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The Attorney Store .Com Launches Bailey & Galyen’s Texas Father’s Rights Website

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 27, 2007

The state of Texas has a new voice in father’s rights. The law firm of Bailey & Galyen officially launched their Texas Father’s Rights Website today, a resource for fathers, grandparents and those who want to learn more about the importance of father’s rights. The website http://www.texas-fathers-rights.com was designed by the Web Services Team at TheAttorneyStore.com, a provider of legal information and services to to the legal professionals and public.

An increasing interest in the emerging area of father’s rights has compelled law firms and courts alike to acknowledge the existence and importance of men to protect and assert their rights as fathers. With statistics showing an increase in fathers who are divorced or single, issues such as child support, custody and visitation need to be revisited to reflect the active role that fathers wish to have in their children’s life. Unfortunately, statistics also show that mothers are more favored by the courts, regarding custodial issues, even if less fit than the father. Understanding father’s rights helps both parties come to a resolution in which the best interests of a child can be met, without compromising their relationship with both parents.

In the Texas Father’s Rights website you will find information on divorce, child custody, child support, equitable distribution, father’s rights, grandparents rights, relocation and parental alienation. In addition, the website can help one get in touch with an experienced lawyer, if they wish to seek counsel on any issues regarding father’s rights.

About Bailey & Galyen:

Bailey & Galyen is one of the largest “consumer law” firms in Texas with offices in multiple locations around Texas including Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Bedford, Houston, as well as in Florida and Missouri. They are committed to providing counsel that is honorable and caring, from attorneys that are specialized as well as board certified.

Web Site Concepts, Design and Search Marketing Campaigns for Lawyers by The Attorney Store Web Services Team.

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Curtis W. Harrison Named 2008 “Texas Super Lawyer”

Plano, TX (PRWEB) October 10, 2008

Albin | Harrison | Roach, a business and family law firm, is pleased to announce that Curtis W. Harrison, the managing shareholder, has been named a 2008 “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine and his peers.

Attorneys are selected for inclusion in Texas Monthly magazine exclusively through peer voting. The rigorous voting process is designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in Texas are named “Super Lawyers.”

Curtis W. Harrison is board-certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He leads the family law, collaborative law, and estate planning sections of the firm. Mr. Harrison provides guidance and counsel for clients’ transitioning through the often-traumatic consequences of divorce, child-custody, termination of parental rights, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial agreements and other family law litigation experiences. He is a strong proponent for handling family disputes collaboratively in appropriate cases, thereby enabling families to resolve their disputes with dignity and in a private setting, without court intervention. He also handles civil litigation and provides counsel to a number of business entities in the North Texas community.

About Super Lawyers:

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list appears in the October 2008 issue of Texas Monthly magazine and Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a publication co-produced by the publishers of Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Media Inc.

About Albin | Harrison | Roach:

Albin | Harrison | Roach is an experienced family law and business litigation firm serving clients in Collin, Dallas, and Denton counties. We have made it our mission to put the true meaning of “counsel” back into legal services. At Albin | Harrison | Roach, legal services aren’t viewed as a series of isolated legal events but as a comprehensive resource to protect, enhance and simplify the personal and professional lives of our clients. Our highly-skilled attorneys practice in the areas of divorce and family law, business litigation and transactions, employment law, criminal defense, collaborative law, estate planning, wills and probate.

Contact:

For more information on Albin | Harrison | Roach, PLLC, visit the firm’s web site at http://www.ahrlawfirm.com or contact Dyanne Koithan at 214-423-5140, e-mail marketing@ahrlawfirm.com.

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Curtis W. Harrison Named 2009 ‘Texas Super Lawyer’

Plano, Texas (PRWEB) October 19, 2009

Albin | Harrison | Roach, a business and family law firm, is pleased to announce that Curtis W. Harrison, the managing shareholder, has been named a 2009 “Texas Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine and his peers.

Attorneys are selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers by a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in Texas are named “Super Lawyers.”

Curtis W. Harrison is board-certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He leads the family law, collaborative law, and estate planning sections of the firm. Mr. Harrison provides guidance and counsel for clients’ transitioning through the often-traumatic consequences of divorce, child-custody, termination of parental rights, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial agreements and other family law litigation experiences. He is a strong proponent for handling family disputes collaboratively in appropriate cases, thereby enabling families to resolve their disputes with dignity and in a private setting, without court intervention. He also handles civil litigation and provides counsel to a number of business entities in the North Texas community.

About Super Lawyers:

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list appears in the October 2009 issue of Texas Monthly magazine and Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a publication co-produced by the publishers of Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Media Inc.

