Coronavirus, Divorce and Family Law:

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Higdon Hardy & Zuflacht is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our family law clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients. To read more please Click Here

All our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.

To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, Zoom, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state and out of the country in this manner for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.

We are also working with the divorce and civil courts, as well as opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.

To further protect the health of all concerned, all our attorneys and staff have the technology and capability to work on cases and with clients from home as well as at the office. Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.

The days ahead may be a challenge. We do not yet know the extent to which particular courts will curtail trials or even the extent to which HHZ will have clients and other guests come to our office. We will continue to work to take care of our clients’ cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

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Tips to ease the divorce process in Texas

When most people in Texas think of the end of a marriage, they likely think of embattled court proceedings in which one person maligns the other. Although there are typically strong emotions involved with a divorce, there are multiple ways to prevent these emotions from impeding the process. A few suggestions may help ease the strain associated with divorce.

One of the first tips those with experience with divorce often recommend for a person who is married is to create a savings account with only his or her name on it. Any person listed on a joint account can legally withdraw all the money. While he or she may have to eventually return the other person’s share, this could be a lengthy process, leaving the other person with little access to funds.

Another tip is to realize that making divorce a smooth process will require time and effort. Parents will have to help children transition to handle the changes in their lives. Additionally, time is required to gather all the required documents and to meet with professionals. Couples must also spend time dividing their assets. Furthermore, ensuring that the timing of an offer is right may impact the other person’s willingness to accept it.

Because the emotions connected to seeking a divorce can be strong, they can get in the way. By realizing that the reasons that a marriage is ending will likely have no impact on the outcome of child custody, couples in Texas can potentially avoid lengthy and expensive litigation. Fortunately, there is professional help for those considering this option. Those with an experienced attorney on their side are often more prepared to make important decisions and take appropriate action during the dissolution of a marriage.

Source: huffingtonpost.com, “8 Ways To Simplify Your Divorce, According To Attorneys“, Carolin Lehmann, June 6, 2016

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