Child Abuse Tip Sheet: What it is and What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC Family Law Attorney – Child abuse is defined in the Texas Family Code as an act or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical, mental or emotional health and development.  Child abuse can take the form of emotional or physical injury, sexual abuse or...

What Terms in a Decree of Divorce Can be Modified?

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – A court can modify terms of a Divorce Decree for Conservatorship (custody), possession and access (visitation) and child support (including an order for health care coverage). Regarding a modification for conservatorship or possession and access, the...

“It ain’t bragging if it’s true.” Anonymous Texas quote

Howdy, y’all! Welcome to a new, regular column in the absolutely! focus media family of magazines. We’re calling it Fort Bend Strong. Our intent is to point out why Fort Bend County is the greatest place in the United States to raise a family, start a business, and chase your American Dream. That’s...

How to Expedite Your Lawsuit Proceedings – Use a Special Judge; COVID-19 Update

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – Backlogs in Texas District Courts exist due in part to over a 10% increase in civil case filings annually in recent years. Trial judges have worked hard to address the backlog; however, their caseloads remain substantial and are exacerbated by the...

Why the spike of divorce filings in January?

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC Family Law Attorney – Statistics show that filing for divorce is significantly higher in the month of January.  Reasons for this include not disrupting the “family” holidays during November and December. It’s common for people to reflect on their lives at the end of a...

Family Law and COVID-19 News, Changes Going Forward and Topic of the Month – School Year 2020/2021

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – Family Law and COVID-19 News: The Supreme Court of Texas has issued the Eighteenth Emergency Order regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster stating the following: “In determining a person’s right to possession of and access to a child under a...

Trending: COVID 19 and Family Law

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – The concern about COVID 19 can result in disputes between conservators regarding possession, access and travel plans of a child. These types of disputes can also arise due to epidemics or issues, which arise due to catastrophes like Hurricane...

Top Ten Tips for Divorcing/Blended Families During Spring Break and Other Periods of Extended Possession

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC Family Law Attorney – Make a genuine effort to exercise Spring Break with your child.  A child can feel unimportant to you if you are supposed to exercise Spring Break with them, and you don’t make the effort to do so. Advise the other parent well in advance what the...

Top Ten Tips: Post Divorce Survival Guide a.k.a. How to Create the Life You’ve Imagined!

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC  |  Family Law Attorney – 1. Re-energize your job skills/career. Take courses if need be to sharpen your existing skills. Do what you have a strong interest in, or even better, a job that you have a passion for! 2. Think “outside the box” when considering new...

Reconciliation or Divorce in the New Year?

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – I encourage parties to pursue reconciliation with a good marriage counselor. A counselor that “fits” both parties’ needs is ideal. Sometimes it takes several sessions to determine if a counselor will be a good choice for a couple. If not, be...

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