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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

Posted May 6th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

If you walk into a bookstore and find the section about repairing marital relationships, most of the titles will be directed at the female partner. Why is this? After decades of experience practicing family law, my belief is either partner is fully capable of taking constructive action during turbulent times. Today, I will present some

Posted March 28th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce is tough on everyone. Disruption to routines and lifestyles is inevitable even in the best of circumstances, and this is not limited to adults and kids. Even the family pet feels the change. Considering all of the life-changing decisions that have to be made or negotiated, it’s not surprising that couples in the midst

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

Technology can be a wonderful thing, until it’s not. And in the legal profession, I believe most practitioners would agree that technological advances occur far faster than the law’s ability to keep up. The Apple AirTag is one of the more recent examples of how an extremely clever and useful device can be misused. Sure,