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Episode 41 - Landmark Roe v. Wade Decision & Gun Violence

Episode 41 - Landmark Roe v. Wade Decision & Gun Violence

August 10, 2022

SUPREME COURT RULING ON ROE V. WADE & UPTICKS IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS - In today's episode, Bryan, Sam & Nida discuss the the recent supreme court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, including what this means for citizens of different states, potential legal complications that may stem from the ruling, and the limits of judicial precedent, as well as gun violence, potential gun control options, the polarization of media, and the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard civil matter decision.

If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan, Sam or Nida at babercrombie@aswlawoffice.com, ssanchez@aswlawoffice.com or nwood@aswlawoffice.com.

Bryan L. Abercrombie is a Board Certified family law attorney with extensive experience in domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, appellate and collaborative law. He has been licensed to practice law for over 18 years and had handled a variety of legal matters during that time. This includes Family, Civil, Probate and other cases. He has experience is all aspects of domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, mediation, appellate and collaborative cases.

Samuel M. Sanchez is a Board Certified family law attorney and certified mediator who is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. He was appointed by former Gov. Perry to the Board of Regents for Midwestern University. He has worked in Civil, Criminal, Estate Planning, and Juvenile Law and has an extensive background in high profile, press intensive litigation.

Nida C. Wood has been licensed to practice law for over 11 years and has handled legal matters related to family law, civil law, business law, and criminal law. For the past several years, Nida worked for the largest domestic litigation firm in the country and handled all types of domestic litigation matters, including but not limited to custody cases, modifications, enforcements, child support cases, mediations, collaborative law, appeals, post-divorce maintenance cases, and property cases including multi-million dollar estates.

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Episode 39 - Immigration, Voting Rights & Censorship

Episode 39 - Immigration, Voting Rights & Censorship

February 16, 2022

TEXAS IMMIGRATION STATUS, JUDICIAL RULING ON VOTING RIGHTS & INTEGRITY, and THE JOE ROGAN SPOTIFY CONTROVERSY - In today's episode, Bryan and Sam discuss the current state of immigration along the Texas border, the recent judicial ruling regarding prosecution of voting issues at a district attorney, rather than attorney general level, and the implications of censorship in an age of misinformation -- spotlighting the recent controversy involving Joe Rogan.

If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan or Sam at babercrombie@astxlegal.com or ssanchez@astxlegal.com. Bryan L. Abercrombie is a Board Certified family law attorney with extensive experience in domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, appellate and collaborative law. He has been licensed to practice law for over 18 years and had handled a variety of legal matters during that time. This includes Family, Civil, Probate and other cases. He has experience is all aspects of domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, mediation, appellate and collaborative cases. Samuel M. Sanchez is a Board Certified family law attorney and certified mediator who is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. He was appointed by former Gov. Perry to the Board of Regents for Midwestern University. He has worked in Civil, Criminal, Estate Planning, and Juvenile Law and has an extensive background in high profile, press intensive litigation.

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Intro and Outro Music: Mouth (Sam's Song), courtesy of Crush Bouquet (used with permission from band) Listen/Buy: https://ztapes.bandcamp.com/track/mouth-sams-dream

Episode 38 - Astroworld, Rittenhouse, & Mandate Mashup

Episode 38 - Astroworld, Rittenhouse, & Mandate Mashup

November 24, 2021

ASTROWORLD TRAGEDY, KYLE RITTENHOUSE CASE, & VACCINE MANDATE LEGALITY - In today's episode, Bryan and Sam discuss the recent tragedy at Astroworld the potential liabilities facing the various parties involved, the particulars of the Kyle Rittenhouse case and possible self-defense precedents at play, and the status of vaccine mandates being argued in the judiciary, as well as the end of Brittney Spears' conservatorship and the legal complications of the Erika Jane/Tom Girardi divorce.

