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2014-ch-head-shot-in-office Practice Areas: Family Law, Civil Practice
Admitted: 1984
Law School: University of Houston Law Center
College: University of Houston; BA, Spanish, 1979

 

If you wish to inquire further about my education, credentials and professional background, please view the information listed below. Please visit www.CindyHideLaw.com for a comprehensive list of additional family law services.

 

Practice Areas:

Adoption
Cohabitation Agreements
Custody/Visitation/Child Support
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Name Changes
Partition Agreements
Paternity Actions
Premarital Agreements
Property Division
Protective Orders
Restraining Orders
Support/Custody Modifications

Professional Development: Family Law

Advanced Family Law Course (2016)
Tenets of Professionalism in Mediation for Family Lawyers (2016)
Family Law Feud: Identifying Issues & Potential Pitfalls in the Initial Client Interview (2016)
A Walk Through Reimbursement Claims:
Investigating, Typing, & Arguing Reimbursement Claims & Offsets (2015)
Background Checks & Social Media (2015)
Implications of the Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA (2015)
Advanced Family Law Course (2015)
Legislative Update and Same Sex Marriage: More Questions than Answers (2015)
Highlights for the Advanced Family Lawyer (2015)
Coaching Your Family Law Client Through the Grief of Divorce (2014)
Unique Issues of Representing Same Sex Couples (2014)
Utilizing a Private Investigator without Getting You or Your Client into Trouble (2014)
Advanced Family Law Course (2014)
Criminal Issues Affecting Family Law Cases (2014)
The Tax Return Treasure Map (2014)
How to Stay Out of Jeopardy (2013)
Do’s and Don’ts During Trial (2013)
Trial and Errors (2013)
U.S. Immigration and Your Family Law Client (2013)
Legislative Update (2013)
Family Law and the Death of the Obilgor/ee
Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute – Property Day (2012)
Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute – Children’s Day (2012)
Law Tech Texas: Houston 2012
Special Evidentiary and Procedural Considerations in Child Custody Cases (2012)
Advanced Family Law Course (2012)
Ethics Fiascos: A Night of Reliving and Corrections Ethical Nightmares Uncovered in the Trenches (2012)
Enforcement – A Mock Trial Presentation by Houston Bar Association (2012)
Legislative Update (2011)
Social Network: Friend or Foe? (2011)
Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute – Children (2011)
Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute – Property (2011)
Mediation and Collaborative Practice (2011)
Update on the Office of the Attorney General (2011)
Family Law Institute – Children’s Day (2010)
Family Law Institute – Property Day (2010)
Social Networking and Electronic Evidence (2010)
The Reliability of Children’s Statements in Custody Cases (2010)
Untangling International Issues in Family Law (2009)
The Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy Law (2009)
Tips for Dealing With new Legislative Changes (2009)
Tips for Communicating with the Mentally Ill (2009)
War Stories With Racehorse Haynes (2009)
War Stories from Over 50 Years in Criminal Defense (2009)
Show Cause Hearing at Breakneck Speed (2009)
Labor & Employment Law 2009 Roundtable (2009)
Advanced Family Law Course (2009)
Electronic Filing Presentation – Harris District (2009)
2009 Annual Conference on ADR (2009)
Legislative Update (2009)
Mediation at Union Station – 2009 Conference (2009)
The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on the Developing Child (2009)
Advanced Family Law Course (2008)
Thou Shalt Consider Taxes: When, Where, How (2008)
Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute Property Day (2008)
Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute – Children’s Day (2008)
Electronic Evidence Admissibility (2008)
Immigration and Families (2008)
A Paradigm for Treatments of Addictive Disorders (2008)
Super Sizing the B Trust (2008)
Professionalism in Family Law (2008)
Mediation Tips and Tools (2008)
Evidence Tips for Trial (2008)
How to Mediate Effectively in a Domestic Violence case (2008)
Rule 194 (2008)
Effective Teamwork in the Practice of Law (2008)
Experts Trial Institute (2008)
Family Law Property Institute, Houston Bar Association (2007)
Family Law Children’s Day Houston Bar Association (2007)
Family Law Legislative Update, University of Texas School of Law (2007)
Family Lawyers & The Legislature (2007)
The Future of Family Law in Houston (2007)
Economic Contribution-Traditional and Creative Use of Statutes (2007)
How to Offer and Exclude Evidence (2007)
Litigation and Trial Tactics (2007)
Collaborative Law: Practicing Under Inter-Disciplinary Modes (2007)
Families in Crisis (2007)
Get Ready Be Happy: Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements (Author, Presenter, 2007)
Executive Compensation in Today’s World (2007)
The Laws of the Mind (2007)
13 Tactical Tidbits of Family Law (2007)
What Made a Family Law Specialist Before a Specialization? (2007)
Advanced Family Law Course (2006)
Texas Parenting Plans (2006)
Appellate Law Family Update (2006)
Representing Non Traditional Families in Texas (2006)
Texas Probate Court Panel Discussion (2006)
Economic Contribution on Wisteria Lane (2006)
Ohio Family Law Update 2005 (2006)
The Uniform Mediation Act from an Advocate’s Perspective (2006)

