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 "I might do something wrong" (get visitation dates wrong, say the wrong thing … [Read more...] about Co-Parenting: How Tough is it?
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. But, 25 years ago, these everyday items were not common. The ADA has made … [Read more...] about The 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
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 list of some of the common things that (despite everyone's best efforts) take time, and why they happen: Delay: Waiting for … [Read more...] about Why is My Case Taking This Long?
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 another party, you can choose to hire an impartial mediator and go to mediation before … [Read more...] about Mediation Isn’t Just for Big Cases Anymore!
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 to have a handy summary of the basic points, and a list of links for more information. If you own a business, you should be familiar with the … [Read more...] about The Americans With Disabilities Act – A Quick Summary of Where to Find Information
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 to proceed with a divorce but they fear that the United States cannot grant them a divorce. You are still allowed to file as long as you meet … [Read more...] about Can you file for a Texas Divorce if you are not a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Resident?
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 many people underestimate is the damage that unresolved (or unrestrained) anger can do to their … [Read more...] about How Anger Can Affect Your Case
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 fact. Children also suffered greatly, and any possibility of a civil relationship … [Read more...] about Ways to Handle Divorce are Still Evolving