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Divorce Trial – Navigating Texas Divorce Series

By | 2018-09-25T20:26:57+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 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 | 2018-10-26T19:06:23+00:00 May 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+00:00 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 [...]