About Albin | Harrison | Roach:

Albin | Harrison | Roach is an experienced family law and business litigation firm serving clients in Collin, Dallas, and Denton counties. We have made it our mission to put the true meaning of “counsel” back into legal services. At Albin | Harrison | Roach, legal services aren’t viewed as a series of isolated legal events but as a comprehensive resource to protect, enhance and simplify the personal and professional lives of our clients. Our highly-skilled attorneys practice in the areas of divorce and family law, business litigation and transactions, employment law, criminal defense, collaborative law, estate planning, wills and probate.

Contact:

For more information on Albin | Harrison | Roach, PLLC, visit the firm’s web site at http://www.friscolaw.com or contact Dyanne Koithan at 214-423-5140.

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Sexual Abuse By Clergy Must Be Addressed By U.S. Churches & Religious Organizations, Says Texas Lawyer


Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 18, 2010

Churches of all denominations must confront the problem of sexual abuse by clergy and other religious leaders and work harder to protect victims of abuse rather than the abusers, Texas attorney Brad T. Wyly says.

Religious leaders occupy positions of substantial power and authority. Children are taught to trust and obey them, said Wyly, founder of the Wyly Law Firm, P.C. which represents victims of personal injury, including clergy abuse. Churches and other religious organizations need to ensure the relationship between clergy and children is not abused. Sexual abuse of a minor is a particularly horrendous crime that can affect youths psychologically and physically for the rest of their lives.

Wyly said documents that show Catholic Church leaders allowed a predatory priest to molest deaf boys for decades despite numerous complaints serves as a glaring reminder of the devastating consequences of a religious organizations failure to address this problem.

According to church records published as part of a March 24, 2010 New York Times article, the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy admitted to a counselor that he had sexually abused dozens of boys perhaps upwards of 200while ministering at a school for the deaf near Milwaukee, Wisconsin from the 1950s to 1970s. Despite numerous complaints about Murphys conduct to three archbishops and law enforcement officials, he was never defrocked and instead quietly transferred to another community where he continued to work in parishes and schools until his death in 1998.

Children who are victims of sexual abuse can experience difficulty in developing positive relationships and often experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder involving terrifying flashbacks and nightmares in which they relive the ordeal. Victims of sexual abuse often experience social withdrawal, have problems sleeping, have trust issues and may develop chemical dependency issues.

Lawsuits against those responsible for clergy abuse can bring about change. They can help ensure that the person responsible for the abuse is removed from his position of power so that he can never hurt another child, Wyly said.

Victims of clergy abuse may also be able to pursue compensation from those responsible while preserving their privacy. This can be done either through pursuing settlement negotiations with the church or religious organization responsible for the abuse out-of-court or by guarding the privacy of the victim through a motion to seal court records from the general public. Privacy concerns should not prevent someone from holding those responsible for sexual abuse accountable, Wyly said.

About the Wyly Law Firm, P.C.:

The Wyly Law Firm, P.C., is dedicated to helping people who have suffered a personal injury including sexual abuse. The firm investigates allegations of sexual abuse and pursues civil actions against abusers and any third party that failed to protect innocent victims. The service we provide is confidential and focuses on doing what is best for you the client. The firm, based in Houston, represents clients throughout Texas.

Brad T. Wyly, the founder of the law firm, is a skilled negotiator and lawyer. He was named as a Rising Star in Law & Politics magazine in 2005 and 2006. Mr. Wyly may be contacted at 713.574.7034 for a private and confidential consultation.

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Austin Texas Mothers and Daughters Contribute More Than 9,000 Hours to Local Philanthropies Through the National Charity League

Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 28, 2010

The Austin Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) is proud to announce today that its members have contributed more than 9,000 hours to local philanthropies during the most recent NCL calendar year, which ended March 31. A national-nonprofit group, NCL brings together mothers, referred to as Patronesses, and daughters grades 7-12, referred to as Ticktockers, committed to leadership development and training, and building cultural awareness through community service on a local level.

This announcement follows the chapter Ticktocker Awards Ceremony, which was held this past Saturday, April 25, honoring the time and effort donated by all current ticktockers, and welcoming 32 new members into the chapter as the Class of 2016. The Ticktocker Class of 2010 consists of twenty-one young women who collectively served over 4,300 hours benefiting 26 different Austin-area philanthropies over the course of their six years with the Austin Chapter.

And the future looks even brighter for the Austin NCL with this past years 9th graders, Class of 2013, contributing the highest total charity hours in the year, at over 1,000. As these girls complete their next 3 years of high school, their community service contributions will benefit the entire Austin area.

We are so proud of our girls, and the overall mission of NCL, said Lisa Sikora, NCL Austin President. This has been a great year, very rewarding for local philanthropies, but equally so for our mothers and daughters.

Im proud to have been part of NCL these past years and look forward to the next two. I really believe in giving back to the community, taking time to help those in need. Its even better that I get to do this good work along side my Mom said Sarah Brown, Westlake High School sophomore, who received this years Merci Award, given to the Ticktocker with the highest philanthropy hour count for the year. Sarah contributed a total of 207 community service hours in the past year.

