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 [...]
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 [...]
We will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 29, 2017. We will reopen on May 30, 2017 and look forward to assisting you with your divorce and family law needs. Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
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. [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
What is on my Desk? Family law is an area of law that touches and includes many different types of issues: children, property – both real and personal property, accounts – investment, bank and retirement to name a few, debts and liabilities, property characterization – is it separate property or community property and these [...]
Relocating After Divorce Relocating after a divorce is often necessary, sometimes chosen and even sometimes mandatory. Relocating is almost always discussed during a divorce under one circumstance or another. What isn’t always discussed is what happens if a parent has to relocate after divorce out of the area of geographic restricted area. Primary Parent If [...]