Divorce happens when a couple grows apart and as a result divorce is the only option. One of the first questions that I am often asked is how much will this divorce cost? The most common answer is that “it depends”, which isn’t a very satisfactory answer for the client or for us as attorneys. The reality is that it depends on you as the client. If you plan to fight all the way to the … [Read more...] about Controlling Divorce Costs
Envision a scenario involving a trip to the grocery store without a shopping list. You have five things you need when you go in. But as you walk around the store you are reminded of other things that you need or you have a few impulse buys. You were anticipating only spending $35 on a few things, but you walk out having spent $160 because you bought all kinds of things that you didn’t … [Read more...] about Divorcing Without a Shopping List
On March 24, 2020, in Misc. Docket No. 20-9050, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order (“Seventh Emergency Order regarding The Covid-19 State of Disaster) to clarify periods of possession for parents/conservators which applies to all possession schedules in Texas Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (which are included as well in Final Decrees of Divorce which include orders for … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Possession Period Clarification: Supreme Court of Texas
On March 17, 2020, in Misc. Docket No. 20-9043, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order to clarify spring break periods of possession for calendar year 2020 which applies to all possession schedules in Texas Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (which are included as well in Final Decrees of Divorce which include orders for minor children). This emergency order provides, that to … [Read more...] about Spring Break 2020 Possession Period Clarification: Supreme Court of Texas
Second only to the death of a spouse, divorce is the most stressful and emotionally painful of the many life experience experiences you may encounter. Divorce brings on a number of emotional losses: of companionship, security, love, as well as the long intended plan of growing old together. If your spouse initiated the divorce, chances are that they experienced many strong emotions and … [Read more...] about Emotional Rescue for Divorce Part 1: Loss
Are you ready to get divorced? If you’re unhappy and think you’re ready to call it quits, answer the following five questions: Dr. Phil’s Divorce Readiness Test: Have you done everything you can to save and rehabilitate your marriage?Do you have unfinished emotional business?Have you researched, planned, and prepared yourself legally for divorce?Are you ready to adopt a new standard of … [Read more...] about Calling It Quits: Are You Ready for Divorce?
While going through a separation or a divorce, many couples focus on the major school breaks and holidays. Many times, however, it is those smaller, “lesser” holidays that can also bring on disagreements and disputes. If these “lesser” holidays were important to your children before, they will continue to be so after you separate and/or divorce. Planning ahead can help your … [Read more...] about Halloween: A Scarier Holiday Now With Your Soon-To-Be Ex?