Co-Parenting: How Tough is it?

If you are getting a divorce and you have children you have probably already discussed co-parenting with your spouse and your attorney. Co-parenting is sometimes looked upon with uneasiness or even fear for the following reasons: Anticipation that there will be too much control by the other parent. Fear that…

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The 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”).   This was the first comprehensive law to protect the civil rights of Americans with Disabilities. We are now used to seeing wheelchair ramps, handicapped parking spaces and telephone or ATM options for people with disabilities.…

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Why is My Case Taking This Long?

You’ve heard about it or experienced it, impatience in waiting for a case to be completed.   If you are anxious to get things over with, it can feel like a case is going on forever, especially if you believe that your case is “simple” or “agreed”. Here is a…

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Mediation Isn’t Just for Big Cases Anymore!

Mediation as a method of alternative dispute resolution has steadily grown in popularity and use since the 1980s. Most people are familiar with the idea of court-ordered mediation for civil and family law cases.   But many people don’t know these facts about mediation; If you have a dispute with…

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The Americans With Disabilities Act – A Quick Summary of Where to Find Information

The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) is an important civil rights law. If you have not been involved directly with the law in any way, you may be uncertain about what it is. Even if you have had reason to use or refer to this law, you may want…

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Can you file for a Texas Divorce if you are not a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Resident?

  If you have been living in Texas regularly and need to file for divorce, you may be hesitant if you are not a U.S. legal resident or citizen.  There are numerous people who live in the US via a work visa, business visa, other types of visa who want…

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How Anger Can Affect Your Case

If you are involved in a divorce, business case or other legal problem, you’ll want to do everything that you can to have the best possible outcome. Choosing a good attorney is important, as is communicating with your lawyer and keeping your facts and evidence organized. But one factor that…

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Ways to Handle Divorce are Still Evolving

The pre- 1970 divorce process in the United States was very different from the divorce process today. In the old days, “fault” divorce dictated that divorcing parties have grounds for divorce, which lead to to couples accusing each other publicly of moral turpitude and misconduct, sometimes with no basis in…

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Served with a Lawsuit or Hearing Notice? Act Now!

If you have been served with a lawsuit or hearing notice from a Texas Court you should not wait to act.   Procrastinating can cause you to lose the case and have a judgment entered against you. Here are some reasons that people put off answering the suit, and what…

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Is Collaborative Law for You?

If you are thinking of getting a divorce you should be aware of all your options. In Texas, you do have the option of entering into a collaborative law agreement at the beginning of your divorce process. Here are some facts about Texas collaborative divorce law: Each party has his…

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