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The decisions you make leading up to and during a divorce will not only affect you, but members of your family- especially your children. As obvious as that statement is, it is extremely difficult to make objective decisions while going through an emotional event like divorce. This is one of the most important reasons to contact a compassionate family law specialist like Mark L. Scroggins....

Pro Se Perils when Parties Insist on Self-Representation in Their Case The case against self-representation relies on the idea that one’s own judgment can be compromised by their emotion and investment in the underlying issue. Parties in divorce and family law actions should not represent themselves in the case without a lawyer, which is referred to as being a “pro se” party. “Pro se” is a Latin...

If you are planning to file for divorce or have recently started a divorce suit, your divorce strategy estate planning lists cover periods before, during and after divorce. Why do so many of us wait until we are taking an overseas family vacation to update our estate planning documents? Statistically we are all at greater risk of injuries and death within a few miles of home...

With so many events and activities in North Texas it is easy to spend some quality Christmas time with children. Especially after divorce the one on one time spent among children and their biological parents is important. When families blend and there are step parents and siblings, new traditions are a great way to grow as a family. During the Christmas season in Dallas–Fort Worth there...

Foreign Travel Restrictions During Divorce to Prevent Abduction During and after divorce parents often fear the other may attempt taking the child out of the country and remaining abroad to prevent visitation. While this form of abduction does not happen frequently, there are plenty of television movies portraying the story of a parent fighting to get their child back from a foreign country. Increasingly there are international...

People Who Get Divorced Still Get Married Again, With More Wisdom Almost like clockwork, several men and women who married right out of high school end up filing for a divorce from the wrong person, and they wan to get married again and do things right. Marriages, divorces and the birth of new children seem to happen to people in waves and as their peers take big...

Always Prepare for Trial  Most divorce, child custody and family law cases settle but your attorney still needs to prepare for trial, especially when there are complex issues of property division and in high stakes modification cases. The cases we think are the most likely to settle can be interrupted by factors beyond your control. Why do attorneys focus energy on being ready for trial if the...

Psychological Findings Suggest Living Together Before Marriage Can Increase Odds of Divorce In years past, parents forbid their sons and daughters from living together before marriage. Many were sneaking around and pretended to have separate living situations, but few were fooled. The young folks argued that they needed to know if they could really get along with the other and living together was the best way to...

There is no perfect time or instructions for introducing your new partner to your children and every family is different. Having a serious conversation with your new significant other about their role in the family as potential future stepparent is important before introducing them to your children. [audio mp3="https://www.scrogginslawgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Mark’s-Tips-on-Introducing-a-New-Partner-to-Your-Cildren.mp3"][/audio] This is the Scroggins Law Group October 2018 podcast focused on the pros and cons of introducing your new...

Introducing Your New Partner to Your Children After a divorce it is natural to start dating again and looking for a new partner. For some, the new partner may be a reason for the divorce. Despite all the relationship experts offering opinions, we all operate on our own schedules. Even if you are ready to make the introduction to your children might think otherwise. Listen to Mark L....