RE A. J. K. P., A MINOR CHILD

Appellant, E.P., appeals from the trial court’s denial of his motion to modify child
support. By three issues, appellant contends that: (1) the evidence does not support the
trial court’s finding of fact that his employment contract indicated that his salary provisions
were likely to change; (2) the trial court abused its discretion by concluding that appellant
failed to prove ... More...
   $0 (07-24-2014 - TX)

Robbie Dean Anderson, Sr. v. Texas Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

Robbie Dean Anderson, Sr. appeals the trial court’s judgment that granted Texas Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company’s motion for summary judgment. The trial court ruled that Anderson take nothing on his uninsured motorist (UM) claim against his own insurer, Texas Farm Bureau. Texas Farm Bureau moved for summary judgment because the pickup that injured Anderson was not a scheduled vehicle on A... More...   $0 (07-24-2014 - TX)

David Eric Molinar v. Lorraine Molinar

This is an appeal in a divorce action between David Eric Molinar and Lorraine Molinar. After a hearing, the trial court granted the divorce, divided certain property, appointed managing and possessory conservators of the parties’ child, and provided for certain rights and obligations in connection with conservatorship of the parties’ minor child. Because he was dissatisfied with the orders of ... More...   $0 (07-24-2014 - TX)

Jeremy Hamilton v. Betty Hamilton

A question of personal jurisdiction is at the center of this appeal. A stepson appeals an order denying his motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and an order granting a temporary injunction. He argues the trial court erred in denying his motion to dismiss and granting the temporary injunction because he lacks minimum contacts with the State of Florida. We agree and reverse.
The ... More...
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In the Interest of A.W.D., a Child

Through three issues, appellant Otis W. Dupre challenges an order confirming registration in Texas of a Kentucky child support order. We will affirm.
Background
On March 25, 2003, a Kentucky circuit court signed a divorce decree in the marriage of Dupre and D.M.S. According to the decree, they are the parents of A.W.D. The decree ordered Dupre to pay $100 a month in child support.
Appe... More...
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Alice Labra v. Carlos Labra

This case stems from the trial court’s denial of Appellant Alice Labra’s Petition for Bill of Review filed as a result of a default divorce decree where Appellee Carlos Labra was appointed sole managing conservator of the parties’ minor children. Because Alice failed to meet her burden on the bill of review, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.
FACTUAL BACKGROUND
Alice filed her p... More...
   $0 (07-23-2014 - TX)

Guardianship of A.L.

Seven years after appellant Marjorie L. (the guardian or Marjorie) was appointed guardian of her two granddaughters, A.L. and E.L. (the minors), the trial court granted a petition to terminate the guardianship filed by the minors’ parents, respondents Jennifer L. and Richard L., Jr., (the parents, or Jennifer and Richard), following a minutes long hearing in which no evidence was introduced, no ... More...   $0 (07-23-2014 - CA)

Lilas Moua v. Pittullo, Howington, Barker, Abernathy, LLP

Lilas Moua (appellant) appeals from a judgment entered after the trial court
granted summary judgment in favor of Pittullo, Howington, Barker, Abernathy, LLP;
P. Timothy Pittullo (Pittullo) and Jonathon A. Zitney (Zitney) (collectively respondents)
on appellant’s claim against respondents for legal malpractice. We affirm.
FACTUAL BACKGROUND
Appellant was born and educated in ... More...
   $0 (07-22-2014 - CA)

The People v. Darrell L. Chenault

Darrell L. Chenault appeals a judgment following his jury convictions on 13 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years of age (Pen. Code, § 288, subd. (a))1 and two counts of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14 years of age (§ 288, subd. (b)). On appeal, he contends: (1) the trial court abused its discretion by allowing a support dog2 to be present during the testimony of two child witness... More...   $0 (07-21-2014 - CA)

In the Matter of the Marriage of Kriss Camp and Belinda Camp

Appellant Kriss Camp, an indigent inmate appearing pro se, appeals the judgment of the trial court declaring his marriage to appellee Belinda Camp, n/k/a Belinda Ingram, void. We will affirm the judgment of the trial court.
Background
This is the second appeal of litigation concerning the relationship of Camp and Ingram. In 2011, in Camp’s absence, the trial court rendered a divorce decr... More...
   $0 (07-18-2014 - TX)

