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    Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson Recognized in 2021 Best Law Firms

    Firm ranked for 12th consecutive year in Family Law, Mediation, Appellate practice areas
    We are pleased to announce the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America have recognized Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson (ONDA) in the annual Best Law Firms listing. 
    The firm’s Appellate practice received national recognition five years in a row, along with metropolitan honors in Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio. The firm also earned top honors for its Family Law expertise in the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio metro areas, with additional recognition in the Family Law Mediation category. 
    Best Law Firms rankings are based on thorough client and attorney evaluations, including peer and editorial staff review. A firm must have at least one attorney recognized in the current Best Lawyers in America guide to earn Best Law Firms eligibility. Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson has 14 lawyers in the 2021 Best Lawyers listing.  
    Name partners Richard Orsinger, Keith Nelson, Scott Downing and Jeff Anderson earned Best Lawyers recognition for Family Law. In addition, Mr. Orsinger was honored for his Appellate work, and Mr. Anderson was recognized for his Family Law Arbitration practice. 
    Firm partners William M. Reppeto III,  Brad M. LaMorgese, Amber Liddell Alwais, Paula A. Bennett, Lon M. Loveless, Paul Hewett, Holly Rampy Baird, and R. Porter Corrigan, as well as associate Ryan Kirkham and Of Counsel James M. Loveless, have each been recognized by Best Lawyers for representing individuals in Family Law. Mr. LaMorgese received additional honors for his Appellate practice, and Ms. Bennett was also recognized for Family Law Mediation. 
    The firm’s recognition in the Best Law Firms 2021 listing is the latest in a multitude of awards the firm has earned in recent years. Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, solidified its national reputation in October with more Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers honorees than any other law firm. It was the third consecutive year the firm was recognized as having the most Top 100 lawyers in a state with more than 100,000 practicing attorneys.  
    ONDA attorneys have been repeatedly recognized in D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas honors along with D CEO’s Dallas 500, a list of the top business leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 
    With offices in Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is one of Texas’ largest Family Law firms. Each partner is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, as well as a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.  More

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    What is the Barder principle?

    The Barder principle provides for an order of the Court to be set aside or appealed outside of the usual time limits if certain criteria apply.  Where did the Barder principle come from?  The principle comes from the sad case of Barder v Barder in 1987 in which an order was successfully appealed out of…
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    Holly Rampy Baird Discusses COVID-19’s Implications on Divorce Cases & Hearings on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas

    COVID-19 has implicated almost every element of our daily lives, and complicated domestic situations and divorce are no exception. Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson partner Holly Rampy Baird appeared on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas to discuss how couples are moving forward with their divorce cases amidst the pandemic. View the interview here:
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    Paula Bennett and Brad LaMorgese Discuss Divorce Preparation on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas

    Divorce can be a daunting and overwhelming thing. That said, it is important to properly prepare for such a life change. This involves organizing finances, estates, and selecting the best attorney for your needs. Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson partners Paula Bennett and Brad LaMorgese appeared on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas to discuss these steps […] More

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    Keith Nelson and Brad LaMorgese Discuss Divorce & Child Custody on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas

    The coronavirus has impacted many aspects of our daily lives. For some couples, the stay-at-home orders and the financial uncertainty may have caused a breaking point and a path toward divorce. Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson partners Keith Nelson and Brad LaMorgese appeared on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas to discuss what couples should consider when […] More

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    Are remote family courts really horribly cruel?

    Are remote family courts really horribly cruel? Yesterday (4 June 2020), the BBC reported that remote hearing for family courts are ‘horribly cruel’.   Since lockdown began, family hearings have been taking place remotely either via telephone or video link. In fact, from 23 March to 6 April, audio hearings across all courts and tribunals in […] More

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    The dad who gave birth – the judgment

    30 April 2020 Yesterday, Freddy McConnell lost his latest legal bid to be registered on the birth certificate as the father not the mother as the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal.  Freddy was appealing against a decision made by a High Court judge that a person who carries and gives birth to a baby […] More