Family Law

Home/Family Law

Moving After Your Divorce

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:42+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Moving After Your Divorce In a divorce with children in Denton County, it is standard for the judge to include a residency restriction when the parents are joint managing conservators and both parents are currently living in the area.  A residence restriction usually tells the parent who is the primary conservator of the children is [...]

Life Goes on During Divorce, too

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:42+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Family Life|

A Lawyer's Thoughts on Life During Divorce What is going to happen to your life during divorce? As a lawyer who deals with families in crisis on most days of the week, there are some things that I tell my clients and those I consult with that have nothing to do with legal issues.  When my clients [...]

How to Act in Court

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:42+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

  How to Act in Court You need to know how to act in court when it time for your trial or hearing.  It will make a difference in the outcome of your proceeding whether you are in front of a judge or jury.  Knowing how to act in court will help you and your [...]

5 People You Will See at the Courthouse

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:43+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Your first court appearance may make you nervous or anxious.  This may be your first time in a courthouse or appearing in court and that is understandable.  Your perception of appearing in court will likely be through television and movies and it will probably not be exactly how your day goes.  In Denton County, the [...]

Do I Need to See a Family Lawyer?

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:44+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Do I Need to See a Family Lawyer? How do you know if it is time to see a family lawyer after your divorce?  Is it the first thing you should do, or should you think about other options also?  What to do and what direction you should go are tough questions after divorce.  How [...]

2015 Goals

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:45+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

2015 Goals - Yes or No? Now that the New Year adrenaline has worn off I like to take a ‘voice of reason’ approach to drastic changes, decisions and goals for the upcoming New Year with new clients, my current family law and divorce clients. Is Divorce a Goal or Resolution? Divorce isn’t really a [...]

Name Change in Divorce

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:46+00:00 August 9th, 2014|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Family Life|

Name Change in Divorce Do You Need a Fresh Start? Everybody knows you can change your name in divorce.  Through the years, I’ve talked over the idea of changing their last name with many clients.  There have been reasons clients chose to make the change and there have been reasons not to change their name. [...]

Divorce Lawyer’s Perspective

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:46+00:00 July 30th, 2014|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Divorce Lawyer's Perspective   What Not to Expect from your Divorce Lawyer There are times that being a family law attorney is tough.  For instance, those pesky things that the Judge can’t do anything about are often the hardest.  But, apart from the unusually difficult cases, there are some things that you shouldn’t expect your [...]

Relocating After Divorce

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:47+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Jill O'Connell|

Relocating After Divorce Relocating after a divorce is often necessary, sometimes chosen and even sometimes mandatory.  Relocating is almost always discussed during a divorce under one circumstance or another.  What isn’t always discussed is what happens if a parent has to relocate after divorce out of the area of geographic restricted area. Primary Parent If [...]