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Richard Orsinger

San Antonio’s Richard Orsinger Featured in Texas Center for the Judiciary’s ‘Family Law Update’ Video

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio attorney Richard R. Orsinger relies on his dual expertise in Family Law and Appellate Law to detail the significant changes in Family Law resulting from the 83rd Texas Legislative session in the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s “Family Law Update for 2013” online video presentation.

Produced exclusively for educational viewing by Texas judges, the video offers a thorough explanation of changes in Family Law and related new rules, which went into effect Sept. 1. Among the most notable developments analyzed by Mr. Orsinger are those in the law applying to same-sex marriages as a result of the U.S Supreme Court's decision in the U.S. v. Windsor case.

The video also explores changes to the maximum amount of child support courts can order; enforceability by contempt of spousal maintenance; attorneys’ fee awards in divorce cases; and inclusion of companion or service animals in protective orders. Also included in the video is a discussion of the new law prohibiting anyone convicted of sexual assault of a child from being appointed as guardian for minors, and a change in the Texas Penal Code mandating a sentence of life without parole for a second conviction for a sexually violent offense.

“There are a number of updates that went into effect this year that will be central to countless Family Law decisions across the state. Through this video, the Texas Center for the Judiciary is working to make sure that the state’s judges are aware of the updates and their application to the Texas Family Code,” says Mr. Orsinger, a longtime member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee and head of the San Antonio office of Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, L.L.P.

One of the most honored and respected Family Law attorneys in Texas, Mr. Orsinger recently earned his 11th consecutive selection to the exclusive Texas Super Lawyers list, where he consistently is recognized among the Top 10 lawyers in Texas and the Top 50 lawyers in Central and West Texas. He also has been named among the leading Family Law attorneys in the country every year since 1987 and among the top Appellate Law attorneys since 2007 in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Orsinger holds dual certification in both Family Law and Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

With offices in Dallas and San Antonio, Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson, L.L.P., is one of the largest firms in Texas specializing solely in Family Law. Each of the firm's name partners is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and all partners are members of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. All partners are Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with Mr. Orsinger holding additional certification in Civil Appellate Law.

For more information about Mr. Orsinger or the Family Law Update for 2013 video, please visit or contact Rhonda Reddick at 214-559-4630 or






Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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