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Child Support Modification

By | 2017-01-25T20:55:01+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Divorce, Family Law|

Modifying Child Support Divorce Decrees are final orders.   However, that doesn’t mean that what is in there can never be changed.  Child support can be changed under certain circumstances.  And, effective in 2015, two specific ways the court may modify or change child support are included in divorce decrees. It is required to be included [...]

Denton County Standing Order 2017

By | 2017-01-18T17:35:56+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Divorce, Family Law|

DENTON COUNTY STANDING ORDER 2017 The Denton County District Court judges have approved a new version of the Denton County Standing Order.  The formal title is actually ‘Denton County Standing Order Regarding Children, Property and Conduct of the Parties’.  The Order is usually referenced as the ‘Standing Order’ or ‘Standing Orders’. New Denton County Standing [...]

New Year New You – Divorce?

By | 2017-01-11T20:28:27+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Blog, Divorce|

New Year, New You - Divorce?   I know we are all seeing this topic everywhere.  We are setting goals, resolutions and planning for 2017.  And, maybe you decided that now is the time and you need to get a divorce in the upcoming year.  If so, my advice might surprise you. Try Counseling Before [...]

Private Negotiations

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:31+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Divorce In the Media|

Private Negotiations “Private Negotiations” are being talked about all over the place including the supermarket magazine headlines. The good news is that you can use private negotiation methods in your divorce.  And, more good news for you, it probably won’t end up as a headline on a magazine at the store.  But, I digress.  Back [...]

Divorce & Media

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:31+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Divorce In the Media, In the Media|

Divorce & Media The Brangelina Breakup So, the divorce between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is going to happen and the Brangelina Breakup is news everywhere.  It’s sad news, but apparently it is news nonetheless today.  And, quite frankly, as difficult as divorce is, I can only imagine how difficult it is to see the [...]

Tips to Avoid a Lengthy Divorce

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:32+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Divorce, Jill O'Connell|

Tips to Avoid a Lengthy Divorce   A divorce can be completed in as quickly as 61 days from date of filing to completion.  For some people 61 days seems fast, and for others not fast enough.  But, either way, that is the quickest a standard divorce can be completed in Texas.  The reason it [...]

Agreed Divorce – How Does it Work

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:32+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Divorce|

  Agreed Divorce – How Does It Work? So, sometimes people ask me about agreed divorce as if it was an oxymoron – like jumbo shrimp. Yes, there can be an agreed divorce.  Here are a few facts to set the record straight. One lawyer? Yes and no.  Yes, an agreed divorce can be completed [...]

Property Agreements

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:32+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Blog, Divorce|

Property Agreements Separate property and marital property are two different types of property you may find out are involved in your estate in divorce.  Both types of property can be owned by one person- maybe one spouse or both will have some of each. This is why people may think about and talk about common [...]

Divorce Basics – Part 2

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:32+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Blog, Divorce|

  Divorce Basics, Part Two   What is a Rule 11 Agreement? A Rule 11 agreement is an agreement between the parties in the case about an issue or something else in the case that is written down, signed, and then filed in the case.  It is called a Rule 11 agreement because that is [...]