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  • Splitting Everything in Half: The Myth of Divorce

    Posted By Eaker Law Firm || 24-Nov-2015

    Every day I hear people talk about dividing everything in half. Somewhere this concept has been imposed upon the popular conscious as being what happens in divorce and that can’t be further from the truth. In the state of Texas, barring an agreement otherwise, all Community Property shall be divided by the Court in a “just and equitable” manner. The term means what it says and ...
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  • Benefits of Our Flat Fee + Billing Model

    Posted By Eaker Law Firm || 17-Nov-2015

    Our unique billing model sets us apart from most other lawyers in this service industry and is far different than traditional hourly billing applied against a retainer system most lawyers use. These benefits to our clients include but are not limited to the following: Enhanced certainty of attorney’s fees. Attorney work is focused on efficiency and value to the client Clients are afforded ...
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  • Avoid the Proxy War

    Posted By Eaker Law Firm || 10-Nov-2015

    “Proxy War” in the context of state actors involves two nations at war with one another but where neither is directly involved. In the context of divorce (and other family law matters ), we see a unique type of proxy war when spouses engage in seemingly irrationally heightened conflict over seemingly insignificant matters. Perhaps this would be best illustrated by a few examples. I ...
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  • Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce?

    Posted By Eaker Law Firm || 8-Oct-2015

    No one ever expects their marriage to come to an end and when confronting this reality, the uncertainty of what will come next, how the process works, and the costs of this transition are deeply concerning. Typically when speaking with someone for the first time who tells me they are facing a divorce, I am asked “But do I really need a lawyer?” I hope to help shed some light on this ...
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  • Same-Sex Marriage Legalized Nationwide by Supreme Court

    Posted By Eaker Law Firm || 24-Jul-2015

    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges, one of four cases presented from different states, all of which dealt with the matter of marriage equality. In a landmark opinion, the justices declared that, under our Constitution, all Americans have the right to marry. The ruling legalized same-sex marriage nationwide and is already being hailed as a major civil rights victory ...
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  • The costs of self-representation in divorce

    Posted By David Eaker || 30-Aug-2014

    Over the past year, I have seen a tremendous increase in the number of people seeking to represent themselves in their divorce. I see these people struggling in the courtroom and I have had many coming back to hire me to repair the mess created when they attempted their own divorce or had their efforts rejected by the Court — who really was just saving them from further problems down the ...
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  • We have listened to our clients and others and are seeking to improve the delivery of legal services to the changing marketplace…. Better understanding of “what this will cost”! Services and legal advice custom dialed for those seeking to self-represent! No more cost-based disincentive for communicating with your legal team! More time to devote on the client’s needs rather ...
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  • Join me in repairing the broken family-law system

    Posted By David Eaker || 21-Jul-2012

    The family law system is broken. Half of first marriages end in divorce, the divorce rate for second marriages is even higher and it only grows exponentially from there. Given these statistics, you are more likely to have been divorce than to be single or to have a lasting first marriage. I have been a divorce attorney for more than a decade. I have worked on hundreds of cases either as original ...
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