Marble Client Sessions with Attorney Tom King
All Marble clients who contract the services of attorney Tom King do so on a "limited scope basis" with you officially remaining "pro se" to the Court. It is your choice whether to hire us for additional limited scope respresention in court hearings and mediations. If you hire Tom King in this capacity, be sure to immediately schedule one weekly meeting for each of the next six weeks. Tom's email address is email@example.com and his Marble Clients phone is 713-565-3516.
If you need to record phone calls of the other party, be sure to follow the instructions on this "Audio & Video Technology Helpsheet". Also, you will need to create a folder on your Google Drive, then share it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Name the folder "Marble-[Lastname]-[Firstname]-[Case Type]. For example:
If any of the following apps apply to your case, download them to your smart phones and tablets:
Adobe Scan - iOS or PDF
Alcoholics Anonymous - iOS or Android
AppClose - Parental Communications app/service for iOS or Android
Calendar.com - iOS or Android
Celebrate Recovery - iOS or Android
Google Drive - Cloud based file storage iOS or Android
Narcotics Anonymous - iOS or Android
TalkingParents - Parental Communications app/service for iOS or Android
OurFamilyWizard - Parental Communications app/service for iOS or Android
Initial Case Information
Do not email Tom any information. Instead upload the below information (preferably in PDF format) to your Google Drive folder for Tom to review in your weekly client video conference meetings:
Any underlying (currently enforceable) existing orders including Final Decrees of Divorce or Modification Orders
Any Temporary Orders, Protective Orders, or Temporary Restraining Orders
Any Texas Office of the Attorney General child support payment history reports
Any Texas Office of the Attorney General orders to appear for any type of hearing
Any Texas Office of the Attorney General child support review hearings
Any notices you were served regarding new lawsuits or upcoming hearings
Any communications or receipts relating to your County or District Clerk
Any communications or receipts relating to your Court handling your lawsuit
Any communications, orders, or letters from Texas Child & Family Services (CPS)
Any communications from the opposing counsel (OC) representing the opposing party (OP)
Any communications regarding substance abuse test requirements or results
Any criminal background reports on your or anyone else in the case (see TruthFinder.com)
Most Texas courts handling family law cases involving children will require the parties to take at least 4 hours of online co-parenting class. In order to impress the Judge and opposing side of a case, I encourage you to take the following courses for a total of 14 hours of co-parenting online classes. This is a great way to go "above and beyond" that is inexpensive, but will make a positive impact to others involved in this case. If you are permitted to communicate with the other party, I encourage you to share this with them as well.
The following are a combination of self-improvment suggestions, some legal and and some personal, that will likely help your case if involved in a custody battle.
AA.org - Alcoholics Antonymous
CoparentingIntoTheFuture.com - Take the 6-hour online class ($50 discount code "Toolkit").
Drug Testing - Drug test yourself and children with a kit from your local pharmacy.
Journal - Purchase a journal from your local store for only lawsuit related events such as program attendance and visitation matters.
TXParent.com - Take this 4-hour online co-parenting class.
Click on the below helpsheets if you think they will be of help to you legally or personally.
Your case may benefit from court admissible copies of police reports, medical records, criminal conviction histories, CPS records, emergency room records, birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc. When you request copies, you should communicate "May I please have an electronic copy of [item] in PDF format that is court admissible with a business record affidavit so the judge will allow it into evidence?"
Accurate.com - Substance abuse testing and background check services
National Screening Centers - Drug testing on 6 continents within 72 hours
Notarize.com - Notarize your document with one witness, then send us the notarized copy
Truthfinder.com - Use this site for background checks, people location, reverse phone lookup, and public records.