Austin Family Law Blog
You Can Have a Child-centered Divorce

You Can Have a Child-centered Divorce

Divorce is tough, whether you've been married for one year or twenty-five. But you want to reduce the traumatic effects on everyone involved so your family can move on to a better future. And most of all, parents want to do their best not to hurt their children. Even...

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Just Say Yes

Just Say Yes

FROM JODI It was almost 5:30am on Thursday, March 2. I had just finished a 3-day custody trial in Austin the day before. I had prepared for trial the week prior and had sent my life partner of 7 years, Dennis Ackerman, to our Dallas apartment so I could prepare for...

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Introducing Jonathan Munves

Introducing Jonathan Munves

FROM JODI Well, we have made it through the first month of 2023, and we are off to a great start. On the first day back in the New Year, we welcomed paralegal Jonathan Munves to our Team, and we are so happy to have him with us. Jonathan brings five years family law...

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A New Start – Introducing Tonya Jansky

A New Start – Introducing Tonya Jansky

FROM JODI Here we are at the day of our office Holiday Closure, and of course, not all the work is done. But one thing we have accomplished in the last 6 weeks is bringing on our new Senior Paralegal, Tonya Jansky. We have finally found our experienced Senior...

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See What Happens When You Say It Out Loud

See What Happens When You Say It Out Loud

FROM JODI It feels like a shift has occurred – finally the oppressive heat has been replaced by an actually cool breeze, and in our office we are getting ready to welcome a brand new legal team. We have soldiered along this year, determined to hire the right fits, in...

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Are You Open?

Are You Open?

FROM JODI I read somewhere that the true benefit of time away is realized when you return to your normal life. I returned after the first week of August to a grueling schedule that included three final trials; isn’t that the way it always is – you return from time...

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Views From My Montreal Window

Views From My Montreal Window

FROM JODI I have now turned 59. I am back in Montreal for the first time since the pandemic. I have been spending my birthday every year since I turned 50 at the top of Mont Royal, looking over the hospital where I was born, and connecting with gratitude to my roots,...

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If You Row, You Know

If You Row, You Know

FROM JODI Building back up again; that’s what we’ve been doing at our firm this past Spring, and I am happy to feel the change of season to Summer.  There is a great sense of accomplishment at getting through the first hardest hurdle of rebuilding, the initial 3...

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What To Do About Summer

What To Do About Summer

FROM JODI Closing out May always represents a shift.  For our clients, it is the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation.  I feel like so many of you have already started to travel and take time off.  For me, It is 6 weeks until I get any vacation, but if I...

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Welcome to the Real World; It’s Heavy.

Welcome to the Real World; It’s Heavy.

FROM JODI It’s official; we are going back to the in-person practice of law.  Today and yesterday, I have had my first in-person depositions, and next week, my first in-person trial.  I have to say, it’s like riding a bike, and my lawyer muscle memory is back.  I am...

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