ARTHUR F. PRESTON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE ARTHUR F. PRESTON TRUST UTA DATED MARTCH 1, 1988, Appellant
STEPHANIE ANN PRESTON, Appellee
On Appeal from the 284th District Court Montgomery County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 11-11-12525 CV.
On December 12, 2013, the parties filed a joint motion to abate the appeal to permit the parties to effectuate a settlement. The motion is granted. Accordingly, we issue the following order.
The court ORDERS the appeal abated until March 14, 2014. The appellate deadlines in this case are suspended until the abatement period has ended.
If the parties are successful in their settlement negotiations, the court ORDERS the parties to file a motion to dismiss the appeal, other dispositive motion, or a motion for additional time to file the dispositive motion, within ten days from the conclusion of the abatement period. If no settlement agreement is reached, appellant shall file his brief at the end of the abatement period.
The appeal is ABATED, treated as a closed case, and removed from this court's active docket until March 14, 2014, at which time the appeal will be reinstated. The court will also consider an appropriate motion to reinstate the appeal filed by any party. Any party may also file a motion to dismiss the appeal or other dispositive motion at any ...