You are under court orders and your child decides they are NOT going to visit their other parent? What is the best way to handle this situation? Your Responsibility If you are under orders from the court to make the child available for visitation, you could be found in contempt of court if your ex decides to take this to a judge. Remember, court orders are in effect until they expire, or … [Read more...] about What if My Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Visitation?
If you are thinking of filing for divorce, one of the things that you may be worried about is your spouse being served with the papers. The "how" and "when" of the service can be a real worry. There are different ways that your spouse can get the papers: It can be done by certified mail.It can be done with a process server.It can be done by a constable. You can give the papers to your … [Read more...] about Serving Your Spouse With Divorce Papers
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
(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?
This is already a difficult time for everyone. If you were having marital issues before this pandemic, the extra stress has probably not made things better. If you are thinking of divorce, you are in an especially difficult place. But, there are some things that you can do now, even if you need to stay-at-home with your spouse. Stay safe- Safety is always first. So, if confrontation or … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #13: What to do if you Need a Divorce During This Time
With the stay-at-home orders in place, there is an increase in domestic violence. This is true around the country. Specifically, in our own area, Houston Police Chief Acevedo stated on April 2nd that there is an increase in domestic assault, although some other types of crime in the area have decreased. Anyone can be the victim of domestic violence, no matter what their age or gender. In … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 10. Ask for Help if You are Experiencing Domestic Violence
If both spouses in a divorce agree on everything, it seems like it would be a great idea to be represented by the same attorney, right? Well, it isn't quite that simple. While both parties can have meetings and conferences with the same attorney, they can't both actually be represented by the same attorney. It would be a conflict of interest for one attorney to actually represent both … [Read more...] about Can the Same Attorney Represent both my Spouse and I in our Uncontested Divorce?
So, you've gone to mediation, signed the final divorce orders and the final divorce hearing is finished. You're done, right? Not necessarily. In almost all divorces, there are still a few pieces of paperwork that need to be done. It can be tempting to ignore pleas from your lawyer's office to review and sign paperwork. After all, you are probably emotionally tired and ready to move … [Read more...] about Completing Your Divorce- AFTER the Hearing