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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Our people makes the difference

From the formation of our firm, we have been blessed that we have came accross some of the most talented legal professionals in our country. We are honored to be able to offer our clients with the most effective legal representation for the most affordabel price.

From family law matters, which include divorce, child support, custody, adoptions, modifications to business law, consumer law and Deceptive Trade Practice along with many others, our team can handle every situation. From the inception of the petition or the motion, to discovery and pre-trial, we carefully select the best course of action for each and every one of our clients.

Our trial preparation is second to none. Our attorneys will conduct mock trials scenerios and preparation to insure that your case is handled properly at trial. Our knowledge of multimedia helps our clients to bring forth the best presentation so that the jury gets the whole picture.

The paralegals of the firm have the experience, knowledge and patience that is required to be able to handle multiple complex cases and keeping the clients informed during the whole process. In the personal injury area, you will be taken by the hand, from making the doctor's appointment, to obtaining your property damage settlement to the final outcome of the case, you are in good hands after a car accident, major trauma, police brutality, auto collisions and any other injury that you may have sufered.

During this hard economic times, our team can help you from the civil defense of cases to filing for bankruptcy for you. We represent big corporation and small business which have been calling our firm, their legal team. All it takes is a visit to our firm, and you will know the difference, from the moment that you walk through our doors.

We can handle appeals from many aspects of law including criminal, civil both in state and federal forums, and military law. We have represented clients all over our Nation and we are happy to help you. Which is one of the reasons that we say "We care about your legal needs!"

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is here to help you during the time that you need legal help.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Family Issues and hard economic times

As our country endures the recession, many couples are suffering from the effects of improper financial planning and the inability to cope with stress, which leads to tensions in the marriage and many times divorce. Although our firm provides services for couples that are seeking divorce, we believe that parent have to always look at the impact that their actions would have on their children.

For the most part, the parents that come to us for dissolution of marriage, have almost always forgotten about what their actions would have on the children of the marriage. They focus on the personal problems and not on the family ones. Our society has blinded us to believe that it is best to take care of our own personal needs, rather than our family ones. This is one of the reasons for infidelity in the marriage.

The man does not feel respected by the wife, because she is always nagging, and so he goes into the slippery road that leads to infidelity. The woman that does not feel loved by the husband, because he is not listening, and so she lets another gentler, loving person in her life by telling him her problems and before she knows it, she is doomed. All the while, the children believe that “their parents” are perfect that they love each other and that they love them; when in reality the parents are been selfish.

This phenomena is aggravated by our financial situation since money is the root of all evils. When couples do not have a plan or are capable of handling stress as a couple, they resolute to the simplest, most convenient way (or so they think), of resolving the problem between them, they opt to get a divorce. Not once do they stop to think that their decision is going to affect their children for the rest of their lives.

The children now start to act out once they find out that mommy and daddy are not going to be together anymore. Many children cannot cope and it reflects in school with their behavior. Meanwhile, in Texas, many courts require counseling for the families; however, the devastation that divorce creates on the children will last a life time. And this could all be prevented, if either of the parents would seek help or talk to each other about their problems.

We see many couples that have resolute to allow help in their marriage and it has work. One of the best ways to do this is to allow God to intervene with the situation and things can change for the best. Many couples allow God to be the center of attention in their lives, which in term minimizes the financial chaos that surrounds them, and so they focus more on the families than on their separate needs. If you are thinking about divorce, we urge you to let HIM get involved in your life, and let HIM handle the problem for you.

On the other hand, there are secular ways in which to resolve the problems facing our families in this tough economy. One of them is by providing ways to earn extra income for the family. We see that many couples problems become lesser when they have ways to secure the families financial future. When families work together, they stick together. And when they enjoy their success together, it last longer.

We urge families facing with divorce to take a different approach to the trend that has paralyze the strong family bond that we once had. Do not let finances ruin your family’s life.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult times. We handle bankruptcy, criminal law, personal injury, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, and appeals.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Please blow, don’t say "No” or you will be required to give blood

Many people in bexar county and the city of San Antonio have contacted our law firm because they have been unreasonably and against their reasonable expectation of privacy commandeer to submit to blood test by the Police.

