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Fee Agreements

By | 2017-09-22T15:36:40+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Fee Agreements Hourly Rates, Flat Rates, Fixed Fees   Fee Agreements Fixed fee, flat fee, value billing, hourly rates, retainer, advanced fees.  What do all these things have in common? They are all ways to pay for legal work. They are all things you might talk about with a family lawyer if you want to [...]

(sub)urban myths

By | 2017-02-24T19:40:11+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Jill O'Connell|

(sub)urban myths (sub)urban myths about family law, marriage and divorce We’ve all heard wives’ tales, tall tales and fables.  These are my office version of those types of stories for family law, marriage and divorce.  They are the questions I’m asked at parties and bbqs when people are pretty sure their favorite tv show or [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Travel after Divorce

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:33+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Family Life|

Traveling after Divorce During divorce there are usually temporary orders in place or in Denton County at the very least there are the Standing Orders.  Those orders apply while the divorce is going on – while it’s pending. Traveling and spending long periods of time with your kids doesn’t have to come to an end [...]

3 Reasons to Ask Divorce Questions

By | 2016-10-30T04:34:34+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Blog, Divorce|

3 Reasons to Ask Divorce Questions   I was reading an article recently that really made an impression on me.  The writer was talking about the fear of asking questions.  He talked about how it affects us when we are in a public setting but also in just about any situation.  And, I think his [...]

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 [...]