During partial and complete shutdowns, it is often difficult to know what is going on at any particular time. Be aware that if you need a restraining order or protective order in Texas, you can still file to request one from the court. How the courts are operating varies by Texas county, and also by the particular court. But, rest assured, there are provisions in place to deal with … [Read more...] about Even if the Courts Are Closed You Can Still File for a Protective Order
Getting Ready for your Virtual Meeting, Mediation or Hearing
If you have a meeting, hearing, or mediation set for video conferencing, it is important to get ready in advance of the meeting. Most Likely to be Used There are many different ways to have the conference, but in the legal field the most common for virtual meetings are Zoom and Cisco Webex. We usually use Zoom at our firm, but have backup options. Other available software Other … [Read more...] about Getting Ready for your Virtual Meeting, Mediation or Hearing
Frustration, Despair and Change
When you are struggling with an important decision, like whether or not to divorce, close your business or sell your home, you need facts to help you make informed decisions. If you are facing a crisis in your personal life at this time you are not alone. Current events are overwhelming enough, but when you are also experiencing personal turmoil you have a heavy load to bear. Deep seated … [Read more...] about Frustration, Despair and Change
Unemployed and Can’t Pay Child Support?
Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español If you are unemployed or laid off and can't pay child support, you have options. What you should know Here is what you should know if you are unemployed and can't pay child support. Even with a worldwide pandemic and current unemployment, your court orders are still in effect. And will stay that way until they are completed, or a … [Read more...] about Unemployed and Can’t Pay Child Support?
What if you Don’t Feel Safe Going Back to Work? How does it Affect Unemployment Benefits?
As of today, here is what the Texas Workforce Commission has to say on this subject: Page link here. Please make sure to check the TWC site directly (rather than this blog), before making any important decisions on this subject. This situation continues to change and is valid as of the time of posting this blog. An excerpt From the Texas Workforce Commission website as of May 15, 2020: … [Read more...] about What if you Don’t Feel Safe Going Back to Work? How does it Affect Unemployment Benefits?
19 Tips & Answers for Dealing with Covid-19
Each one of these tips has a complete blog on our site with more details and explanations. This list will help you choose which posts are relevant to you! Click on the link to go there. Here is our list: 1. Get a Power of Attorney legally naming someone to help you temporarily with your minor child, elder adult loved one, or person with a disability who depends on you. This will allow legal … [Read more...] about 19 Tips & Answers for Dealing with Covid-19
Covid-19 Consejo # 19: ¿Es posible proceder con un divorcio durante Covid-19?
Si se ha dado cuenta de que necesita un divorcio, es posible que se pregunte si el caso puede continuar mientras Covid-19 está en crisis. La respuesta es sí." Cosas que deben hacerse antes de la presentación de su caso ante la corte En primer lugar, comprenda que hay cosas que deben hacerse antes de la presentación real de los documentos con el Secretario del Distrito, o poco después de que … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Consejo # 19: ¿Es posible proceder con un divorcio durante Covid-19?
Covid-19 Tip # 19: It is Possible to Proceed With a Divorce During Covid-19?
(Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español.) If you have come to the realization that you need a divorce you may be wondering if the case can proceed while everything is in turmoil from Covid-19. The answer is "yes." Things to be done prior to filing First, of all, understand that there are things that need to be done prior to the actual filing of the papers with the District … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 19: It is Possible to Proceed With a Divorce During Covid-19?