A question frequently asked of family lawyers is “what are my rights as a grandparent”? Over the years the answer to this question has changed. Until 2000, the State of Texas frequently granted grandparent access when they could show that visitation was in the child’s best interest. In the year 2000, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion affecting grandparent rights in Troxel vs … [Read more...] about What’s Going to Happen to my Grandbabies?
Child custody and parenting time issues in a divorce can be one of the most gut-wrenching and difficult issues for parents to address. For most people, the thought of not being able to see their kids every day is difficult to accept. For those folks who are contemplating divorce but have minor children, the collaborative divorce process can provide the tools to help these families transition to … [Read more...] about Child Custody/ Parenting Time Issues in a Collaborative Divorce
It's Time to Divorce. What about the impact on your children? You have exhausted all efforts to stay together. You and your spouse agree on one thing and one thing only - it’s time to separate and file for divorce. But what about the impact on your children? How can you make it any easier for them? Is that even possible? You can’t even stand to look at your spouse, much less work together to … [Read more...] about Collaborative Divorce and Your Children
4 Reasons (Otherwise) Perfectly Rational Couples Choose to Litigate Rather Than Collaborate During Divorce. Divorcing couples confront many difficult choices: Where to live, how to parent, what to communicate, whether to forgive, and so on. Ironically, one of the choices given the shortest shrift is also one of the most important ones: “How to Get Divorced.” Yes, just as there is more than one … [Read more...] about Futility on the Offensive