Denied Access to Your Child during Your Periods of Possession?

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…

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Your Minor Children and Naming a Trustee in Your Will

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…

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Before you Embark on a Journey of Revenge…

“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…

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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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Don’t Take the Bait!

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,…

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The “Why”, “When” and “How” of Having a Will

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…

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Binding Mediated Settlement Agreements in Texas Family Law and Child Safety

Texas Law provides for binding mediated settlement agreements in family law cases. The purpose of this is to encourage Alternative Dispute Resolution. (settlement of a case by a method other than going to trial. Mediation and Arbitration are two methods of alternative dispute resolution). If you go to a family law…

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Why Does my Divorce Decree Require me to Purchase Life Insurance?

Texas family law requires that divorces affecting children take “the best interests of the child” into account. Therefore, a divorce decree may require a parent to purchase and maintain life insurance in a particular amount for the benefit of the children.   Commonly, the parent who is paying child support…

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Why you shouldn’t wait until after the New Year to Start your Divorce

If you know that divorce is imminent, you may be tempted to wait until after the holidays.  In some cases, that is a wise decision.  However, waiting until January may not be the best decision in other situations. Here are some reasons why it may be best to go ahead…

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