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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Using collaborative law in Texas during a divorce

Divorces involving children can be taxing on both parents and kids. Litigating a divorce in a courtroom setting can have devastating results on Texas families. Using collaborative law to settle a divorce in a friendly, non combative environment, can have an everlasting positive effect on children and parents going through a divorce.

When parents decide that the marriage is no longer a sustainable one, the children involved can still benefit from decisions made by parents who put their kids needs and emotional responses first. Planning to inform the kids during a period when parents can spend time and the emotional energy to help their children adjust is just one aspect to consider. Living arrangements during separation, divorce and after can help all members of the family adjust to the upcoming changes. Some parents can remain under the same roof to allow time for children to grow accustom to the new family dynamic.

Limiting fighting and hurtful words about the other parent in front of the children will help kids feel safe to express their own feelings regarding the divorce. Parents should encourage children to ask questions and answer truthfully but with caution. Family or individual therapy can also help not only the children, but also the parents work through many unresolved issues and feelings.

By setting aside differences in favor of reaching a positive outcome, parents are modeling positive conflict resolution for their children. Collaborative law can help Texas parents reach a successful outcome in a divorce involving children. An attorney can help a client work toward a divorce agreement designed to stabilize family life for children and lay out clearly the rights and responsibilities of both parents.

Source: The Huffington Post, “7 Secrets For A Child-Centered Divorce“, Bari Zell Weinberger, Feb. 24, 2017

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