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…

DIVORCED WITH KIDS AND SINGLE – HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR EX-SPOUSE

How To Deal With Your Ex-Spouse Now That You Are Divorced with Kids and Single By Dugan P. Kelley and Andrew W. Christman “The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.” – Charlotte Bronte.  Loneliness, sadness, depression, and suffering can…

Family Crisis – Cherish Your Kids!

Cherish Your Kids above all else, even in Divorce and Family Crisis   By Dugan P. Kelley   I was traveling home from a little league game with my 11 year-old.  It was late for my son to be out.  He was riding in the passenger seat of my car on the way home, and…

What’s “the rule” and do you invoke it?

Consider “Invoking the Rule” in Divorce and Custody Hearings By Dugan P. Kelley Invoking the Rule in Denton, Collin, Tarrant, and Dallas in Divorce and Custody Hearings: During contested divorce and custody hearings, I frequently have clients who are concerned about whether the witnesses who are going to appear on the other side have the…

Divorce, Children, Passports – Traveling Made More Complicated

Divorce, Children, Passports – Travelling with Children After Divorce   By Dugan P. Kelley   Divorce, Children, Passports, when combined, can make for a complicated situation. Getting a Passport and travelling with children after a divorce — If you are divorced and have children, you know how frustrating it can be when you want to…

Recognition of Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation Only Harms the Children By Dugan P. Kelley Parental Alienation in Divorce and Custody Cases (Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, and Wise Counties) — Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines alienation as “a withdrawing or separation of a person or a person’s affections from an object or position of former attachment; estrangement.” In cases involving parental alienation, one ex-spouse tries to undermine…

I Don’t Like My Mediated Settlement Agreement -MSA! What Can I Do?

I Don’t Like My Mediated Settlement Agreement -MSA! What Can I Do? By Dugan P. Kelley A mediated settlement agreement (MSA) usually resolves a family law case.  Kelley Clarke, PLLC can help evaluate your mediated settlement agreement and/or your current family law situation.  Most family law cases get settled, and the usual way the case…

Five Ways to Save Money in Divorce

Do you want to save money in divorce? I’ve been practicing family law for over 20 years and I have had the pleasure of serving thousands of people as they tried to move through the process of ending their relationship with the “one” person they used to love. During this time frame, I developed five…

Divorce in Dallas, Texas – Kelley, Clarke, PC Can Help

Divorce in Dallas Texas – Kelley Clarke, PLLC, PC Can Help Do you need to know more information about how to file for divorce in Dallas Texas? Maybe you are looking at the various laws trying to figure out how you fit in. Maybe you are concerned about the marital separation agreement and how that…