If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan or Sam at babercrombie@astxlegal.com or ssanchez@astxlegal.com. Bryan L. Abercrombie is a Board Certified family law attorney with extensive experience in domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, appellate and collaborative law. He has been licensed to practice law for over 18 years and had handled a variety of legal matters during that time. This includes Family, Civil, Probate and other cases. He has experience is all aspects of domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, mediation, appellate and collaborative cases. Samuel M. Sanchez is a Board Certified family law attorney and certified mediator who is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. He was appointed by former Gov. Perry to the Board of Regents for Midwestern University. He has worked in Civil, Criminal, Estate Planning, and Juvenile Law and has an extensive background in high profile, press intensive litigation.

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Intro and Outro Music: Mouth (Sam's Song), courtesy of Crush Bouquet (used with permission from band) Listen/Buy: https://ztapes.bandcamp.com/track/mouth-sams-dream

Episode 37 - My Body, My Choice? The Heartbeat Law & Vaccine Mandate

Episode 37 - My Body, My Choice? The Heartbeat Law & Vaccine Mandate

September 15, 2021

TEXAS' NEW HEARTBEAT ABORTION LAW & BIDEN'S EXECUTIVE VACCINE MANDATE ORDER - In today's episode, Bryan and Sam discuss Texas's new abortion law and President Biden's executive order mandating vaccines for employers with 100+ employees, including the structure and intent of the new abortion law and the potential legal challenges it may face, the legality of Biden's executive order, the expanding power of the executive, trends in legal precedent, attempts to redefine what is constitutionally acceptable, general concerns about government overreach, and the potential impact the mandate may have regarding vaccine choice and child custody.

If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan or Sam at babercrombie@astxlegal.com or ssanchez@astxlegal.com. Bryan L. Abercrombie is a Board Certified family law attorney with extensive experience in domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, appellate and collaborative law. He has been licensed to practice law for over 18 years and had handled a variety of legal matters during that time. This includes Family, Civil, Probate and other cases. He has experience is all aspects of domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, mediation, appellate and collaborative cases. Samuel M. Sanchez is a Board Certified family law attorney and certified mediator who is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. He was appointed by former Gov. Perry to the Board of Regents for Midwestern University. He has worked in Civil, Criminal, Estate Planning, and Juvenile Law and has an extensive background in high profile, press intensive litigation.

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Episode 36 - Come and Carry It

Episode 36 - Come and Carry It

August 26, 2021

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TEXAS' NEW PERMITLESS CARY GUN LAW IN EFFECT SEPTEMBER 1 - In today's Episode, Bryan & Sam discuss the in's and out's of Texas' new permitless carry law going into effect next week, including who is eligible to carry, what locations are included and excluded in the new provisions, increased penalties for violations, the importance of knowing the law and getting to know law enforcement personnel in your area, the continued importance of firearm safety courses despite no longer being required, the importance of always securing your firearms, and the expected effectiveness of the new law as a deterrent. Additionally, they provide updates on the Supreme Court Cheerleader Snapchat case, as well as Brittney Spears' guardianship case.

If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan or Sam at babercrombie@astxlegal.com or ssanchez@astxlegal.com. Bryan L. Abercrombie is a Board Certified family law attorney with extensive experience in domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, appellate and collaborative law. He has been licensed to practice law for over 18 years and had handled a variety of legal matters during that time. This includes Family, Civil, Probate and other cases. He has experience is all aspects of domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, mediation, appellate and collaborative cases. Samuel M. Sanchez is a Board Certified family law attorney and certified mediator who is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. He was appointed by former Gov. Perry to the Board of Regents for Midwestern University. He has worked in Civil, Criminal, Estate Planning, and Juvenile Law and has an extensive background in high profile, press intensive litigation.

