Helping Families in Rockwall County and Surrounding Counties

2015

Blog Posts in 2015

  • 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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