Living in an Abusive Situation- Making a Personal Safety Plan

If you (or someone that you know) is living in an explosive, abusive situation, a plan for personal safety is important. The Montgomery County Texas Sheriff Department has an excellent checklist that applies to various stages of the situation. First of all, it is important to know what to do if violence…

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How Your Attorney’s Paralegal Can Help You

Your attorney’s paralegal can help you in a variety of ways.  Learning how to effectively work with the law firm’s paralegal can help your case.    The paralegal is not there to be a barrier between you and your attorney, s/he is there as an important part of a professional team…

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Ways to Handle Divorce are Still Evolving

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…

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Thinking of a Separation? Here are some tips…

If you are thinking of separating from your spouse.. here are some things a Texas family law attorney wants you to know… There is no “legal separation” in Texas.  Here in Texas, you can’t file a family law case and ask to be granted a “legal separation”. You can, however,…

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Article on “Befriending your Ex” may be a helpful resource

“Divorce Magazine” offers an article on “Befriending your Ex” by Judith  Ruskay Rabinor, PhD. Although I know that some of you may be shaking your heads right now and thinking, “It will never work in my situation”, there are a few reasons why I think this article may still be worth a…

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Sio’s Family Law Tips… All About Parenting Class Requirements  

The Texas family code gives courts the specific authority to order  the parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship to take a parenting class.  (a divorce with children, custody/visitation case, and paternity case are all examples of suits which affect the parent-child relationship).  The parenting class requirement is found…

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