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Texas Divorce Grounds

By | 2018-05-24T21:30:14+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 [...]

Texas Child Support

By | 2017-09-13T15:46:12+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Texas Child Support Texas child support can be confusing for parents when you are just starting your divorce.  The business part of your divorce involves untangling two lives. The emotional part of your divorce is much more than that, but it isn’t the part that your divorce lawyer will be working on. So, back to [...]

Back to School Tips

By | 2017-08-29T14:48:28+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

  Quick Tips for Back to School Summer break has flown by!  And, I've got a new post to kick off the new season! As summer ends and school resumes for the all the school districts in North Texas, I've got some quick reminders for you about Standard Possession. 1- Thursday night is back in [...]

O’Connell Law Firm Construction Update

By | 2017-05-03T21:21:15+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Blog, Jill O'Connell|

O’Connell Law Firm, PC Construction Update! After many months of construction, we are happy to report that we are seeing the end to the construction on the I-35E frontage road in front of the office building.  Since the beginning of June, 2016 we have all had to battle the construction to get to the building. [...]