CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) COURT OPERATION GUIDANCE FOR TEXAS COURTS Court Operation Guidance: Guidance for Court Proceedings and Hearings after 6/1. https://www.txcourts.gov/media/coronavirus-covid-19-court-operation-guidance/

WHEN CAN I MODIFY MY CHILD CUSTODY PLAN Custody arrangements were likely among the first thing you worked out. You may have made arrangements on your own through an amicable divorce. You may have relied on the court to decide things for you.Regardless of how you got to your decision, know that life circumstances may…

DIVORCE: CONTESTED V. UNCONTESTED Getting a divorce is an unsettling process, no matter what the circumstances. If you’re getting a divorce, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns about what your future will look like and how you can protect yourself in the coming storm. You probably also wonder how your circumstances create…

6 TIPS FOR CO-PARENTING DURING COVID-19 1. Follow Court Orders as Much As Possible.Some court orders provide for reasonable and likely contingencies, but no one could have anticipated this unprecedented situation. Adjustments will inevitably be necessary. But the closer you can adhere to the original court orders, the less the likelihood that you will suffer…

WILL MY DIVORCE BE AFFECTED BY COVID-19? How does the COVID-19 affect my active divorce proceeding? At present, the COVID-19 emergency orders won’t likely affect your divorce proceedings much unless your case was set for trial or a jury trial in the next 30 days when such cases will likely be continued. Deadlines for discovery,…

WILL I BE HELD IN CONTEMPT IF I WITHHOLD MY CHILD DURING COVID-19 One legal method of enforcing a possession order is filing a motion for contempt. A party may be held in contempt of court for willfully violating a court order. Usually, to hold a party in contempt, the party’s obligations under the court…

BENEFIT OF MEDIATION-ESPECIALLY DURING COVID-19 There are many benefits to divorce mediation, including: It Is Cost-Effective: Unlike traditional divorce proceedings, mediation does not take place in a courtroom. The mediation process is less formal and is often just three people in a room; you, your spouse, and the mediator. For this reason, the cost of…

MEDIATION OR COLLABORATIVE LAW PROCESS DURING COVID-19 Family Law and the COVID-19 crisis has taken a large number of people by surprise regarding their legal options during these national health emergencies. And, it also opens the door to alternative forms of problem resolution including the mediation process, collaborative law process, and other forms of problem…

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