Throughout the year the chapter hosts programs, presentations and field trips for the members with the goal of providing opportunities for the girls to learn the beauty of giving of themselves to others; to develop and practice leadership and social skills within their peer groups; and to have an awareness and appreciation of the various forms of culture in the community. Two annual events are the time honored NCL tradition of Tea, to train the daughters in proper etiquette to serve as hostesses, and Ticktocker Day, which brings together all of the ticktockers in the Austin chapter to collaborate on a single philanthropic project.

About the National Charity League

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is a non-profit national organization of mothers and daughters grades 7-12 who join together in community service in chapters throughout the United States. The purpose is to foster a sense of community responsibility in the girls as well as to strengthen the mother-daughter relationship through participation in philanthropy, educational activities and cultural events. Founded in 1947, NCL members currently total more than 40,000, with 156 chapters in 16 states, including three chapters in the central Texas area.

The Austin chapter currently works with 19 local Non-Profit Organizations including the Austin Childrens Museum, Austin Museum of Art, Austin Pets Alive, Austin Public Library, Capital Area Food Bank, Caritas of Austin, Child Protective Services, Childrens Hospital of Austin, El Buen Samaritano, Family Eldercare, Habitat for Humanity, Lifelong Friends, lifelong Friends, Lifeworks, Manos de Cristo, Marbridge, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Ronald McDonald House, Westbank Library and YMBL Sunshine Camps.

For more information on the National Charity League, please visit http://www.nationalcharityleague.org.

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Texas Partnership for Children in Nature Calls For Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids; Statewide Conference Dec. 3-4 to Probe Problems, Solutions

Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 23, 2010

Go outside and play. How many times did todays parents hear that familiar phrase while growing up? Studies say kids today dont hear it enough, and that its time for a change.

Mobile devices and video games have all but replaced the days of playing Kick the Can on neighborhood streets with friends, or just hanging out at a park all day. In fact, kids today spend just four to seven minutes outside each day in unstructured outdoor play (like climbing trees), yet more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic screen.

If we dont address this issue today, then what were facing in the next generation is that children will have a much shorter life span than their parents,” said Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards, a pediatrician at the Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity at Dell Childrens Medical Center of Central Texas and chair of the Texas Pediatric Society obesity committee.

Avilas talking about the link between childhood obesity and sedentary indoor lifestyles. Shes part of a growing chorus of expert voices from diverse disciplines, all urging steps to reconnect kids and families with nature and the outdoors.

The Texas Partnership for Children in Nature will host a conference to address the problem Dec. 3-4 in Austin. The purpose is to present the partnerships strategic plan to educators, conservationists, health practitioners, policymakers and others who care about the issue and can work to implement the plan in their communities.

The Austin conference is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Winkler Family Foundation. Friday, the public is welcome to join from 8 am to 3 pm, to see the plan presented, for the cost of lunch, $ 11. See the conference website for the complete agenda and list of speakers and topics. Please see details, agenda, and access registration at http://www.texaschildreninnature.org.

Conference speakers include Carter Smith, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department executive director; Joe Frost, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin professor emeritus; Kevin Coyle, National Wildlife Federation vice president of education; Elizabeth Goodenough, Ph.D., creator of the PBS documentary Where Do the Children Play?; and Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas vice president and chief medical officer and former Texas Department of State Health Services executive director.

As the trend away from outdoor play and learning deepens, we are witnessing sobering consequences for childrens health and well-being, said TPWDs Smith. Additionally, this youngest generation is missing out on critical experiences that lay the foundation for future stewardship of our natural resources.

The good news: experts say the problem is solvable. Unlike complex environmental or economic problems, getting families and children back to nature is relatively straightforward and inexpensive. We can reverse this trend, Smith said. We can restore our childrens well-being and their relationship with Texass rich natural and cultural heritage.

The partnerships roots trace to fall 2009, when a bi-partisan group of Texas legislators asked TPWD, the Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Department of Agriculture to form a public-private partnership and develop a strategic plan. Over 80 professionals answered the call, including representatives from state and federal agencies, non-profits, businesses, and health, education, natural resource and community organizations.

Their discoveries include some sobering statistics:

Wheelchair Van crashed to save lives; Handicap Vans from Lone Star Handicap Vans in Tyler Texas take safety and quality to new heights.

Tyler, TX (PRWEB) May 19, 2011

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHSTA’s 2011 crash test standards are more stringent and harder to pass than ever before. Lone Star Handicap Vans in Tyler Texas proved their conversion vans are the top of its class by completing the test with just one van. This is a very rare event for one van to complete all 3 crash test with flying colors. Lone Star Handicap Vans has set a new standard in their industry with this great accomplishment. Making safety and quality the highest priority in their vans. Visit the site for the video and more info on the safest handicap vans in the industry.

