Some legal situations have a clear start, and a clear finish. For instance, a deal is proposed between two people, negotiations happen, a contract is drawn up, then revised, then signed. The deal proceeds and the event is concluded. Everyone goes on with their lives. A good example of this is a home purchase. Closing occurs, money exchanges hands, new deeds are filed. The new people move in. … [Read more...] about I no Longer Represent You….
Seeing someone that you care about in pain is not easy, especially when there is nothing that you can do to help the situation. Different people react differently to divorce. Few people feel complete and unmitigated joy (although there are some). More often, the emotional affects of divorce range from upsetting to devastating. If you are close to someone who is going through a divorce, you may not … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Friend who is Going Through a Divorce
There is a lot of confusion about the term "uncontested divorce". "Uncontested divorce" is sometimes used to mean "a divorce that has an agreement at the end of it, rather than a trial". In that sense, it is used to mean a "cooperative divorce". However, just because there isn't a trial, that does not mean that the divorce is uncontested. "Uncontested divorce" can also be used by some … [Read more...] about Uncontested Divorce… or Not?
If you are in the process of a divorce, you may have specific Temporary Orders in place that are the result of a court hearing or mediation. You likely have "Standing Orders" in place that automatically apply to every divorce filed in your Texas county. Regardless, spouses are not to harass each other during a divorce. This includes harassing and threatening each other in voice mails, texts, … [Read more...] about Harassment Prohibited by Court During a Divorce
If you are a divorced or divorcing parent who is under the authority of a court and wish to relocate with your child, you may find that you are facing more than you bargained for. Prior to accepting that new job in another state (or before considering a move outside your child's school district), you should: Read your divorce decree or other court orders about visitation and custody to see … [Read more...] about Parent Seeking Relocation to Another State With Child
WELL... I say it every year and I'm going to say it again! It is time to review your visitation orders and think about your holiday schedule! A lot of conflict can be prevented by reviewing your plans in advance. Make sure that your court orders really say what you think they say. From mid-October through January 2nd, the calendar is chock full of celebrations, holidays, parties, religious … [Read more...] about Here come the Holidays… Review your Visitation Orders!!
"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 like a legal fight. Divorce, custody fights, business break ups, property disputes- these are … [Read more...] about Before you Embark on a Journey of Revenge…
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 erupts. For instance, know how to get out of the way of anything that could be used as a … [Read more...] about Living in an Abusive Situation- Making a Personal Safety Plan