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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...

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 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...

If you’re like a lot of adults, you at the least have a Facebook and an Instagram account. Perhaps even a Snapchat and Twitter account. Since so many divorcing couples have social media accounts, divorce attorneys have seen first-hand as spouses have made big mistakes on social media, impacting their divorce! If you are active on social media, it’s important to learn the dos and do NOTS of social media while going through a divorce. Why? Even if you make one of the common mistakes, it can have a negative effect on alimony (spousal support), the number of legal fees that...

Article Summary by Moneycrashers.com. Step 1: Find an Attorney You can find a lot of information about bankruptcy online, but you need to talk to an experienced personal bankruptcy attorney familiar with the laws in your state. You can make your financial troubles worse by putting off dealing with your problems, transferring assets to a friend or family member, or paying off the wrong creditors. Tessmer Law Firm is experienced and available to help with all your bankruptcy and debt relief needs. Step 2: Get Credit Counseling The federal Bankruptcy Code requires individuals to get credit counseling within 180 days before filing for bankruptcy. If...

Summary of article by Credit.com Bankruptcy is a court proceeding in which your assets and liabilities are examined to determine whether your debts should be discharged or restructured. Filing bankruptcy is a serious step used as a last resort. However, you should consider filing Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in some situations. When comparing your options, it’s important to understand the differences between the three most common forms of bankruptcy. Key Takeaways Chapter 7 bankruptcy doesn’t require a repayment plan but does require you to liquidate or sell nonexempt assets to payback creditors. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a reorganization plan most often used by large businesses to help them stay...

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 decision to prevent a grandparent from contacting a child - that serves the child’s best interest. This “fit parent” presumption can be rebutted if the grandparent shows, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the parent was not fit or that denial of access by...