B. L. M. v. J. H. M., III

B.L.M. (Beth) appeals the termination of her parental rights to P.M. and B.M., her
two daughters with J.H.M., III (Jack).1 After a two-day bench trial, the trial court found that Beth
had endangered her children and that termination of her parental rights was in their best interest. See
Tex. Fam. Code §§ 161.001(1)(D)-(E), (2) (termination of parental rights). On appeal, Beth
con... More...
   $0 (07-18-2014 - TX)

Kalsoom Ahmad v. Ishfaq Ahmad

Appellant Kalsoom Ahmad appeals from the trial court’s final divorce decree. In a single issue, Kalsoom complains that the trial court abused its discretion in its division of the parties’ marital estate. We affirm.
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
2
Background
Kalsoom and Appellee Ishfaq Ahmad were married in Pakistan in 1987. The parties were married for twenty-six years and had tw... More...
   $0 (07-18-2014 - TX)

Debra A. Peterson v. Myron G. Peterson

This is an appeal out of Canyon County from an appellate judgment of the district court reversing the order of the magistrate court which granted a motion to renew a judgment for child support. We reverse the district court’s holding that the motion to renew the judgment was barred by the statute of limitations.
I.
Factual Background.
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On October 3, 1985, a decree of divorce was... More...
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Josafat Rodriguez, Jr. v. City of Santa Cruz

Petitioner Josafat Rodriguez, Jr., a former Santa Cruz police officer, applied to the City of Santa Cruz (the City) for industrial disability retirement, alleging psychiatric disability due to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The City denied Rodriguez’s application. Rodriguez challenged that denial by means of a petition for a writ of administrative mandate, which the superior court denied.... More...   $0 (07-17-2014 - CA)

In the interest of M.C.M., a child

Appellant, Ryan Chase Mohler, appeals an order in which the trial court modified the parent-child relationship in relation to his son, M.C.M. He contends that the trial court abused its discretion when it imposed a geographical restriction on his right to determine the child’s primary residence and that it erred when it entered an order that contained a different restriction from the court’s o... More...   $0 (07-17-2014 - TX)

S.J. v. The State of Texas

In one issue, appellant S.J. appeals the trial court’s order denying his petition for expunction of records concerning his arrest for aggravated assault.1 On an issue of first impression in this court, we conclude that chapter 55 of the code of criminal procedure authorizes expunction of records concerning an arrest
1See Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. arts. 55.01, .02, § 3(a) (West Supp. 2013).... More...
   $0 (07-10-2014 - TX)

Robert Earl Wade Jr. v. Carolyn Louise Wade

This appeal concerns the division of property between divorcing spouses. In three issues, Robert Wade complains that the trial court erred by (1) awarding to Carolyn Wade a disproportionate share of the marital estate, (2) failing to award to
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him his separate property, and (3) reopening evidence in violation of Rule 21 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
We affirm.
Background<... More...
   $0 (07-10-2014 - TX)

In the Interest of N.M.D, R.I.D., and G.T.D.

Skye Dicker appeals the trial court’s order modifying the amount of his child support payment. After finding that Dicker was intentionally underemployed, the trial court increased the child support payment. We affirm the trial court’s order.
BACKGROUND
Skye and Diana Dicker were divorced in 2008. The divorce decree named Diana as primary joint managing conservator of their three childr... More...
   $0 (07-09-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. Devon Campbell, a/k/a Wilmott Alvin Livingston

ATLANTA – Devon Campbell, a/k/a Wilmott Alvin Livingston, a former Jamaican police officer who illegally entered the United States and then became a U.S. citizen and a College Park police officer, was sentenced to ten months in prison for committing immigration fraud.

“For more than a decade, Campbell violated this country’s immigration laws and deceived this nation’s immigration ... More...
   $0 (07-08-2014 - GA)

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