Since passing the 2011 NHTSA’s 2011 Crash Test Lone Star Handicap Vans, LLC is constantly getting approved as a provider of new grants and loans for our customers and are continually looking for more programs.

Lone Star Handicap Vans manufactures the handicap accessible conversions on vans and minivans for wheelchair access, scooter access, and electrical chair access. With Lone Star Handicap Vans you get direct manufacturing pricing, nationwide delivery, and the highest quality wheelchair van, along with a company that genuinely cares about helping those in need gain the mobility they deserve at an affordable price.

Their mission is to give individuals greater access to the world. Through wheelchair accessible transportation, helping individuals who require this assistance to be able to get where they want to go and do so with safety and dignity. Lone Star Handicap Vans is helping individuals and families gain more freedom through mobility van product at the highest value and safety.

This is a true goal at Lone Star handicap Vans LLC. They are really in this to help physically challenged individuals with disabilities to be as mobile as possible. Helping individuals who can benefit from Wheelchair conversion vans and increase their mobility and their access to appropriate transportation. Lone Star Handicap Vans is about helping individuals who can utilize wheelchair vans to gain a greater feeling of freedom and a greater actual mobility in their world.

Are you ready to get on the road as soon as possible in your new wheelchair accessible van?

There are many types funding resources that can help those in need to purchase a handicap van and/or the van conversion. There are Medicaid, veteran, child, private organizations, state and national grants that are available to help pay for a handicap van.

Lone Star Handicap Vans has finance programs, Veterans Affair (VA) grants, Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS), Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP), Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and bank and credit union loans are just a few of the ways to fund your handicap van.

They can arrange for nationwide and worldwide deliveries.

Lone Star Handicap Vans, LLC in Tyler Texas

Owned and operated by Bill and Norma Niederhofer

For more information, contact one of our customer service representatives at toll free at 1-866-588-VANS (8267)

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Making Medical History: Texas Fertility Center Celebrates First Birth in Central Texas from New Frozen Egg Technology


Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

Assisted reproductive technology has allowed millions of people to create and expand their families. For years, Texas Fertility Center (TFC) has used frozen sperm and frozen embryos in combination with intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to achieve high success rates. Recent advances in technology have now enabled TFC to add frozen eggs to its medical protocol. TFC is now proud to announce that it has helped an Austin couple welcome a second child through the use of frozen donor eggs.

When Ellen and Michael Navarre decide to start a family, they needed help. In 2007, the couple conceived their son Charlie via IVF. The Navarres were thrilled to become parents. We were so excited that we were able to successfully conceive Charlie, Ellen explained.

Dr. Kaylen Silverberg, Ellens physician, said that infertility treatments often give couples a real chance at having a family. With the options we have available, about 80 to 85 percent of our patients achieve their desired outcome.

A Different Approach

Once they were ready for another child, the process didnt go as smoothly. A frozen embryo cycle failed and, as Ellen was older, the Navarres discussed the possibility of using donor eggs. In their first attempt, Ellen used her sisters eggs, but that pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage. At that point, Dr. Silverberg mentioned the option of using frozen donor eggs.

That loss was difficult, Ellen said. But we knew wanted another child. We wanted Charlie to have a sibling, so when the opportunity came along, we were excited to be able to pursue it.

A relatively new procedure, oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, not only offers infertile couples another choice, but it also gives career women a chance to preserve their fertility for a later time and it helps cancer patients protect their abilities to start families after treatment.

Until recently, egg freezing wasnt really a choice for women, Dr. Silverberg explained. Eggs, the bodys largest cell, are comprised mainly of water and they have historically been very difficult to freeze successfully. Vitrification, or ultra-rapid freezing, has enabled us to help our patients have the families they desire by giving them another treatment option.

For the Navarres, using a frozen egg donor provided the chance they were looking for to welcome another child into their home. The six frozen eggs were fertilized in the laboratory, and two embryos were transferred to Ellens uterus, resulting in a healthy pregnancy.

Ellen says that once they conceived, the couple really forgot about the donor eggs and daughter Catherine Collins was born in May. The growing becomes part of you. We didnt even think about it not being my egg.

It is such a personal choice, but this process was such a blessing, says the proud mother of two. The ultimate goal was a beautiful baby and a sibling for Charlie. We couldnt love her anymore.

About Texas Fertility Center

Texas Fertility Center (TFC), one of the nations leading full-service infertility practices, provides advanced Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology services to patients throughout Texas, the Southwestern United States, and the Americas. Since 1980, TFC has been recognized nationally for outstanding pregnancy rates, cutting-edge laboratory procedures, and innovative research programs. For more information, please visit http://www.txfertility.com.

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