Years ago, divorces were all handled pretty much the same way. A divorce may have been contentious or amicable, but the legal procedures didn't vary too much. Now, there are choices. These choices allow for greater flexibility in choosing the amount of money spent, the amount of time spent, the emotional energy required, and the type/level of analysis of the assets and debts of the couple. … [Read more...] about The 4 Ways to Divorce
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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!!
Texas Law provides for binding mediated settlement agreements in family law cases. The purpose of this is to encourage Alternative Dispute Resolution. (settlement of a case by a method other than going to trial. Mediation and Arbitration are two methods of alternative dispute resolution). If you go to a family law mediation you may reach an agreement and be asked to sign a Mediated Settlement … [Read more...] about Binding Mediated Settlement Agreements in Texas Family Law and Child Safety