Stephen E. Dubner is a highly accomplished and respected attorney. In 2019 and 2020, the Texas Center for the Judiciary invited Mr. Dubner to provide continuing education for judges around the State of Texas.
Guardianship Update – 2020
On December 10, 2020, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals in the Guardianship of N.P, reversed the decision of the Tarrant County Probate Court Number 2 not to grant a full guardianship. In this case N.P. parents filed for guardianship in order to protect their daughter. The trial granted a limited guardianship. The parents believed the a full guardianship was necessary. The Court of Appeals agreed with the parents and found the trial court abused its discretion. This case stands for the proposition that even though an incapacitated person can express their opinions, it does not mean they do not need a full guardianship. Rather, the question is whether they can understand the consequences of significant decisions that will impact their life. The case also analyzes the evidentiary standards in an otherwise uncontested case. To read the decision, click here:https://www.dropbox.com/s/qpbuajaedvkef2h/26.Opinion.pdf?dl=0
Guardianship Update – 2018
On June 14, 2018, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals In the Guardianship of A.E. reversed the decision of the Tarrant County Probate Court 2 not to grant a guardianship. In order to protect their daughter after age 18, the parents filed for guardianship of their daughter. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the parents were denied a guardianship of their disabled daughter. Stephen E. Dubner filed an appeal. The Court of Appeals found that the trial court abused its discretion in denying the guardianship. This is the first case to analyze the 2015 changes to the Estates Code. To read the opinion, click here:https://www.dropbox.com/s/v0f163bf1v98iqk/30.Opinion.pdf?dl=0
As an expert in school law, Stephen E. Dubner is often interviewed by the media. On February 15, 2017, NBC Dallas interviewed Mr. Dubner. To see the interview, click HERE
On January 25, 2017, a formal discrimination complaint against the Texas Education Agency regarding the A-F Accountability Rating System was filed with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, on behalf of several school districts. To view a copy of the complaint, please click HERE
Flower Mound, Texas, Family and School Law Attorney
Stephen E. Dubner fights aggressively for our clients’ best interests, while always looking for the most amicable, efficient resolutions to conflicts.