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How does Covid-19 affect custody orders durig 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...

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...

Whether you've wanted a divorce for years or you've only recently decided to separate from your partner, the process of ending a relationship can be incredibly difficult and stressful. Not only do you have to deal with the financial side of divorce, such as hiring an attorney or mediator, but you also have to deal with the emotional side of interacting with your partner. Chances are that you're both feeling a number of different emotions: betrayal, frustration, anxiety. These emotions can make it difficult to cope with your divorce. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help maintain...

Divorce is often a messy affair. As you and your partner battle over who gets what, it is important to place your child's interest above everything else. They should be protected from an unhealthy environment and be kept away from the legal battle. After the divorce is finalized, stability and continuity will help the child overcome the stress of the separation. Here are four tips to create an effective parenting plan that will help your child cope.  Be Flexible with Visitation  A child needs both parents. Having both parents in a child's life will help them with transitioning to life after the...

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...

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is talking with your kids. Chances are you're worried about how they'll handle things, so you feel nervous about discussing the divorce with your children. It's understandable. After all, divorce brings many changes and not all of them are good. All these changes should, however, be discussed with your children. Whether your kids are five or 15, it's important to sit them down and talk with them openly and honestly. If you aren't sure where to start, don't worry. Here's what you need to know. First off, try to tell your kids about...

4 Actions That Can Sabotage Your Personal Injury Case When you begin a personal injury lawsuit against a company or another private individual, there is a good chance that they and their lawyers will begin watching you like a hawk. In particular, they will be looking for actions and incidents that they can use to harm your case. With this in mind, while you are battling your personal injury case, it is a good idea to refrain from taking the following actions: Broadcasting Your Case As a general rule, you should never speak about your case with anybody except your attorney. If you...