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Should I File For Divorce During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Sheltering-in-place and quarantining with your spouse and children is enough to make anyone crazy. Small arguments escalate into larger problems and you’ve probably come to the realization you hate how your spouse chews their food or hums while they work. China saw an uptick in divorce filings once the tight restrictions were lifted and divorce attorneys expect to see a similar trend in the United States.

Have You Been Served With a Protective Order in Texas?

A protective order in Texas is a legal order that prohibits a person from having contact (physical, telephonic, electronic, etc) with the person or persons they are accused of abusing. Protective orders can be a life-saving tool for victims of domestic violence, but can also be extremely detrimental to those falsely accused of domestic violence. The result of an Order of Protection being ordered can include loss of access to and possession of children, being kicked out of the marital residence, losing your constitutional right to own firearms, and punitive costs and fines.

Domestic Violence in the Shadow of COVID-19

Domestic violence rates tend to increase in times of uncertainty, and the coronavirus pandemic is no different. When domestic violence victims (both adult and children) are forced to shelter in place with their abusers, the violence escalates. Per the Houston Chronicle, reports of family assault in Houston increased 158% from February to March and that trend has continued as unemployment, school closures, and shelter-in-place mandates have forced Texans to remain in their homes.

Can a Texas Judge Order Marriage Counseling During a Divorce?

There is a provision in the Texas Family Code § 6.505 giving a Texas family law judge the authority to mandate that parties attend marriage counseling during a divorce but it is rarely used. Texas family law judges can order parties to attend various types of counseling and evaluations – coparenting, drug and alcohol dependency, etc. if counseling if is in the best interest of the parties.

Texas Father’s Guide to Winning Primary Custody

Many Texas fathers have the notion that it is impossible to win primary conservatorship of their children, as they believe the Texas Court system favors the mother. While historically the mother may have had the upper hand, Texas courts are more progressive and look at all the facts and circumstances rather than the genders.

Divorce Proofing Your Business

Although separating from a spouse is never easy, a divorce may also present unique challenges for business owners. The last thing you want is for a divorce to cause damage to your company. No matter the nature of your business, there are steps that you can take to help protect your business.  At the Ramos...

Contested Divorce: How to Get My Spouse to Sign the Divorce Papers

In a divorce, there are few things more frustrating than a partner who simply refuses to cooperate with the process. Unfortunately, you may be stuck dealing with a spouse who is intentionally delaying by refusing to sign the divorce papers, making unreasonable demands for their signature, or who is simply not communicating at all.  Please...

COVID-19 Co-Parenting Tips For Divorcing or Divorced Parents

Tips for Co-Parenting in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic Shared custody can be difficult to navigate in ideal circumstances; adding the stress and uncertainty of a pandemic to a custody arrangement can multiply the difficulties. The Ramos Law Group, PLLC has been fielding many inquiries as to how parents should handle child custody arrangements...