Divorce vs. Graduation: Don’t Let Legal Battles Interfere with Your Child’s Enjoyment of Graduation!

As we near graduation season, some might wonder how they can bear to be around the person they are divorcing or divorced from.  Don’t let legal squabbles spoil this important milestone for your child. Now is an important time to draw your graduating children a little closer. Things are coming…

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Coaching a Child in a Contested Custody Case

Contested custody cases are very very difficult on everyone.   A caring parent wants to protect the child and wants the end result of the case to be in the child’s best interest. But the desire to win will be strong and there may also be a desire to retaliate against…

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The Benefits of Being Bilingual

We here at the Kalish Law Office are well aware of the wonderful benefits of being bilingual. With a majority of the staff being both Spanish and English speakers, we cater to a wider variety of clients. In this globally connected era, it’s important to be able to connect with…

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Your Court Proceedings After Harvey

If you were involved in any type of court proceeding at the time that Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, you probably have already noticed that delays were created in Houston and in surrounding counties.   Flooding occurred at some of the Houston courthouses.  Staffing at the Courthouses, county offices and private law…

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Should I Sign This?

We get a lot of inquiries from potential clients wondering if they should sign a document.   The most common documents in question are “Waivers of citation”, Final Divorce Decrees, Settlement offers, Paperwork in Attorney General Child Support Cases, leases, modifications of contracts and sales agreements. First of all, if…

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Mediation vs Arbitration: What You Need To Know

Court is not the only way to solve legal disputes and it certainly isn’t the cheapest. Two options outside of the courthouse are mediation and arbitration. In lieu of a judge, mediation uses an impartial guide or facilitator to help both parties come to an agreement. Though it is often…

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How Your Culture Affects Your Divorce

Marriage and divorce statistics vary by ethnic culture. Your “culture” can also be your religion, workplace, family, neighborhood, or group of close friends. Not surprisingly, many cultural groups disapprove of divorce.  Some may even blame both participants, no matter what the circumstances.  If you are in a culture that frowns…

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Local Attorney Comfort Level is a Plus

Having an attorney who is familiar with the county where your case will be filed has its advantages. There are benefits to having a lawyer who is comfortable with the procedures in your specific court. Comfort that comes from knowing what the judges and the court staff expect. This can…

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Probate Guidelines in Texas

I enjoy sharing information with our readers to help them navigate the confusing legal process. Harris County, Texas has some excellent information about probate on their “helpful guidelines” page . This information can help you understand what to look for in a will, how property passes in the State of…

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