Marivonne R. Essex, "The Red Headed Lawyer"
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Posted September 24th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Are you contemplating a divorce, or do you think your spouse is? Here at The Essex Law Firm, I tell my clients, even if you are in the happiest of marriages, all marriages, sadly, end, and they end in one of two ways: death or divorce.  Most people realize they need to have Wills. Even

Posted December 13th, 2021 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Helping Families Plan Stress-Free Holiday Gift Giving In previous years I have written about holiday strategies for families. It is important to get through this period without problems and divisiveness, and to keep the kids feeling jolly in spite of any parental turmoil. Today I will be a little more specific. There are times when

Posted November 30th, 2020 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

When thinking about the law, one of the most important considerations is how legal decisions are made. Many times, courts are asked to rule about something that has already happened but has no supporting body of law (i.e. no precedents). Twenty-five years ago, social media was brand new and as it gained influence, there were

Posted December 26th, 2018 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Why am I paying child support in a joint custody arrangement? This question comes up frequently in divorce negotiations, and it’s a good one. In Texas, the term “joint custody” is often misunderstood by non-lawyers. In a divorce, parentage, or other action regarding children, each parent is given the label “joint managing conservator” except in

Posted October 2nd, 2017 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Transcription below: I’m Marivonne Essex and I’m the Red Headed Lawyer and I want to talk to you today about some common misconceptions that I see people speak to me about when they come in to talk about situations, legal situations with their family, with divorces, with child custody, that kind of thing. The most

Posted September 22nd, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce isn’t easy. Typically, it’s a long, emotional and drawn out time in your life that you never imagined would be a part of your story. While we all agree that getting a divorce isn’t easy – there are several ways that we can make the divorce process easier. Communicate with your Ex Sounds crazy,