Holmes Diggs & Sadler is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our family law and other clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients. To read more please Click Here
All of our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.
To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, FaceTime, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state and out of the country in this manner for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.
We are also working with the divorce and civil courts, as well as opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.
To further protect the health of all concerned, all of our attorneys and staff have the technology and capability to work on cases and with clients from home as well as at the office. Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.
The days ahead may be a challenge. We do not yet know the extent to which particular courts will curtail trials or even the extent to which Holmes, Diggs & Sadler will have clients and other guests come to our office. But we will continue to work to take care of our client’s cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.
Six months after remarrying her 46-year-old husband Rick Salomon, 47-year-old actress Pamela Anderson has once again pulled the plug on their marriage after filing for divorce on July 3, the Daily Mail reported.
In October 2007, Anderson married Salomon and was married to him for two months before getting their marriage annulled. After several years of separation they reunified and in January of this year, the actress announced that she had once again married her ex-husband.
Rick Salomon is renowned for winning $2.8 million in the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop. Representatives for Anderson refused to comment on the issue.
Effectively handling the intricacies surrounding a divorce is essential in securing your interests and rights in the immediate and long-term future. Let our aggressive but compassionate Houston-based attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, PLLC, help you in safeguarding your interests during a divorce. Call us at 713-802-1777 to learn more about what we can do in this situation.
Holmes Diggs & Eames Attorney, Judith Sadler, literally “stood up” for Brownsville Independent School District employees who claim they aren’t being treated nor paid fairly by the district.
Judith publicly demanded a hearing before the School Board at a recent board meeting after months of delayed and denied requests for grievance hearings. Not only were board members surprised to hear requests to meet were being ignored, there was concern that the issues weren’t being properly addressed. Read the rest of the story on Action 4 News, Rio Grande Valley CBS Affiliate site by clicking here.
In the wake of two attacks on nursing home residents in the Houston area, Cindy Diggs of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, was recently interviewed about the rights afforded to nursing home residents. You can watch the news story in its entirety below.
Stephanie Cohen, an attorney at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, recently wrote and published an article in Buzz Magazine. The article touched on the varying options available to people in Texas who are looking to adopt.
According to Cohen’s article, Texas offers three main avenues for pursuing an adoption: governmental agency, private agency, and independently. Depending on a person or family’s situation and the child they are looking to adopt, one of these adoptions may be the best for their circumstances, as each poses different advantages and challenges. The three various options for adoption that Cohen outlined include using a governmental agency, using a private agency, or going through an independent adoption.
To learn more these adoption options in Houston, read Cohen’s article here. Our team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, can also help you choose the best option for expanding your family and help you through the adoption process. Call us at (713) 802-1777 to find out how we can make the adoption process easier for you.
In recognition of their excellent legal skills and services, Houstonia magazine recently named three attorneys from Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, to its 2013″Top Lawyers in Family Law.” Cindy Diggs, Holmes, Diggs & Sadler‘s attorney-in-charge, Deb Herndon, and Judie Sadler, the lawyers featured in this prominent list, have over 50 years of legal experience between them and are highly thought of by both their peers and clients.
Diggs, who specializes in all areas of family and divorce law, has board certification in Family Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a member of several prominent legal organizations, including the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, the State Bar of Texas (family section), and the Houston Bar Association (family section).
Herndon, who was dubbed “The Velvet Hammer” by a client impressed with her “calm and relentless style,” has extensive experience handling every aspect of divorce, but is particularly well-known for her advocacy for children in child custody cases. Herndon is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Sadler, whose background in business has made her especially adept at divorce cases involving business considerations, has been admitted to and practiced before 9 of the 12 U.S. Courts of Appeal and before the Federal District Courts in Texas, in addition to several other federal and appeals courts. Additionally, she is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. On AVVO she has a flawlessly ranking of 10/10, and she has been noted as a Preeminent Women Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell.
Our team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, is proud to have such well-known and recognized attorneys practicing with us and congratulates them on being named to this list.
The Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas, Inc. (CACTX) kicked off an important child abuse awareness campaign dubbed, “The One with Courage.” This campaign is a nation-wide initiative that focuses on the courage of speaking up about instances of child abuse and the vital role of Children’s Advocacy Centers, not only in providing guidance and support to child abuse victims, but also in aiding in future legal actions against those who commit child abuse.
This much awaited undertaking is an effort to educate Texans on how to recognize and report child abuse and involves enlisting the help of some of the state’s highly respected and recognizable college football head coaches.
University of Texas Coach Mack Brown, Tony Levine of the University of Houston, and Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin have come together to release a state-wide new public service announcement urging Texans to “be the one with courage to recognize and report child abuse.” The announcement also details the warning signs of suspected abuse.
The PSA can be viewed in several different formats, both in audio and video, here.
If you suspect that child abuse is occurring, whether within your family or to another child you know, do not wait to take action. Contact a family law attorney of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, today by calling (713) 802-1777 as soon as possible.
Cindy Diggs, a Houston divorce attorney with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, recently helped a man who was wrongly required to pay child support for two children that were not biologically his. Reggie Jones had previously been paying $1400 a month in support for two children, which amounted to 40% of his take-home pay. He was ordered to pay this amount by a judge despite the fact that DNA tests were not ordered in the case.
These payments were an overwhelming financial burden to Mr. Jones, and until recently, laws were in place in Texas that would require him to continue making child support payments to these children even though there was DNA evidence proving that they were not biologically his. However, because of recent changes to laws in the state, Cindy Diggs was able to help end these invalid child support obligations once DNA testing proved that he was not the father of the children in question.
This story was also picked up by KHOU:
Reggie Jones had this to say about his experience: “I was fighting a child support case that was clearly paternity fraud!!! A Judge ordered me to pay child support without ordering a DNA test for two children. I had been dealing with this case since 2007. Attorney Diggs took the case and petitioned the court for [sic] paternity test. DNA tests proved I wasn’t the father of both children. Attorney Diggs had all child support obligations removed!”
If you are paying child support for a child that you believe is not biologically yours, contact the Houston child support lawyers of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, today by calling (713) 802-1777.