Recent Family Court Actions On Child Visitation With COVID-19

If you’re one of the many Americans whose job and family life has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and have shared child custody, you may be wondering how the recent stay-at-home orders in Texas affect your child custody orders.

Naturally, keeping your child safe during this scary and stressful […]

A Family Lawyer’s Survival Guide for the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Pandemic

You can’t say we didn’t see this coming.  For over two months, we’ve watched as this mysterious Coronavirus has spread across, China, Italy, all of Europe and now North Texas.  Given the situation, our Tarrant county family courts aren’t giving into fear, rather they are making a reasoned decision to “flatten the curve” as the […]

7 Super Divorce Hacks for 2020

For everything there is a season… even divorce.  Statistics show the season of uncoupling begins about the time you take that last sip of Cold Duck on Valentine’s and ends when your pansies swoon in the heat of late spring. Googling online divorce help is like riding your bike without a helmet or buying your […]

The Divorce Quick Start

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 […]

How can you think when you’re losing your mind?

Life’s most important decisions are always made during the worst of times.  A crisis never knocks before entering.  Many times you don’t see a divorce or change in relationship status coming. Here’s one of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes:   “Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and […]

Lessons from the Woodshed: How to Testify in Divorce Court

Fort Worth Attorney, Greg Housewirth

I’ve seen some pretty slick lawyers in my day. Polished, glib, and oh so charming, they run interference for their clients, putting lipstick on the proverbial pig.   It’s times like these I wonder if the client presents as well in court as their lawyer, so I call their bluff. When a divorce lawyer marches […]

Catch and Release: The New World of CPS Investigation

Child on Playground

I can’t make this stuff up. Because Texas CPS has implemented what I call a “catch and release” policy when investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect, stories of CPS investigations like the one I’m going to share with you happen every day. Here goes. Jimmy goes fishing and gets caught in a CPS dragnet.  Our […]

Settle is Not a Four-Letter Word

SH Office Logo

Settle is a bad word in our individualistic, success-driven culture.  To settle is to fail.  If you google “never settle” you’ll see just how many companies have built their brand on our core belief that you should always strive for perfection, get exactly what you want, and never be satisfied with lesser alternatives. Now, let’s […]

How To Testify in Family Court

Witness in divorce trial swearing their oath

I’ve seen some pretty slick lawyers in my day.  Polished, glib, and oh so charming, they run interference for their clients, putting lipstick on the proverbial pig.   It’s times like these I wonder if the client presents as well in court as their lawyer, so I call their bluff. When a divorce lawyer marches […]

Children of Divorce During the Holidays

Parents going through a divorce with their child

Divorce affects children in many ways. The feelings of loss that accompany a divorce are heightened around the holidays, when kids are forced to adjust to life with only one parent at a time. With the holiday season approaching, there’s potential for stress and conflict over visitation schedules, but it is important that you put […]