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Information Gathering in Divorce – Navigating Texas Divorce Series

By | 2018-09-11T15:44:14+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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 [...]

Texas Divorce Grounds

By | 2018-09-04T15:12:22+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Blog, Divorce|

Grounds for Divorce When filing for divorce, one needs to file a document to start the process, the Original Petition for Divorce.  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 [...]

Divorce & Mother’s Day

By | 2018-05-10T19:31:47+00:00 May 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 [...]

Kids and Divorce

By | 2018-04-30T16:43:58+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Blog, Child Support / Child Custody, Divorce|

How to Talk to your Kids about Divorce First, make sure you understand any orders or limitations in YOUR case.  Read the pleadings in your case and talk to your lawyer. If your county has standing orders then you may have specific limitations put in place at the beginning of your case.  Denton County has [...]

Happy New Year!

By | 2017-12-29T18:12:43+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Jill O'Connell|

Wow - the last quarter of 2017 finished with an unprecedented busy time in the office!  As we look toward 2018, we are planning for the new year and our continued commitment to represent you and stand with you in your divorce and other family law cases. We look forward to the new year and [...]

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 [...]