Terminology: Enforcement of Final Decree of Divorce | QDROs | Suit for Clarification | Partition Suit |
Undisclosed Assets | Undivided Community Property | Property omitted from decree of divorce |
Res Judicata and claims preclusion exceptions | division of retirement benefits | QDRO

Recent Cases from Houston  

Motion for New Trial Denied: No New Evidence, Lack of Diligence in Developing
Sheshtawy v. Sheshtawy, (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Nov. 18, 2008)(Hudson) (divorce,
property, motion for new trial based on claim of new evidence fails, diligence, cumulative evidence)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Hudson  
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Hudson and Brown
14-07-00227-CV  Amal Sheshtawy v. Adel Sheshtawy, Drill Bit Industries, Inc. and Tri-Max Industries,
Inc.--Appeal from 309th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Judge Frank Barlow Rynd

Court of appeals declared clarification order void
In Re Kenefick (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Aug. 19, 2008)(Seymore)
(mandamus in family court case, order on motion for clarification void, motion to compel)
Justice Charles Seymore  
Before Justices Fowler, Frost and Seymore
14-08-00203-CV In Re Brian Kenefick
Appeal from 308th District Court of Harris County
We conditionally grant the petition for a writ of mandamus with respect to the clarification order and direct
the trial court to vacate its February 14, 2008 clarification order.  We deny the petition for writ of
mandamus, without prejudice, with respect to the order granting the motion to compel.
Trial Court Judge: Judge Georgia Dempster  
Concurring Opinion by Justice Frost in In Re Kenefick (re: clarification order)

Messina v. Messina (Tex.App- Houston [1st Dist.] July 24, 2008)(Bland)
(divorce post-judgment proceeding, undisclosed assets, MSA,
sanctions, dismissal with prejudice following
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00277-CV Susan Gail Messina v. Louis Anthony Messina
Appeal from 308th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: Hon. Georgia Dempster  

Ezirike v. Ezirike (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] May 17, 2007)(Alcala)(family law, retirement plan)
divorce property division, retirement funds, 401K, post-divorce division of community property,
Rule 11 agreement]
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Justices Taft, Jennings and Alcala
01-05-00090-CV Robert O. Ezirike v. Eucharia Ezirike
Appeal from 328th District Court of Fort Bend County (Hon. Judge Ronald Pope)
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