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Intro and Outro Music: Mouth (Sam's Song), courtesy of Crush Bouquet (used with permission from band) Listen/Buy: https://ztapes.bandcamp.com/track/mouth-sams-dream

Episode 35 - Deep Dive into Mediation

Episode 35 - Deep Dive into Mediation

June 30, 2021

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THE INS AND OUTS OF MEDIATION - In today's Episode, Bryan & Sam discuss several topics related to mediation, including the mediation services we provide, the benefits of choosing mediation over trial, including the possibility of more creative solutions, mediation's tendency to mitigates animosity between parties, and it's ability to narrow the issues you have to take before a judge. Additionally, they discuss pro se mediations, what they are, the role of the mediator in a pro se mediation, the work the parties need to put in to have a successful mediation, learning to set appropriate expectations, and the importance of having a solid understanding of the issues on the table. Finally, they explore the cost benefit of mediation versus a contested trial, the nature of mediated settlement agreements and what it means for them to be binding, guidance for preparing for mediation, and the pitfalls that cause mediations to break down.

If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan or Sam at babercrombie@astxlegal.com or ssanchez@astxlegal.com.

Bryan L. Abercrombie is a Board Certified family law attorney with extensive experience in domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, appellate and collaborative law. He has been licensed to practice law for over 18 years and had handled a variety of legal matters during that time. This includes Family, Civil, Probate and other cases. He has experience is all aspects of domestic relations matters including trial, jury trial, mediation, appellate and collaborative cases.

Samuel M. Sanchez is a Board Certified family law attorney and certified mediator who is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. He was appointed by former Gov. Perry to the Board of Regents for Midwestern University. He has worked in Civil, Criminal, Estate Planning, and Juvenile Law and has an extensive background in high profile, press intensive litigation.

Visit us at https://astxlegal.com

Intro and Outro Music: Mouth (Sam's Song), courtesy of Crush Bouquet (used with permission from band) Listen/Buy: https://ztapes.bandcamp.com/track/mouth-sams-dream

Episode 34 - The Multi-Faceted Diamond Divorce

Episode 34 - The Multi-Faceted Diamond Divorce

May 26, 2021

SURVIVING DIVORCE IN YOUR GOLDEN YEARS - In today's Episode, Bryan & Sam discuss some of the particular issues people face when going through a divorce in their second half of life, including recent trends in divorce rates and causes in the fifty-plus cohort, the division of considerable assets accumulated over the course of careers, various health issues and the implications of potential guardianships upon divorce, the importance of partitioning separate property when entering a marriage later in life, alternatives to divorce that allow older partners to live separate lives, the shockwave effect that divorce can have on multiple generations in the family, retaining health insurance coverage if you stand to lose it in the divorce, and the importance of determining an efficient plan with competent counsel to minimize cost.

If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan or Sam at babercrombie@astxlegal.com or ssanchez@astxlegal.com.

 

Intro and Outro Music: Mouth (Sam's Song), courtesy of Crush Bouquet (used with permission from band) Listen/Buy: https://ztapes.bandcamp.com/track/mouth-sams-dream

 

Episode 33 -From Snapchat to the Supreme Court

Episode 33 -From Snapchat to the Supreme Court

May 12, 2021

NAVIGATING THE SHARK-INFESTED WATERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA - In today's Episode, Bryan & Sam discuss the convoluted dynamics of free speech, the boundaries and responsibilities of individuals and institutions, and the world of social media, including the burden of living from post-to-post, the permanence of the internet, the challenge of schools forced into the role of parenting students, cyber-bullying on and off campus, the need for freedom within boundaries with regard to free speech, institutional overreach, and differentiating between comments directed towards individuals versus institutions. 

If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan or Sam at babercrombie@astxlegal.com or ssanchez@astxlegal.com.

Episode 32 - Getting Down to Business

Episode 32 - Getting Down to Business

May 5, 2021

J-ROD MAY BE OVER BUT THE SHOW MUST GO ON - In today's Episode, Bryan & Sam discuss the in's and out's of both starting and winding down a business, including business formation, the types of business entities, their strengths and weaknesses, and determining which is the best fit for your startup, the importance of building a team of operational, legal, accounting & finance/banking experts to help ensure regulatory compliance as you set up your business, the necessary steps to sell or shut down an existing business, and the importance of proper due diligence and liability risk when acquiring an existing business from another party.

If you have any questions regarding today's episode, please contact Bryan or Sam at babercrombie@astxlegal.com or ssanchez@astxlegal.com.

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