Tips for a Tough Time in Your Life

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You can’t avoid being upset when you’re going through a divorce.  You can figure out how to deal with the anger and sadness you are experiencing.  There are many possible steps you can take, but here are five that should be helpful in any divorce situation. 1.  Stay busy.  Don’t just sit around and mope.  Get busy helping your lawyer …

What to Do if the Judge Starts Asking Questions

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It seems like in about every case that involves a hearing in Tarrant County, the Judge will ask questions of the parties and sometimes other witnesses.  You need to be prepared to answer properly and respectfully.  Here are some tips to keep in mind. 1.  Be polite.  Yes sir and yes ma’am sound good to the Judge.  Be on your …

What if You Don’t Like the Judge’s Ruling?

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When you turn your case over to a Judge for a ruling, there’s about a 50-50 chance that you will be disappointed or upset by the result.  No matter how right you believe you are, the Judge may see things differently and rule against you.  After years of experience, I think I’m pretty realistic, but I still get surprised when …

Tuesday Tips: Don’t Threaten Divorce

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Just Do It! (As a famous apparel seller used to urge us.)      Once you start threatening divorce, you start to weaken the bonds of marriage.      Some people, who want to remain married, threaten to divorce their spouse to get the spouse to change some behavior — stay home more, quit drinking, pay attention, etc.      What the …

Tuesday Tips: No Fooling!

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If you are facing going to court for a divorce or other Family Law matter, you need to be aware that most everything is taken seriously in the court system. Here are some things to remember that are Not Joking Matters! 1.  Notice of Hearing:  When you get a notice of a hearing, that’s a real obligation.  You and your …

It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the Holidays!

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Even though Thanksgiving and the holiday season seem a long ways off, you could make things a lot easier for yourself and your kids if you start thinking and planning for the end of the year now.  If there’s any travel involved, you need to be getting tickets or arranging time off or taking care of various other details.  You …

Why You Shouldn’t Be a Jerk!

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Some people just can’t help it.  They are jerks.  I prefer to think that anyone and everyone can behave well if they choose to.  For some, it takes a lot of concentration, and then some occasional backtracking to undo an initially rude or inappropriate reaction.  I believe that almost everyone can act right, if encouraged and reminded, and if they …

You Can Both “Win”

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Or, why it’s OK for your spouse to come out of the divorce in good shape, too. For many different reasons (competitiveness, anger, revenge, control or mental illness, among others) parties going through a divorce often feel like they have to “win”.  But, as Charlie Sheen showed us, “winning” isn’t everything.  In fact, in divorce, the drive to win can …