Every Texas divorce follows these steps from start to finish: Petition for Divorce — this is the document that opens your case at the courthouse. The legal document ranges from two to 20 pages in length, depending on the circumstances. Every petition will include the basics such as names of the parties and children, dates of […]
A divorce that includes a special needs child can be a more complicated undertaking than that of the standard arrangement that most other couples might have when facing a divorce with children involved.
Divorce lawyers who have counseled parents in these situations find that it involves much more detailed planning […]
“Just make them go away!”
This is the command I receive from many families enduring the constant prying, testing, and interrogation that goes on in any CPS investigation and here is my reply, “You can’t un-ring the bell.”
Once you and your family have caught the attention of a CPS […]
After struggling in an abusive marriage for seven years, Billy needed to break free from Allison and her explosive behavior.
Billy had an overwhelming concern – protecting his son Jason and making sure he was appointed primary joint managing conservator.
An Overwhelming Problem – Son Jason
Complicating the case was […]
A doctor (I’ll call her Joan) recently called me, concerned about pursuing a divorce from her husband who was also a physician and worried that a public and contentious divorce would expose her husband’s alcoholism and jeopardize his professional standing and even his medical license.
Both parties owned an interest […]
Ellen was a mother of two who moved with her husband from Massachusetts to Texas, hoping that the move would improve the marriage; however, things only got worse.
Problem – Isolation From Family Support Network
Now isolated from her family and support system back in Massachusetts, Ellen was entirely under […]
Whether it’s due to the way COVID-19 has changed life and schedules for many or some other concern, summertime is the prime time” that many requests for modifications to child custody agreements are made in Texas.
This is especially so when kids make complaints to one parent about the other […]
Because no divorce is the ever same and even simpler ones require critical forethought, it’s always recommended to consult with a divorce lawyer who can guide you in such planning.
It is the key to avoiding unexpected problems along the way that could delay the process or make finalizing a […]
If you’re paying child support under an existing Texas court order, you know these orders are strictly enforced and constantly monitored for violations by the Office of the Texas Attorney General and other local reporting agencies.
Texas doesn’t have a debtor’s prison, but you can go to jail if you […]
It is such an understatement to say that these are truly unprecedented times, yet here we are as a society, dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s changed life for millions including one particular group – the innocent victims of child abuse.
Strange and somewhat deceiving […]
Suddenly, the most routine events in our lives have become a challenge with every move requiring a risk-assessment.
If you share custody with another conservator under a Texas court order, you may have questions about the interplay between State and local emergency orders and your current child custody possession orders.