Jessica Renee Castilleja Dunn

Jessica Renee Castilleja Dunn

Castilleja Law, PLLC
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Personal Injury
  • Texas
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Summary

Jessica Castilleja Dunn is a general practitioner lawyer currently serving Central Texas, but her roots stretch to the Rio Grande Valley where she first nurtured a passion for justice. Growing up in a unique and diverse culture offered Jessica experiences that today have shaped her approach and perspective to help serve her clients.

As a former Policy Advisor in the Texas Legislature, Jessica's legal practice has been built on a foundation of experience working on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from animal welfare to criminal justice. Her later experience working with a non-profit organization promoting basic worker's safety and dignity issues has further cemented the establishment of her law practice.

Jessica highly values the importance of effective communication skills, which she emphasizes to help clients maneuver through the legal issues that affect their lives.

Austin is where Jessica, her husband, and three sons call home. She lives her life according to her grandmother's word that echo always in her mind, "Do it con ganas, mija."

Practice Areas
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24107729
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Professional Experience
Owner and Attorney
Castilleja Law, PLLC
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Education
St. Mary's University School of Law
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Professional Associations
Texas Bar College
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State Bar of Texas  # 24107729
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2 Questions Answered

Q. I have every other weekend possession of my children and my weekend was at the start of spring break.
A: This really depends on how the possession and access schedule is written in your court order. If you have every other weekend possession of your children, you may have a modified possession and access schedule. Under the Standard Possession Order (SPO), if you live within 100 miles of the other parent, the non-custodial parent has the right to possession: * 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of every month * Thursday evenings during the school year, *alternating holidays, and *an extended period of time (30 days) during summer vacation. Under the SPO, Spring Break is usually alternated. Take a look at the order and see if special provisions were written that deal with spring break and the weekends before and after spring break. You may consider consulting with an attorney in your area as well.
Q. What can I say to the opposing party if I don’t want to provide my personal information in a custody battle?
A: What the opposing attorney has sent you is known as discovery. You must respond with your answers and/or objections within 30 days of being served the discovery. If not, the opposing attorney can ask for sanctions against you from the court. Discovery can be tricky and there are different rules that apply to each type of discovery. Those rules can be found in the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. A judge can order that you turn over this information to the opposing side. Moreover, under the Texas Family Code, you are required to provide your social security number, driver's license number, current residence address, mailing address, employer's name, employer's mailing address, and work telephone number for the final order. There is information on Texas Law Help regarding discovery, but I do not suggest attempting to do this on your own. You should consult with an attorney in your area as soon as possible.
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Castilleja Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 151962
Austin, TX 78715
Telephone: (512) 672-6568
Monday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We are a 100% virtual law office. All appointments are via telephone or videoconference.