This Thanksgiving There is Much to be Thankful for – Our Children

GIVING THANKS – 7 THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR EVERY DIVORCED PARENT By Dugan P. Kelley   “For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee!” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. …

Legal Deadlines in a Lawsuit, You Must Know What “Last Day to File” Means

Legal Deadlines:  What does “Last Day to File” Mean?  By Matthew Clarke   If you are a civil litigation lawyer in private practice or you represent yourself in a civil case, legal deadlines are a part of your life.  Your calendar must always be accurate and contain all dates and legal deadlines.  There are so…

Marriage Reconciliation – When Family Law Attorneys are Happy to be Fired

When are Family Law Attorneys Happy to be Fired?  Marriage Reconciliation! By Dugan P. Kelley   Webster’s defines “reconciliation” as the act of causing two people to become friendly again after an argument or disagreement.  In the context of a family crisis, like a divorce proceeding, marriage reconciliation is the prospect of the marital couple…

Child Custody During Holidays is Difficult but Necessary – Halloween Is One Such Holiday

HALLOWEEN – CHILD CUSTODY AND HOW TO SHARE HOLIDAYS AFTER DIVORCE! By Dugan P. Kelley Candy, pop, swollen bellies, stained teeth, and blisters on the feet are what many parents associate with Halloween.  For most kids, Halloween is pure joy and a time to engage in playful fantasy and eat things their parents would never…

TOP 5 THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU TO TEMPORARY ORDERS

Temporary Orders Hearing is a Critical Event – Here’s what you Bring with you! By Dugan P. Kelley For most clients, they dread the uncertainty and stress associated with a contested trial.  In Family Courts in Denton, Dallas, Collin, Tarrant or any Texas county, they likely will not see a trial.  Most cases (including Family…

Family Crisis – Try Outserving Your Spouse Instead of Criticism

Family Crisis – Try Outserving Your Spouse Instead of Criticism By Dugan P. Kelley As Dale Carnegie famously quipped in his book How to win friends and influence people, “Nobody likes to be criticized.”  He posited that “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be…