After you have filed for divorce, your attorney will receive a timetable from the court. This is called a "Scheduling Order". It will show the time available to complete each phase of the case. In Texas, the Scheduling Order will also include a deadline to complete mediation. When you Need to Find a Mediator When the judge orders you to go to mediation in your contested divorce or … [Read more...] about The Importance of Choosing the Right Mediator
The attorney client privilege protects client information that is given from client to his/her attorney in confidence to get. The attorney usually does not have to, and cannot ethically reveal it to others. This rule helps keep information flowing freely so that the attorney can give thoughtful, thorough legal advice to the client, and the client can speak freely, unafraid. Attorneys are … [Read more...] about What is Attorney- Client Privilege?
And just what is a SAPCR, anyway? Divorce cases and SAPCR (pronounced "SAP- sir") cases are similar. A SAPCR is, and a divorce can be, about legal rights related to children. What does it stand for? SAPCR stands for "suit affecting the parent-child relationship". When is a case called "SAPCR? When there is not a divorce pending, but someone needs court direction about … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between a Divorce Case and a SAPCR Case?
Postnuptial Agreements ("postnups") aren't as well known as Prenuptial Agreements. But they can be helpful in the right situation! What is a Texas Postnuptial Agreement? A postnuptial agreement is a formal document that is used by a married couple to outline financial responsibilities between them. It can confirm who owns which assets and specify how assets will be split in case of … [Read more...] about When to Consider a Postnuptial Agreement
What exactly is estate planning? Is it the same thing as making a will? How does a person decide if and when to contact an estate planning attorney? How does "estate planning" differ from "making a will"? They are related. Actually "making a will" is one part of estate planning. Estate planning for an individual or couple can include a lot more than just making a will and should … [Read more...] about What Exactly is Estate Planning?
While staying home, cleaning and organizing, find your Last Will and Testament and review it. Why This is a Good Time Some of us who are now working from home more are cleaning closets and drawers. This is a good time to do it because cleaning usually results in donations. There are a lot of people who need a little extra help now. They will appreciate donations of food, clothing, … [Read more...] about Clean Your House, Review Your Will
Divorce is hard. Knowing how to divide complicated financial assets can be overwhelming. It is important to have the support and guidance that you need. What is a "High End Divorce"? A disputed or contested divorce with various high value assets which must be evaluated and divided is known as high end divorce. What factors make this type of divorce more complicated? … [Read more...] about High End Divorce
Involved in a Texas family law or other Texas civil case and wondering if you really have to go to mediation? Have a problem scheduling or attending? Learn more about the process and how to solve some common problems. Types of cases If you are involved in a Texas family law case or other Texas civil case, your attorney may have told you that you are going to need to attend mediation. And … [Read more...] about Mediation – Do I Have to? Solving Common Problems Related to Mediation