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. …

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…

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…

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…

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…

I Want to Change Child Custody Arrangement!

To change your child custody arrangement, steps are needed to make sure that your changes are valid: You need to understand that until a Court has entered a new custody order, you must follow the existing one. For any valid changes, you will need to have certain legal documents prepared like a Petition to Modify the Parent-Child Relationship, Order to Modify, or other documents. You also need to be prepared to have your ex served with legal notice of the changes.

CO-PARENTING! The Need to Do it Effectively.

C0-Parenting in Divorce – An Important Ingredient to the Resolution Apart from death, divorce is perhaps the most stressful situation any individual will go through in their lives. A divorce with children and uncooperative ex spouses compounds the stress exponentially! As you might imagine, developing a effective co-parenting in divorce with your ex is essential…

5 Reasons Why you Should Care about The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction And Enforcement Act!

Five Reasons Why you Should Care about The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction And Enforcement Act! 5) Child Custody Jurisdiction:  Child Abduction Issues Need Uniform Laws! The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”) is a uniform law designed to deter interstate parental kidnapping and promote uniform regulations and policies in interstate child-custody and visitation…