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3 Unique Child Support Situations

By | 2017-01-18T18:00:49+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Child Support / Child Custody|

3 Unique Child Support Situations When people reach agreements in divorce, they are able to customize certain parts of their case.  One of the areas we most commonly tailor for clients is parenting time or their possession schedule.  When that happens and the agreed possession schedule differs from Standard Possession, you may wonder what happens [...]

Summer Parenting in Texas

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:35+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Family Law, Family Life|

Summer Possession Options in Texas Summer time can be a challenge or an opportunity.  In a Texas divorce, the Family Code possession schedule has one type of schedule for the school year and includes longer periods of time with each parent for the summer.  And, if the schedule the Family Code contains doesn’t look like [...]

3 Tips to Simplify Divorce

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:35+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Divorce, Divorce|

3 Ways to Simplify Your Divorce   Learn – Simplify Your Divorce When you have decided that divorce is the solution to your situation it is time to begin working.  It is time to find out as much information about your marital estate, your separate estate if you have one, any and all debts, your [...]

Uncontested Divorce

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:36+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Divorce, Family Law|

Uncontested Divorce We get a lot of calls in the office from people who tell us they have an uncontested divorce.  Truth is, they don’t all have uncontested divorces, for lots of different reasons that we’re not going to go into today.  But that brings me to this question -what is an uncontested divorce?  And, [...]

Am I Married?

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:36+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Blog, Divorce|

    Am I Married? Divorce questions are the most frequent questions we get at the office.  They range from ‘how do I get started’ to ‘what will it look like when we’re done’ and everything in between.  And, sometimes the divorce question isn’t really about divorce, but it is the first question that needs [...]

Divorce Basics – Step by Step

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:36+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Divorce|

Divorce Basics – Step by Step   Divorce isn’t easy, but knowing more about divorce basics and the process can make it easier to understand.  I try to give my clients a good amount of information to help them throughout the divorce process but not overload them.  I give it to them from the beginning [...]

Dividing Property

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:37+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Divorce|

  Everything will be divided 50/50, right? One of the questions that I hear a lot, both in the office and in casual conversations is about dividing property in a divorce.  When people are talking about divorce the question ‘how is everything going to be divided 50/50?' always seems to get asked.  The answer to that [...]

Summer and Spring Break

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:37+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

  Tips for Summer and Spring Break Summer and spring break go hand-in-hand.  Spring break is here or almost here for almost everyone in North Texas.  We will have to change our clocks soon because 'Spring Forward' is almost here. And that means that, believe it or not, summer is almost here.  And, for divorce [...]

Denton County District Court Dress Code

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:37+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Dress Code Not Optional Everywhere we go everyday has a dress code whether it is casual or formal.  A tuxedo doesn't work at the water park and swim trunks don't work at a construction site.  The Denton County District Court dress code just became published for all attending court on February 22, 2016.  The memorandum [...]

2015 Denton County Standing Order

By | 2017-01-18T17:42:06+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

  *Update: Effective, January 20, 2017, there is a new Denton County Standing Order.  See this post: Denton County Standing Order 2017 and find the new Order here. 2015 Denton County Standing Order  – Updates In some counties in North Texas, when a new divorce or family law case is filed, there is already an order [...]