Going through a divorce is stressful, exhausting and emotional, no doubt about it. While this is happening to you, it can be easy to "slip up" and say or do things that you wouldn't ordinarily do. For example, say things in front of the kids that you wouldn't ordinarily say. But a little extra awareness on your part can go a long way towards helping your kids get through this difficult … [Read more...] about What Not to do in Front of Your Kids
Being denied access to your children can be very discouraging. The hope that things will soon get better (and the fear of making things worse) may keep you from taking any action at all. But if you are not keeping accurate records of the denials, then this important evidence can be lost. If you are being denied access to your children then it is very important that you keep accurate … [Read more...] about Denied Access to Your Child during Your Periods of Possession?
Most parents of minor children know that they need to have a current Texas will. But not everyone understands how important it is to name a Trustee to take care of financial matters and how doing so can decrease the time and money spent in legal fees and court time later on. Naming a person whom you trust to be the Trustee of your minor children's finances is crucially important. This … [Read more...] about Your Minor Children and Naming a Trustee in Your Will
Your ex shows up to pick up your child for visitation and is obviously impaired by drugs or alcohol. You are convinced of the danger of sending your child in a vehicle with someone who can barely remain on two feet. But you think about the court orders in place. Now you feel that you are between a rock and a hard place. Let them go = risk to safety. Keep them home = risk that you are … [Read more...] about Just say…No, right?
"Revenge is sweet" according to a popular expression. However, Confucius warned, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." While the idea of revenge may feel satisfying, there is no doubt that it takes a toll on both parties. There is nothing that gets strong emotions going like a legal fight. Divorce, custody fights, business break ups, property disputes- these are … [Read more...] about Before you Embark on a Journey of Revenge…
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?
If you are involved in any type of legal dispute it is important to keep your thinking and behavior independent from your opponent's thinking and behavior.If you get upset and show your worst side, you'd better believe that it can come back to bite you.Displaying your uncontrolled rage in person, by text, by voice mail, or online can really harm your case.Always "take the high road". Hang up. Walk … [Read more...] about Don’t Take the Bait!
The laws governing wills vary state by state. When a person dies without a will, state law will determine who gets the property. This can result in unhappy surprises for the surviving family, especially in a step family situation. If you do not decide how you would like your property to be distributed and put this into writing it will be decided for you! So it is very important to be sure … [Read more...] about The “Why”, “When” and “How” of Having a Will