Professional Development: Mediation and Trial Certification

Trial Skills Child Advocacy Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
40-Hour Basic Mediation, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, UH College of Law
Advanced Family Law Mediation, Work Life Institute, Houston

*Courses offered or accredited by: The Texas Bar Association, The Houston Bar Association, The University of Texas School of Law and The Burta Raborn Family Inn of Court.

Certified Legal Specialties

Family Courts and Probate Courts as an Attorney Ad Litem, State Bar of Texas
Guardian Ad Litem, State Bar of Texas

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1984

Education

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, J.D.
University of Houston, Houston, Texas, B.A.
Honors: Dean’s List
Major: Spanish

Published Works

Drafting Prenuptial Agreements, Speaker/Panelist for the South Texas College of Law Houston Family Law & Probate Society, Houston, Texas 2016

Tenets of Professionalism in Mediation for Family Lawyers, contributor, Burta Rhoads Raborn Inns of Court, 2016

Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals, author, presenter for the National Business Institute, Houston, Texas 2016

Love, Money & the Law, 2012 – 2016; founder, publisher, and author for online webinars and live seminars for the general public about relationships and family law including: What’s Up With a Prenup?, How to Select a Divorce Lawyer, and, Do I Stay or Do I Leave? A Guide to Making the Best Decision for You!

Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals, author, presenter for the National Business Institute, Houston, Texas 2014

Family Law from A to Z, author, presenter for the National Business Institute, Houston, Texas 2012

How to Select a Divorce Attorney, author, publisher, 2013 (Kindle)

7 Steps to Divorcing Wisely: Do I Stay or Do I Leave? author, publisher, Penelope Price, Inc. Publications, 2004, and 2nd ed. 2012 (Kindle)

Domestic Violence and How to Handle It When It’s Part of Your Case, CLE author, presenter, The National Business Institute, Houston, Texas 2012

Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in Divorce Proceedings, CLE author, presenter Family Law from A to Z, The National Business Institute, Houston, Texas 2012

The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Family Law, team leader, CLE contributor, Burta Rhoads Raborn Inns of Court, 2009

Divorce After 60, CLE contributor, Mental Health and Capacity, 2007 Burta Rhoads Raborn Inns of Court, Houston, Texas

Get Ready…Be Happy! Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Author, CLE presenter, 2007 Mexican American Bar Association, Houston, Texas

Women and Divorce: Smart Women Get the Facts; founder and director; an accredited, multidisciplinary conference for service providers in law, finance, psychology and spirituality; Columbus, Ohio, 2003 and 2004

Divorce from a Client’s Perspective; author, CLE presenter, 2004 the Ohio state bar association, CO-Sponsor and Presenter, Columbus, OH

Domestic Violence (author, presenter) 2002 University of Notre Dame International Conference for Separated and Divorced Catholics, Notre Dame, Indiana

Divorce Education for Women, founder, author, presenter, Ten Seminars About the Legal Process During Separation and Divorce, 2002 – 2007

Calculating Damages in Child Sexual Abuse Cases, author, CLE presenter, 2003 the Ohio state bar association, Columbus, Ohio

Just Women Magazine, Resident Guest Columnist, Divorce Education for Women, Columbus, Ohio, August 2005 – May 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association
American Bar Association, Family Law Section
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court
The College of the State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Texas Association of Mediators
Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Section
Ohio State Bar Association, Juvenile Justice Section
Supreme Court of Ohio Gender Fairness Committee Member
Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Family Law Committee
Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Juvenile Justice Committee
E-women Network
National Association of Women Business Owners
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Past Employment Positions:

Council Member, Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ohio, 1996 – 2000
Chair, Public Services Committee, Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ohio
Chair, Ad-Hoc Computer Committee, Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ohio
Member, Community Development Committee, Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ohio
Ohio Representative to the National League of Cities, Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ohio
Ohio Representative, National League of Cities Public Safety & Crime Prevention Policy Committee, Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ohio
Grant Reviewer, Administration for Children & Families, US Department of Health & Human Services, 2004

Pro Bono Activities:

Co-Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Dublin, Ohio Arts Council
Board Member, Dublin, Ohio Visitors & Convention Bureau
Women in Municipal Government (National League of Cities)
Referendum & Initiative Community Leadership

Ancillary Businesses

Litigation Consultant For Child Sexual Abuse Cases
How To Calculate Damages

Languages:

Spanish
Italian

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