Jimmy L. Verner, Jr. – Verner & Brumley, P.C.

Pseudonym v. Wachovia Mortgage...

Appellant's Brief to the Dallas Court of Appeals

In a divorce case, the trial court awarded the marital residence to the wife. Wachovia held a lien on the residence resulting from a home equity loan taken out during marriage by the husband without the wife's knowledge. After…more

| Constitutional Law, Family Law, Real Estate - Residential
In re: B.N.A.

Appellee's Brief

The Texas Attorney General is attempting to consolidate all child support collection through its state disbursement unit. The Attorney General says that the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation…more

| Family Law

Family Law From Around the Nation

This column collects family law cases from around the United States. It is published quarterly in the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Report…more

| Family Law

Family Law From Around the Nation

This column collects family law cases from around the United States. It is published quarterly in the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Report…more

| Family Law
Poteet v. Town of Flower Mound, Texas

Petitioner's Brief on the Merits to the Supreme Court of Texas

Poteet v. Sullivan is a fascinating civil rights case where police officers assisted a former girlfriend in emptying her former boyfriend's house. The trial court granted all defendants a summary judgment; the court of appeals…more

| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law
In re: C.M.T.

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

This Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus was filed in the Texas Supreme Court to relieve our client from the requirement of remaining on probation for four years as part of a civil contempt based on denial of visitation with a…more

| Civil Procedure, Family Law
In re: L.A.F., C.D.F. & N.C.F.

Brief of Appellant

This case involves the enforceability of an agreement made in Arkansas that child support would automatically decrease if the mother moved with the children to Texas when the parents contemplated that the father also would move…more

| Family Law

Grandparents' Rights in Texas - Update

This article updates "Grandparents' Rights In Texas," which is also on this website. The article discusses the Texas Supreme Court's Mays-Hooper and Derzapf cases…more

| Family Law

Stare Decisis in Commission for Environmental Cooperation Recommendations

A companion treaty to NAFTA established the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (“CEC”). The CEC is an international body designed to investigate allegations of environmental violations by the three Parties to the two…more

| Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, International Law & Trade

The Right to Water in the Courts of India

The Indian Constitution includes the right to life. The Indian courts have construed this right to include the right to water. The Indian courts provide a case study of how the basic human right to water can be implemented. …more

| Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, International Law & Trade

Grandparents' Rights in Texas

This article dissects Texas Family Code provisions relating to grandparents in light of the United States Supreme Court's Troxel case. The article was written in the Spring of 2005 while the Texas legislature was in session. …more

| Family Law
Zeptner v. Zeptner (Zeptner I)

First Opinion of Fort Worth Court of Appeals

Trial court reversed the first time for abusing its discretion in dividing the community estate. See Zeptner II for the second reversal…more

| Family Law

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