Southlake Attorney Eric Beal to Speak at Dallas Divorce Seminar

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From the Fault Grounds of Adultery and Cruelty to the Complex Issues of Jurisdiction and Geographic Restriction, Beal and Others Give Guidance on Divorce Law

Texas Divorce Attorney Eric Beal

Divorce Attorney Eric Beal

The old bromide ‘it takes two to fight’ is simply not true in a custody battle…it only takes one to fight; it takes two to get along.

Eric Beal, Board Certified Family Law and Divorce attorney, is scheduled to speak at a how-to seminar in Dallas, Texas, on May 22, 2012. The program, entitled "Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish," seeks to give guidance on everything involved in a Texas divorce, from the initial interview to closing the file, and beyond. Beal is one of four local attorneys scheduled to speak at the event, which begins at 9:00 a.m., and is being held at the CHG Cityplace Conference Center, just north of downtown Dallas. At a cost of $339.00, the program is open to attorneys and others interested in gaining insight into the fundamentals of marriage dissolution. The fast-paced seminar will assist with all substantive areas found in a Texas divorce, including fault grounds, such as adultery and cruelty, property division, child support, child custody, alimony, family violence, and transfer of assets.

With over 21 years of experience, a military law background from his days as a U.S. Marine Corps Legal Officer, and a distinguished academic career, Beal will speak during two portions of the six hour program. First, he will address all aspects of custody and support, including child support, spousal maintenance, and alimony. Later in the day, he and Carie Mack, another well-respected family law attorney will discuss various ethical perils that exist in a divorce practice, including conflicts of interest, calculation of a fair fee, and social media. Beal was asked to speak at the event by the National Business Institute™, which since 1983, has been one of the largest providers of legal and professional education in the nation.

The information presented at the event will range from the scholarly to the practical. As for practical advice, Beal states, "The old bromide ‘it takes two to fight’ is simply not true in a custody battle…it only takes one to fight; it takes two to get along. If you are not warning your clients of the emotional and financial cost of a custody fight, you are doing them a huge disservice.”

In conjunction with his presentations, Beal, through NBI™, is publishing two papers. The first, "Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues" is designed to provide a survey of the entire field of custody and support, from jurisdiction to modification. The second covers three ethical issues present in any family law practice: the use of confidential information, attorneys’ fees, and the internet.

Beal leads the Beal Law Firm, a divorce and family law firm with seven lawyers and offices in Southlake, Fort Worth, and Dallas, Texas. The firm provides representation throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and elsewhere in the state. Early in his career, Beal worked at the largest law firm in Dallas, having graduated as the Highest Ranking Student (cum laude) from the Baylor School of Law. While in the Marine Corps, prior to law school, Beal graduated with honors from the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course and finished first in his class with a record score in the Military Justice Legal Officer's Course. Beal practices exclusively family law and can be found at http://www.DFWDIVORCE.com.

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