First, determine the severity of your ex’s violations of the Order. If possible, try to make progress by resolving any potential misunderstanding without court intervention. If multiple violations have occurred, keep a log. Write down the date and description of each violation. Be sure to also include a log of the steps you have taken […]

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What is a Protective Order/Restraining Order?

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Chris Kirker

In some situations, a court may grant emergency relief in the form of a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Order or a Temporary Restraining Order. If family violence has occurred, a party with standing based on a relationship might pursue a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Order. Depending on the type of relief requested, the Respondent may […]

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What Will Happen to Our Pets?

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Chris Kirker

In Texas, pets are considered property in a divorce context. Therefore, a family pet may be awarded to one party in a divorce proceeding. You may be able to prove your pet is separate property if it was acquired prior to marriage, given as a gift, or acquired through devise or inheritance. However, if your […]

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How to retain an attorney without having enough money?

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Chris Kirker

Before discussing a retainer, start with an hourly consult. Meeting with an attorney and paying for one hour of the attorney’s time before you do anything else is essential to ensuring that you have an appropriate strategy in place for how to resolve your matter.   If you cannot afford to pay a retainer, you […]

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