Dallas Divorce Attorney July 2011 News Letter including a post from our blog. Excerpt from the post: "In a national news report by Ellen Levya at KABC-TV, it seems prenuptial agreements are not just for people getting married anymore. Out of the more than 12 million unmarried couples living under the same roof in America, many of them are choosing to sign a pre-nup-like agreement in lieu of a marriage license."
Also including an article titled: Supreme Court Finds No Automatic Right to Counsel in Child Support Contempt Proceedings.
Excerpt from article: "The U.S. Supreme Court has found no automatic right to counsel for indigent civil defendants facing jail time, though it ruled on behalf of a father who served a year in prison for failing to pay child support.
The father, Michael Turner, was deprived of his 14th Amendment right to due process, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision.
Free lawyers aren't required in such situations, but states must have procedural safeguards in place to help determine whether the parent is able to comply with the support order, according to the majority opinion (PDF) by Justice Stephen G. Breyer."
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