Daily Archives: March 18, 2021

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So, you just got your divorce summons. Maybe you saw this coming. Maybe this caught you off-guard. Whether or not you knew this was going to happen, you’re still going to have to do something about it. Think Before Acting The first thing you need to do is to stop and think. This is especially important if you didn’t see this coming. But even if you did see this coming, it’s good to stop first and think about what to do next. Of course, you’ll need to answer your divorce summon. If you realize too late that you want to […]

What Do I Do if A Divorce is Filed Against Me?

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Divorce is often portrayed in movies as something quite arduous and always has the courts involved, but the reality of it all is that there are options to avoid such painful experiences. While that is true, it does not mean that divorce is without pain, however, it is always good to know that there is something known as an uncontested divorce in Texas. What is an uncontested divorce, you may ask? Just like it sounds, an uncontested divorce means that you and your partner have agreed to the terms of your divorce and don’t need to get the courts involved. […]

How to Get an Uncontested Divorce in Texas

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There are a lot of things that I like to cover in a first client interview. As a board stroke, the first thing I like to go over with clients is determining what the current status quo is. This is important for a number of reasons, but primarily because a judge’s predisposition at a temporary order hearing is typically to maintain permanency for children and not to rock the boat. The other reason is to discuss what with my client what things are good about the status quo, and what things we will be looking to see if we can […]

Family Law: First Client Interview

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Let me just share to you an open letter of a friend (who wants to remain anonymous) to his ex-spouse. Dear ex-spouse, I know we’ve had our differences, but I’m proud of us for getting through this. They say nothing lasts forever, and I agree, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we can’t be on good terms out of respect, especially considering our children. I want you to imagine the first time we met. How strangers became friends, then lovers, husband and wife, parents, before eventually, ex-spouses. What we went through was rough, it had all kinds of bumps on the […]

To My Ex-Spouse, With Love

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There are times that when a couple is not married but have children, the child will not have an acknowledged legal father. This is because Paternity is not yet established. In the eyes of the law, Paternity should be established in order for a child to have a legal father, even without the child’s parents marrying. For a brief background, Paternity covers the state of being a father to a person. When Paternity is established in a family, the father’s name will be indicated in the birth certificate of the child. In the same manner, the father will also have […]

What is Paternity?

Parents must establish a suitable routine for children learning online. They must also make decisions on whether who will supervise their children’s distanced learning. That said, how can co-parents make distanced learning for their children as easy and as effective as possible? Setting an amicable arrangement One of the basics of co-parenting is well, cooperation. This is no different when preparing for children’s education arrangements. In this case, it is imperative that co-parents talk to each other. Parents must arrive at an amicable arrangement that benefits all parties, especially the child. The parent granted with primary custodial responsibility is the […]

A Co-Parenting Guide to Creating an Effective Distanced Learning Environment for Children