LEAD Academy 2017 Inaugural Class Graduation

On November 30th, Heather and some of the Tessmer Law Firm family attended the graduation ceremony for the 2017 LEAD Academy’s inaugural class.  Tessmer Law Firm’s associate attorney, Ms. Christine Rudy was among the honored graduates in attendance.  LEAD’s website says, “The LEAD Academy is a year-long leadership-development program born out of a desire to assist women […]

Heather Tessmer on San Antonio Woman Magazine

Heather appeared in the Sep/Oct 2017 edition of San Antonio Woman, along with financial advisor, Diane Moore, and divorce coach, Robin Brown.  They have teamed up for a 4-hour workshop called “Divorce Workshop for Women,” which provides a roadmap to navigate the divorce process and make everything go as smoothly as possible when a woman […]

Heather Tessmer is Selected Super Lawyer 2017

  Heather Clement Tessmer Selected in 2017 Thomson Reuters    Heather was selected as a “Super Lawyer 2017” for excellence in practice. This annual list of top attorneys is sponsored by SuperLawyers.com and is bestowed on attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  

Grandparent Rights in Texas

In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Troxel v. Granville, a case involving the visitation rights of grandparents. Troxel held that a parent has a fundamental right to decide who has access to a child. It was found that a parent who is “fit” is presumed to make decisions – including the […]

Child Custody in Texas

Typically, parents who are divorcing in Texas are appointed as Joint Managing Conservators of the children.  This means that both parents have specific rights and duties when it comes to the children.  These rights and duties include:   • physical possession of the child, • directing the moral and religious training • designating the primary […]

Child Support in Texas – How Is It Calculated?

Parents have the duty to support their child, which includes providing the child with clothing, food, medical and dental care, shelter, and education. This duty to support is not limited to providing only the bare necessities. The duty to support is imposed on parents when the child is born. The duty exists regardless of whether […]

Heather Tessmer’s Article For MD News

Last month, Heather Tessmer wrote an article featured in MD News Magazine. The article focused on what type of professionals doctors need to protect their assets, family and business. Read the article below: You need a Professional… If you’re reading this, chances are, you yourself, are a professional. Maybe, more than a professional, you’re a […]

Professionals To Assist in Divorce – A Glossary

In a divorce, the most common professionals that come to mind are family law attorneys.   When a divorce is complex or there are high-value assets involved, there may be a need for other trained professionals. Here is a glossary of some of the professionals that could assist:   Divorce Coach Divorce coaches help clients […]

Collaborative or Traditional Divorce – A Comparison

  Collaborative or traditional divorce – how do you know which is right for you?   Divorce comes with a big price tag, financially and emotionally. For couples willing to cooperate with each other, a collaborative divorce may an option.   Here are some direct comparisons between collaborative and traditional divorce to help you decide […]