One area where we see ongoing conflict after divorce is in the area of extracurricular activities. Before divorce, Bobby might have been very involved in Boy Scouts. Both parents cooperated in getting him to and from Troop meetings and campouts. However, after divorce, things change. Suddenly, the Troop meetings are on “my night” or are taking up “my time” with Bobby. And, although Bobby wants to go to Scouts, his parent entitled to possession on those nights stops bringing him. What can the other parent do?
In many cases, the answer
It’s Spring Break time in Rockwall, Texas. If you are divorced and have kids, you know what this means. It means that you need to get out your decree of divorce (you do know where it is, right?) and remind yourself who gets the kids this year. The Texas Family Code sets out what lawyers call a Standard Possession Order. Part of that Order says that, “[T]he possessory conservator shall have possession in even-numbered years” and the “managing conservator shall have possession for the same period in odd-numbered years.” So,
When we first meet a new or prospective client, we want to sit and talk with them for at least an hour or so. During that meeting, especially in divorce cases, we want to get a feel for the entire situation — not just the dollars and cents that need to be divided, but for how the marriage ended up where it is. We find that clients are quite willing to tell us the faults that they find in their spouse that led to the divorce. That is part of
Many times, we have new clients in divorce cases who have just been served with a divorce petition. Often, this is a shock to them. We understand how upsetting this can be. We urge you, though, not to let being served with divorce papers stun you so much that you do not take action. Time is now your enemy and you need to react appropriately.
Needless to say, we suggest that you consult with an attorney as soon as you can. We put a high priority on meeting with people who
We are happy to welcome Tisa L. White to the firm. Tisa is graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law, where she was a member of, and was published in, the Texas Tech Law Review. Tisa practiced litigation with Jackson Walker, L.L.P. upon graduating from law school and now is returning to active practice after taking time to care for her four children. Look for more about Tisa coming soon on our firm website.
I’m an adult leader with our local Scouts. As you probably know, the motto of Scouting is “Be prepared.” This applies to your divorce, too. Why? Because of Standing Orders. Let me explain.
Standing Orders are orders that come into play immediately after a case is filed. Here in Rockwall County, ours are called “Rockwall County Standing Order Regarding Children, Property And Conduct Of The Parties.” That’s quite a mouthful, I know. Before you file for divorce, though, you need to read them. Carefully. You can here: Rockwall Standing Orders .
These orders are