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Texas Divorce Prove Up Hearing

By |2019-12-17T17:07:15+00:00October 7th, 2019|Divorce, Family Law, Jill O'Connell|

A Texas divorce prove up hearing is used in a divorce to finish a case and enter a divorce decree. It usually happens when we've got an agreement between you and your ex-spouse, and everyone has signed a decree of divorce. Saying that the decree of divorce has been signed off by everybody means that [...]

Denton County Family Law & Divorce Attorney Jill O’Connell Elected to Texas Bar Foundation

By |2019-11-23T15:57:12+00:00February 14th, 2019|Blog, Child Support / Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Jill O'Connell, Our Office|

Ms. Jill O'Connell, founder and attorney at O'Connell Law Firm, P.C. has been elected a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.  As a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Ms. O'Connell is joining a select group of elite Texas attorneys.  Election is a recognition of her outstanding record in the legal profession, dedication to justice, [...]

Information Gathering in Texas Divorce – Navigating Texas Divorce Series

By |2019-11-23T15:52:02+00:00September 11th, 2018|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

  Information Gathering Stage - Navigating Divorce When you are navigating divorce the second part of the Texas 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 [...]

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 [...]

Costs of Delaying Divorce

By |2019-12-08T00:23:37+00:00April 17th, 2018|Divorce, Family Law|

  Costs to Delaying Divorce I won’t tell someone whether or not they should get a divorce.  It’s not my choice.  And, it’s not my life.  If I’m having a consultation with someone I only know a tiny slice of the story of their life.  However, there are certain things to consider, realistically, when making [...]

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- [...]

Tips to Avoid a Lengthy Divorce

By |2019-12-08T00:33:38+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Divorce, Jill O'Connell|

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 [...]