O'Connor's Texas Rules * Civil Trials explains pretrial and trial procedure quickly and thoroughly. Use it in your office and then put it in your briefcase/roller bag/backpack and take it to the courtroom with you because it contains everything you need to understand Texas civil procedure in one user-friendly, portable volume. O’Connors publishes the best law books in … [Read more...] about Every Texas lawyer whose practice includes civil litigation should have a copy of this book.
If your civil case is pending in Texas county or district courts, then you must file your answer on or before 10 a.m. the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days. Wait. What? Ten o'clock in the morning on the Monday next after 20 days? Let's break this down. The Texas Rules of Civil Procedure state that your answer is due on or before 10 a.m. the Monday next … [Read more...] about I just got served with a lawsuit in Texas. When is my answer due?
As noted in this post about our Texas Deadline Calculator, when a defendant has been served with a lawsuit in a Texas district court or county court, in most cases their answer is due on or before 10:00 AM the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days. But what happens if the Monday when the answer is due turns out to be a court holiday and the courthouse is … [Read more...] about When is a Texas Answer Due When Monday is a Holiday?
Do you need to know when to answer a counterclaim in Texas? Knowing how people use my blog helps me determine what content to post--with the goal of bringing you the most useful information I can find. My original intent behind this blog was to create a reference spot full of deadline calculators to help attorneys and legal professionals quickly calculate frequently-used … [Read more...] about When is the Deadline to Answer a Counterclaim in Texas (Or is There One)?