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 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?
During divorce cases, we hear a lot of strong feelings from our clients regarding answering discovery requests. The feelings expressed are not positive ones and some include explicit language we can't repeat here. Well, we understand that. Answering discovery requires a lot of organization, searching for information, and TIME. Yes, it surely does. "I don't have time for this", our clients … [Read more...] about Why do I have to deal with this Annoying Discovery?
"Temporary Orders" in a divorce case are court orders which are in effect until the final decree is entered. They are temporary because they do not, and are not intended to deal with all the situations that will arise in the future. They are a short-term solution to keep things stable while the divorce is proceeding. The "Final Decree" is a document that will be created when the divorce case … [Read more...] about Anxious About Missing Provisions in Your Temporary Orders?
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
Divorce is hard on everyone, especially pets. Here are some things to consider if you are divorcing and have one or more pets: Pets can suffer greatly (and silently) when family life is upset. They can't tell you what's wrong so be aware of any changes in behavior. Talk to your vet when indicated. Keep pets safe. Animal cruelty is illegal, period. Threatening or hurting a pet is a form … [Read more...] about Divorce is Hard on Pets – Don’t Forget About Them
Can you? Yes. But should you? Probably not. At least not without some preparation. Here are some things you should know if you are thinking about buying a house before your divorce is final. Texas is a community property state. There is not a "legal separation" in Texas. So, you can't just assume that you are "on your own" and the new home will be your separate property. When a … [Read more...] about Can you buy a House While you are Going through a Divorce in Texas?