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How does Covid-19 affect custody orders during the holiday season? By: Mariana Posadas Today, there are more active cases of COVID-19 in Texas than when the virus first arrived in the United States. The 2020 global pandemic has changed the way we live, forever. Students around the country are attending school virtually. With holidays around the corner, parents are left wondering whether they are obligated to follow their court-ordered custody holiday visitation schedule.  What Are Joint Managing Conservators?             Typically, Texas law says that parents should usually be named Joint Managing Conservators. A joint conservatorship order means both parents share decision making about the...

Divorce is already hard enough, here's a guide for all of the mistakes to avoid when untying the knot As a firm that practices Family Law, a large number of our cases involve divorce and it is no wonder – the common statistic is that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Divorce can be complex and messy. It can feel like you don't know what the right thing to do is. That's why we've compiled this guide of the top twenty divorce mistakes you must avoid when getting divorced. Divorce Mistake #1: Believing Your Spouse Will Be Fair...

Divorce and custody are already hard enough, but add in a pandemic? This guide shows you all the tips to help your children through these tough times. By: Brianna French Let’s face it, we are living in a very different world than we knew a year ago. Every day we are met with phrases like, “the new normal.” Amidst all this chaos, even a short trip to your local grocery store can feel like the most daunting of tasks. Many are experiencing a lot of anxiety during this time, young and old alike. Then, if you throw divorce or custody...

How to Navigate Co-Parenting After Divorce By: Brianna French There are few issues as complicated as divorce. The process of legally separating from someone whom you planned to spend your life with is often tenuous at best. These negative feelings, associated with the process, are only amplified when there are children involved. Here at Tessmer Law Firm, we know that the well-being of your children is, and always will be, your top priority. To help you on this new journey of co-parenting, we compiled a few tips and tricks to help you learn how to co-parent effectively! 1. Commonality As...

A Mama's Guide to the Do's and Don'ts Through Every Step of Divorce Divorce is already hard enough. When you add kids into the mix, divorce can become even more complicated. We understand these can be hard times. It feels like there is so much you have to understand and know when filing for divorce, but don't worry. We are here to help you know the best things to do when you're a mama filing for divorce. Read below for the Top 10 Tips for Moms Getting Divorced. Divorce Tip #1 Think about your finances early in the process. If your...

Difference Between Legal Guardianship and Adoption There are many difficult questions to consider when accepting responsibility for the welfare of a child. Whether it is legal guardianship or adoption, there is some confusion surrounding the terms and the differences between them. Everyone is asking, “What is the difference between adoption and legal guardianship?"  Both legal guardianship and adoption have legal restrictions and obligations. Each is subject to its own unique set of in-depth processes and procedures. It iseasy for current parents and prospective parents to confuse the processes of legal guardianship and adoption. To help you further understand the difference, we've outlined what you need to know. Legal Guardianship: Guardianship merely establishes a legal relationship between...

Many industries and institutions have been forced to close their doors or alter daily operating hours due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering this unexpected change in business and life, many citizens of Texas are inquiring about how their personal injury cases could be influenced. While no personal injury claim is the same, the following information presents significant insight into personal injury cases during the current pandemic. Are courts in Texas open to register my personal injury case? The Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals have entered an emergency order remodeling and suspending certain provisions...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CHILD CUSTODY LAWYER One of the toughest parts of a divorce is figuring out which parent will get custody of the children. If you’re in this situation right now, you need an attorney you can trust to help you through the process. Don’t let just anyone in when it comes to matters that involve your kids. Listed below are some tips to help you choose the right child custody lawyer for your case. Get Recommendations When you’re looking to hire any kind of lawyer, it’s always good to start by talking to friends and family to see who they recommend. If...

Check out this article by Daveramsey.com on the different types of Bankruptcy! You’re sitting at the kitchen table, staring down collection notices and wondering how you’re going to make things work. Maybe you’ve recently lost your job and the debt is piling up to an overwhelming amount. And then you think it—that word you never thought you’d have to consider: bankruptcy. Sometimes your situation seems so hopeless that bankruptcy looks like your only option. We know you might feel scared and backed into a corner, but bankruptcy isn’t a decision to make lightly. It’s important to know exactly what bankruptcy is and what...

The prospect of seeking a separation from your spouse can seem a little overwhelming and scary. However, if you want the divorce to run as smoothly as possible, there are a few things that you should do before you ever make any filings. Get your financial documents together Financial documents including bank and credit card statements, mortgage agreements, and tax returns will help to determine your net worth. It is important to gather this information before you file, in case your spouse makes any attempt to move money or destroy evidence after you have announced your intentions. Create an emergency fund Your divorce proceedings...