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Calculating Child Support

By |2018-12-06T21:05:59+00:00December 6th, 2018|Blog, Child Support / Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law|

Calculating Child Support Texas Child Support Child support might be feared, anticipated, calculated and discussed in your divorce and in the years after your divorce – depending on who you are.  Are you the paying parent?  Are you the receiving parent?  This post is designed to give you a starting point for understanding how your [...]

Divorced Parents & Holidays

By |2018-12-03T19:59:45+00:00November 21st, 2018|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Family Life|

  When you’re a divorced parent, you are a parent first.  The divorce means that you are going to be divorced parents working through the holidays together.  Here are 5 of the tips I give in my office for holidays after divorce. 1) Finish your Divorce Strong My first tip for you whether you’re a [...]

Divorce Trial – Navigating Texas Divorce Series

By |2018-09-25T20:26:57+00:00September 25th, 2018|Blog, Divorce|

Divorce Trial Despite your best efforts at reaching an agreement with your soon to be ex-spouse, you may find yourself discussing possible trial dates with your lawyer. No Agreement It is possible, although not likely, that all of your attempts to reach a negotiated agreement in your divorce with the other side aren’t successful.  It [...]

Dispute Resolution – Navigating Texas Divorce Series

By |2018-09-19T21:36:13+00:00September 19th, 2018|Blog, Divorce|

Dispute Resolution Stage After you and your divorce attorney have all of the information that you need, or anticipate needing to make decisions in your case, you may attempt to resolve your case and reach an agreement with the other side.  There are several ways you might attempt to do that including mediation, settlement conferences, [...]

Information Gathering in Divorce – Navigating Texas Divorce Series

By |2018-09-11T15:44:14+00:00September 11th, 2018|Blog, Divorce|

  Information Gathering Stage - Navigating Divorce When you are navigating divorce the second part of the divorce is the information gathering stage.  You and your divorce attorney will begin discussing and working on gathering information about your finances including income and debts, property, accounts and other information.  And, you will exchange some information about [...]

Divorce Pleadings – Navigating Divorce

By |2018-09-11T15:34:19+00:00August 28th, 2018|Blog, Divorce, Jill O'Connell|

Divorce Pleadings Texas divorce is started with an Original Petition for Divorce.  The particulars and details on other pleadings will be specific to each divorce and the people in the divorce.   When you find yourself navigating through a divorce the first part, stage, phase or time in any divorce is what I call the [...]

Back to School Divorce Fails

By |2018-09-11T18:41:55+00:00August 17th, 2018|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Family Life|

Back to School Divorce Fails It is that time of year that makes most parents happy and most kids sad.  Summer is over. School is starting in Denton County, Texas, it is starting this week. This time of year can be both the best of time and the worst of time, especially if you are [...]

Navigating Texas Divorce

By |2018-09-11T19:11:57+00:00August 15th, 2018|Child Support / Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law|

Texas Divorce Divorce can be difficult, stressful, frightening and many other things.  But, what happens in your divorce doesn't have to be a mystery.  There are generally four parts, stages if you will, in your divorce. Pleadings Stage The first part of the divorce in Texas is the Pleadings time.  The first pleading to be [...]

Texas Divorce Grounds

By |2018-10-26T19:06:23+00:00May 24th, 2018|Blog, Divorce|

Grounds for Divorce The Original Petition for Divorce is the pleading (the filed document) that starts divorce in Texas.  The Original Petition for Divorce must include several things according to the Texas Family Code.  One of the elements that must be included is the “why” the court may grant a divorce.  The “why” is a [...]

Divorce & Mother’s Day

By |2018-05-10T19:31:47+00:00May 10th, 2018|Blog, Child Support / Child Custody, Divorce, Family Life|

Divorce and Mother’s Day Divorce is a tricky time for most holidays, but Mother’s Day can be especially tough.  Moms are nurturers, calendar managers, bus drivers, chauffeurs, paramedics, chefs and launderers.  They wear so many hats!  Taking care of themselves can get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list.  If you are going through [...]