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Divorce Law
 
In the Interest of B. R. F. and M. A. F.

M.F., n/k/a M.B., (Mother) appeals the trial court’s Order on Notice of Changed Status, which ordered her to pay current child support in the amount of $257 per month to M.J.F. (Father). Although it was signed on November 15, 2012, the order directed support payments to begin effective January 1, 2012. These retroactive support orders are at issue on appeal. For the reasons that follow, we affir... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - TX)

In the Interest of C.G. and B.G. Children

On June 4, 2014, we issued an opinion and judgment in this appeal. Appellee filed a motion for rehearing, and appellant responded. We grant the motion for rehearing in part and deny the motion for rehearing in part. We withdraw our opinion and judgment of June 4, 2014, and issue this opinion and judgment in its place.
BACKGROUND
On December 13, 2011, Loretta DiDonato and Shaun Gifford ente... More...
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IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF MATTHEW R. SEVERIN AND BOUAPHAN S. SEVERIN Upon the Petition of MATTHEW R. SEVERIN, Petitioner-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, And Concerning BOUAPHAN S. SEVERIN, Respondent-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

Matthew Severin appeals from the decree dissolving his marriage to Bouaphan Severin. Matthew asserts (1) the district court’s award of alimony is excessive and (2) the district court erred in awarding Bouaphan the marital home without requiring a cash equalization payment to Matthew of half the home’s equity. Bouaphan cross-appeals arguing the award of alimony is insufficient. We affirm as to ... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF AMY L. SCHMADEKE AND THOMAS Z. SCHMADEKE Upon the Petition of AMY L. SCHMADEKE, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning THOMAS Z. SCHMADEKE, Respondent-Appellee.

Thomas and Amy Schmadeke married in 1994. Four children and eighteen years later, in October 2012, Amy filed her petition for dissolution of marriage, requesting, among other things, child support, an award of spousal support, and an award of attorney’s fees. The district court awarded Amy child support in the amount of $1162 per month, spousal support in the amount of $1000 for sixty months, an... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF BRIAN MARK ALLEN AND KANDICE MARIE ALLEN Upon the Petition of BRIAN MARK ALLEN, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning KANDICE MARIE ALLEN, Respondent-Appellant.

Kandice Allen appeals a modification decree granting her ex-spouse physical care of their child.
I. Background Facts and Proceedings
Brian and Kandice Allen married in 2005, had one child, and divorced in 2008. The parents stipulated to joint physical care of the child and the district court approved the agreement. The stipulation provided that the child would be with Brian half the week a... More...
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Jordan D. Houghtaling v. Nichol A. Houghtaling

Appellee Nichol A. Houghtaling sought a divorce from appellant Jordan D. Houghtaling. Nichol filed with the trial court a document purporting to be a waiver of appearance executed by Jordan. At a subsequent hearing which Jordan did not attend, the trial court entered a final decree of divorce dissolving the parties’
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marriage and dividing their property. Jordan timely filed this restric... More...
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In re A.R. et al., Persons Coming Under the Juvenile Court

Mother A.R. appeals from the juvenile court order that declared her two daughters
dependents of the court based on mother’s failure to provide for the children. We reject
mother’s contention that there was insufficient evidence to support that order and
therefore affirm.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
In September 2012 Ontario police pulled over a car driven by father J.R., w... More...
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Nick Reynolds, et al. v. North Star Memorial Group, et al.

Nick Reynolds, et al. v. North Star Memorial Group, et al.

Issue # 1.
Issue: CIVIL CONSPIRACY (OTHER)
Filed by: REYNOLDS, NICK
Filed Date: 07/26/2010
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Defendant: ALLBRITTON COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
Disposed: DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE, 11/10/2011. Dismissed- Settled.

Defendant: GRIFFIN COMMUNICATIONS LLC More...
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Betty Keith v. Mountain Resorts Development, LLC

¶ 1 This case is about land in Park City, Utah—a little town that has undergone many transformations. Mormon pioneers first traveled through the area on their way to Salt Lake City. When prospectors discovered silver in the hills, it became a mining boomtown, then, when the price of silver fell, it was nearly deserted as a ghost town—but industrious residents reinvented it as a luxury resort ... More...   $0 (08-08-2014 - UT)

Allen Maki v. Beverly Anderson and Mark C. Lane

Pro se Appellant Allen Maki appeals from a final decree of divorce. We will affirm.
1We used a fictitious name for Appellee Beverly Anderson in a prior appeal involving Appellant Allen Maki. See Maki v. Anderson, No. 02-12-00513-CV, 2013 WL 4121229 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Aug. 15, 2013, pet. denied) (mem. op.). We use the same name in this appeal.
2See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
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Maki ... More...
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In re E.M. et al., Minors.

James J. and Sarah J. appeal the denial of their petition to declare Sarah's three children free from the custody and control of the children's father, Christopher M. (Fam. Code, § 7822.)1 James and Sarah also contend that the court did not have jurisdiction to issue a temporary visitation order allowing Christopher to have supervised visitation with the children during the pendency, or upon dism... More...   $0 (08-05-2014 - CA)

Cathie Reisler v. Keith Reisler

Cathie Reisler appeals the trial court’s final decree of divorce, dissolving her marriage to Keith Reisler and dividing their marital property. Cathie Reisler raises four issues on appeal arguing the trial court erred when it: (1) awarded Keith Reisler a disproportionate share of the community estate because it made numerous calculation errors in the property division; (2) failed to award her a ... More...   $0 (08-05-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. Carey Gonyer

In 2010, Carey Gonyer began
sexually abusing a fifteen-year-old boy, “TT”, who worked alongside
him at a dairy farm. The following year, at Gonyer’s urging, TT–-
who had, in the interim, turned sixteen--took photographs of his
own genitals and gave the pictures to Gonyer. Based on these
photographs, Gonyer was charged with three counts of sexual
exploitation of a ch... More...
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Justin Ringgold-Lockhart v. County of Los Angeles, et al.

This appeal requires us to consider the limits of a federal
court’s authority to impose pre-filing restrictions against socalled
vexatious litigants. The case arises from one of many
episodes in a legal saga involving Nina Ringgold and the Los
Angeles Probate Court. Ringgold brought a federal lawsuit
challenging the Probate Court’s authority to remove her as a
trustee o... More...
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The Estate of B.I.C. v. Linda Gillen

Brooklyn Coons (called “Brook” by her estate) died from being shaken and possibly struck on the head while in the care of her father’s girlfriend. Her estate, the remaining plaintiff in this case, alleges that Defendant Linda Gillen, a social worker, knew that Brook was in danger and subject to abuse but did not respond to reports of the abuse, increasing Brook’s vulnerability to danger. T... More...   $0 (07-31-2014 - KS)

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...
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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...
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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...
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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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