Litigation

Litigating from the Grave: Claimant Dies Before Lawsuit

Barriers Abound Can A Deceased File A Lawsuit? Take note:  a dead person cannot file a lawsuit. Obvious, you say?  Well, apparently obvious is never a barrier to stupidity, so we have a long line of cases where appellate courts have had to clarify that dead people can’t litigate. Here are a few gems. “A deceased person does not have an actual or legal existence and thus cannot bring suit.” “A deceased person cannot, without...

Why You Should Not Write-off Your Elders

The Statistics Speak For Themselves Before you buy into that stereotype that all older Americans are demented, helpless and lonely, check out these statistics. Ninety-seven percent of Americans  over 65 are NOT in nursing homes.  Here’s an even more interesting statistic - ninety-one percent of Americans aged 85 and older are not in nursing homes. Ninety percent of Americans aged 65 and older DO NOT have Alzheimer’s dementia.  Ninety percent, folks.  According...

Texas Multi-State Family Litigation

It is common that a child custody order will need to be modified years after its initial rendering due to a substantial change in circumstances of the parties or children affected by the order.  So, what happens in today's transient world when the kids no longer reside in the state that rendered the order?  You are forced to enter the world of multi-state family litigation. The key question in multi-state family...
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