Marivonne R. Essex, "The Red Headed Lawyer"

Posted August 2nd, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Here in Texas, we have a long (and some would say loving) relationship with firearms. Even before becoming a state in 1845, early settlers found their muzzle-loaders indispensable in obtaining food and dealing with predators and unsavory reptiles. There were also frequent skirmishes with the native Comanches. Today, Texas has more gun dealers (about 8,500)

Posted October 26th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

If you are in a relationship with an abusive partner, you might feel trapped, helpless or have no idea where to turn. Knowing what steps to take to move forward in your life is extremely important for your wellbeing. Report the Abuse First and foremost, call 911 or your local police department to report the

Posted August 10th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Recently I read an article entitled “Personality Disorders in Divorce” by Jim Dolan. That got your attention, didn’t it? I can hear a lot of you saying, “I know my ex has one of those! He (she) is crazy! Let me just tell you….” As a divorce attorney, I see people on both sides of

Posted September 15th, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

I believe one of the biggest failings of our family court system is the failure to understand the vicious cycle of family violence. Victims are often blamed because they did not “just leave.” In fact, many leave and return, on average 17 times, even after being severely beaten. There is a dedicated court in Harris