Marivonne R. Essex, "The Red Headed Lawyer"

Posted September 23rd, 2023 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

One Detail Seniors Absolutely Should Not Forget When Considering Divorce Of the many critical concerns and decisions to be made when a couple has decided to end their marriage, health insurance is often overlooked until the end. This can be a problem at any age, but according to a recent study by the Journal of

Posted July 22nd, 2023 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

The word “separation” is commonly heard prior to divorce proceedings. Couples may separate physically and emotionally with the intent of either working out their problems or not, but in legal terms, the definition is surprisingly simple. To be separated is to live apart from your spouse while married. What this actually means in real life

Posted March 18th, 2023 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Here’s a non-surprise – most unhappy couples look to their partner’s social media accounts for evidence of wrongdoing. There have even been studies showing Facebook had a hand in up to two-thirds of American divorces! If there were an intersection where drivers had a two out of three chance of crashing, all would detour around

Posted January 21st, 2023 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Perhaps the toughest part of a contentious divorce is how it impacts kids, particularly teenagers. The proceedings can be lengthy and divisive, and may expose younger family members to situations they had no idea existed. In Texas, there is well-established precedent for thoughtfully addressing where children of divorced parents will ultimately live. Today we will

Posted December 3rd, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

It is no secret that pretty much everything costs more today than one year (or one month) ago. Whether you visit the supermarket, rent a car, or buy new furniture, there is that unavoidable moment of sticker shock. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% in October and was up 7.7% from the year-ago period, but

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