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No Fault Divorce

By |2019-12-06T20:58:17+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Jill O'Connell|

No fault divorce No Fault Divorce What is No Fault Divorce? A Texas no fault divorce is a divorce that begins with the initial pleading that basically says the marriage relationship is over and there isn’t going to be a reconciliation, in legal divorce terminology.  In Texas, it is enough to say that [...]

Divorce Tips – Divorce Goals

By |2019-11-19T22:01:48+00:00July 13th, 2019|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Divorce is a journey and you are navigating new territory with new information and speaking a language that you don't fully understand while experiencing one of the most stressful things in a human's life. You need a divorce map.  What is a divorce map? As with any map, you know where you are now, and [...]

Texas Divorce Grounds

By |2019-10-08T15:27:07+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 [...]

Back to School Divorce Tips

By |2019-11-23T16:16:49+00:00August 29th, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Family Life|

  Quick Tips for Back to School & Divorce 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 in Texas divorce. 1- [...]

Divorce Myths

By |2019-12-08T00:29:07+00:00February 24th, 2017|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Jill O'Connell|

(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 [...]

Denton County District Court Dress Code

By |2016-10-30T04:34:37+00:00March 5th, 2016|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Dress Code Not Optional Everywhere we go everyday has a dress code whether it is casual or formal.  A tuxedo doesn't work at the water park and swim trunks don't work at a construction site.  The Denton County District Court dress code just became published for all attending court on February 22, 2016.  The memorandum [...]

Co-Parenting and Standard Possession

By |2016-10-30T04:34:39+00:00November 9th, 2015|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

  3 Tips about  Co-Parenting and Standard Possession Have you heard about co-parenting and wondering if it can work for you and your ex?  Are you thinking you are stuck with the Standard Possession schedule because it is in your divorce decree?  Co-parenting and Standard Possesion can work together even when you didn't include a schedule tailored [...]

Never Ever Quit – Family Law Edition

By |2016-10-30T04:34:40+00:00October 21st, 2015|Blog, Divorce|

‘Never Ever Quit’ - Family Law ‘Never Ever Quit’, well, actually #nevereverquit, became a rallying cry for our Texas Rangers this year and they certainly showed us that they didn't quit.  Believe it or not, that’s a good thing to remember in the family law world as well.  The Texas Rangers had some tough games, and [...]