The following information was taken from DA Susan Reed's website: "San Antonio, Texas: For New Year’s Eve, District Attorney Susan Reed is cracking down on drunk drivers. “If you are arrested for a DWI and you say no to the blow, then the police will obtain a search warrant to draw your blood. So, when the officer says “Please blow,” don’t say “No” or you will be required to give blood,” is the District Attorney’s warning. The blood sample obtained by these warrants will be tested by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office to provide critical scientific evidence to secure a conviction against the Defendant. During this No Refusal Accepted evening, an Assistant District Attorney will be on duty at the San Antonio Magistrate’s Office and Detention Facility to assist with and review the blood search warrants that will then be presented to a magistrate. A Registered Nurse will also be on duty to draw the blood. The District Attorney’s Office has met with the various local law enforcement agencies that file DWI cases, trained them on the processes, and has secured their enthusiastic cooperation in this important project. This is the second time No Refusal Accepted has been implemented in Bexar County. Last Memorial Day, the District Attorney’s Office, working with the local police departments, the City of San Antonio Magistrate’s Office, and the Bexar County District Clerk’s Office began a trial run of the program. Approximately 77 people were arrested over the weekend and, of those, approximately 40 blood samples were obtained. The average blood alcohol content was a .16, twice the legal limit of .08. The highest blood test was a .35, more than four times the legal limit."

Some of the research conducted indicated that non-consensual extraction of blood implicates Fourth Amendment privacy rights. Skinner v. Railway Labor Executives' Ass'n, 489 U.S. 602, 16 ('89) ('this physical intrusion, penetrating beneath the skin, infringes [a reasonable] expectation of privacy'); Schmerber v. California, 384 U.S. 757, 67 ('66) (compulsory blood test 'plainly involves the broadly conceived reach of a search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment').' '[f]or the Fourth Amendment does not proscribe all searches and seizures, but only those that are unreasonable.' Skinner, 489 U.S. at 619; accord Vernonia School Dist. 47J v. Acton, No. 95-590, 1995 WL 373274, at *3 (June 26,'95) ('the ultimate measure of the constitutionality of a governmental search is `reasonableness''). A search's reasonableness under the Fourth Amendment generally depends on whether the search was made pursuant to a warrant issued upon probable cause. U.S. v. Place, 462 U.S. 696, 701 ('83).

The question now becomes, which one is greater, the privacy rights of the many citizens of bexar county against the capricious attempt to collect non-consensual blood examples vs. police officers already tainted probable cause to obtain the warrant to collect the blood?

We believe that the police went too far on this one, and perhaps we would be challenging any of the convictions given based on this unconstitutional practice to obtain blood.

If you have been arrested for a DWI, DUI in San Antonio, or in Texas, please contact our law firm, we can help. That is why we say, "we care about your legal needs."

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult times. We handle bankruptcy, criminal law, personal injury, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, and appeals.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Texas laws regarding divorce

Lately, people are contacting our law firm with some of the basic questions for a divorce. Here are some of the most common questions.

IS THERE A RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS AND WHERE DO I FILE?

YES. Either spouse must be a resident for at least six months and resided in the county where the petition is filed for at least 90 days. On the other hand, the divorce petition is filed with the District Court of the county where either party lives.

WHAT ARE THERE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE?

On the petition of either party to a marriage, the court may grant a divorce without regard to fault on the basis of irreconcilable differences. A divorce may also be granted on the following fault basis: (1) Cruelty, (2) Adultery, (3) Conviction of a felony, (4) Abandonment, (5) Confinement in a mental hospital, (6) Living apart without cohabitation for at least 3 years.

DOES TEXAS RECOGNIZE LEGAL SEPARATION?

NO. Texas has no specific provisions for a legal separation, but allows for temporary orders to be filed at the time the divorce is filed. In cases where the parties have filed for a divorce, the spouses may enter into a written agreement concerning the division of the property and the liabilities of the spouses and maintenance of either spouse.

HOW DOES PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION WORK?

Texas is a community property state. In a decree of divorce, the court shall order a division of the estate of the parties in a manner that the court deems just and right, having due regard for the rights of each party and any children of the marriage. Property that would be considered marital property (whether acquired in the state or not) is subject to division. Property that would be considered separate property (whether acquired in the state or not) is not subject to division.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult times. We handle bankruptcy, criminal law, personal injury, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, and appeals.