Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español. Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. Even things that we take for granted have to be thought through carefully. Our office has had inquiries from concerned parents about how to handle child visitation during covid-19. Understand that whatever court orders you have now are still in effect. This includes custody and visitation … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #18: Child Visitation During Covid-19
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
If you are the parent who usually takes your child to the doctor, you are probably the one who most often pays the co-pays and deductibles. Even if your divorce or paternity decree states that you are entitled to reimbursement from the other parent, you may find it difficult to actually get that reimbursement. Here are the most important things to remember to help you recover the money … [Read more...] about Getting Medical Reimbursement for Your Child’s Medical Expenses
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?
If you are getting a divorce in Texas and you have children, you may want to take a trip with your children during the time the divorce is pending. Are you allowed to do it? Well, the first question to ask yourself is whether you are under any court orders. If so, then check them to see if you have any travel restrictions. Be aware that just because you haven't actually been to court … [Read more...] about Can I Travel With My Children While Getting a Divorce?
Here is a piece of legal advice for free that can save you a lot of money and hassles in the future. If you no longer own it, get it out of your name!This applies to a home, other piece of real property, auto, boat, or anything else that is "titled" or "deeded" to an owner. You may be tempted to think, "Let the new owner handle the transfer. It isn't my problem anymore." Whether you sold a car or … [Read more...] about If You No Longer Own it… Sign it Over
Sometimes a divorce is finalized but the family home is not sold immediately. The reasons for this can vary; the couple wants the home to be maintained for the children, the home is not ready for sale, or the real estate market in the area is changing and the couple is waiting for the optimal time to sell. In these cases, the divorce decree should provide specific terms as to who gets what, … [Read more...] about Ex-Spouse Won’t Cooperate in House Sale
If you have children and are under court orders regarding visitation and holiday visitation make sure to check your decree in advance to avoid problems over the holidays. Look at the decree under holiday visitation and use a calendar to determine who gets visitation and when. Look and see what kind of notice you need to give your ex in case of changing plans. Your Texas decree … [Read more...] about Visitation Issues Can Arise During the Holidays