Perhaps you've heard: Getting divorced is expensive. In fact, there is almost no such thing as a cheap divorce. Whether you're going to pay alimony or receive it, it's probably safe to say that most partners ending a marriage will soon feel as if they've taken a...
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7 tips for #divorced parents during the #COVID19 pandemic provided by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
On Behalf of Patricia L. Brown & Associates | Apr 11, 2020 | COVID-19 Issues
As a consequence of the #pandemic, we are getting lots of phone calls and emails from clients regarding how school cancellations, shelter-at-home rules, CDC guidelines, etc. affect #divorced parents and issues of child custody, visitation, child support, etc. Here are...
ADVICE FOR GRANDPARENTS REGARDING COVID19
On Behalf of Patricia L. Brown & Associates | Apr 3, 2020 | COVID-19 Issues
Should grandparents visit their grandchildren during this COVID19 outbreak? Here is advice from professionals. We are grandparents and we have not visited our three grandchildren in Austin. And we will not until there is a dependable vaccine. But we now participate in...
Corona virus Update
On Behalf of Patricia L. Brown & Associates | Mar 17, 2020 | COVID-19 Issues
We promised to update clients on how our firm is responding to the corona virus pandemic. As always, our primary goal is to ensure that clients and their and families are safe from being exposed to the virus, and that you can reach us during this difficult time.We...
How Much Will My Divorce Cost? How Long Will It Take?
On Behalf of Patricia L. Brown & Associates | Jan 28, 2020 | Cost of Divorce
The top two questions clients ask us are "How much will my divorce cost" and "How long will my divorce take". We have managed well over a thousand divorce cases in Williamson and Travis county in Texas since we began practicing in Round Rock in 1998. While that...
Communicating With Your Attorney Economically
On Behalf of Patricia L. Brown & Associates | May 22, 2019 | Reducing Attorney Cost
Psychologists say divorce is the second most stressful event in life, after the death of a spouse or child. It can also be very expensive. However, there are ways to minimize costs that we have written about before. In a word: preparation. In two words: preparation...
4 Tax Strategies That Could Make a Divorce Settlement Easier
On Behalf of Patricia L. Brown & Associates | Apr 30, 2019 | Dividing Assets & Debt
The tax reform act that when into effect January 1, 2018, has had a significant impact on all Americans, including all divorcing couples, especially wealthier couples with significant assets. This article from the N.Y. Times recommends such divorcing couples consider...
Grandparents Find Hope in a Bill That Would Make it Easier to Seek Visitation Rights
On Behalf of Patricia L. Brown & Associates | Apr 25, 2019 | Grandparent's Rights
In Texas, the custody statute does not provide statutory factors for a court to determine proper custody. Conditions for grandparent visitation rights include a determination that one of the child's parents is deceased, incompetent, incarcerated, or has had his or her...
Grandparents Rights – The Law
On Behalf of Patricia L. Brown & Associates | Mar 7, 2019 | Grandparent's Rights
On June 5, 2000, the United States Supreme Court handed down a seminal ruling as regards the complex issue of grandparents rights. In the case of Troxel v. Granville, the court struck down a Washington state law that allowed any third party (i.e. grandparents, etc.)...
More On Unmarried Parents’ Child Custody
On Behalf of Patricia L. Brown & Associates | Mar 4, 2019 | Unmarried Fathers & Mothers
Some 40% of babies born in the United States are born to unwed mothers vs. about 10% in 1970, according to a UN report. Almost 60% are living with their baby's father. Like married couples, many of these relationships fail, leaving the challenge of determining...
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