How divorce affects the life of a person

Houston-based Kersh Law Firm offers and provides legal counsel and representation on matters surrounding family law. Over the past months, the firm has taken things a step further and has through its series of blogs, educated and informed the public regarding family law.

This blog centers around the reality people face after a divorce and the many changes they will experience. After all, Kersh Law Firm notes that during every divorce proceeding, the goal of both sides is the best possible outcome as far as lifestyles are concerned.

With that in mind, it’s paramount that a person who is about to go through a divorce knows what kind of life they want after. This will serve as their main goal. This goal should be realistic above everything else, taking into consideration the assets and the most probable scenario with the settlement.

The fact of the matter is, in divorce as with many things in life, planning for a certain future lifestyle will be centered around money. After the assets ar…

Some advice when going through a divorce negotiation

With the costs of going to court have gone up significantly, it has become extremely difficult to get legal aid for divorce litigation cases. This translates to more and more people having to focus on negotiating their divorce more, something that can prove very tricky. Herewith are some tips to keep in mind as you and your ex-spouse discuss with a mediation lawyer, courtesy of Texas-based legal practice Kersh Law Firm.

First, stay calm and keep control of your emotions. It begins with knowing the things that trigger any negative reaction on your part, especially sensitive points of disagreements you and your ex have. Identify them and practice keeping calm when you think about them.

Be very clear and specific about what you want but have that mindset of quiet acceptance that you will not get everything you expect. Any successful settlement must work for both parties, so find alternative ideas and options instead of being narrowly focused on one. This comes with communicating effecti…

What child support entails and why it is important

Child support essentially refers to your financial obligation to support your child as they grow up. If you have custody of your child, it’s assumed by the court that by default, you will fulfill this financial obligation. However, if your child does not live with you, the court may require you to pay child support to the custodial parent, explains family law professional Kersh Law Firm.

If the court requires you to pay child support, such payments will continue to be made until your child reaches adulthood, or if certain instances occur like your child becomes an active-duty military personnel. If your child has special needs, these payments may last longer.

Each state in the U.S. has its own set of child support guidelines, and it’s typically up to the judge to determine how much child support you have to pay regularly. Again, this is governed by custody law. Most of the child support is paid by the non-custodial parent, which by law mirrors the fact that a custodial parent does not…

What does a DFPS investigation entail?

It can prove both stressful and confusing for parents to get contacted or to receive a visit from an investigator or caseworker from the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Firstly, know that this is essentially a child protective services (CPS) investigation, and is in pursuit of the department’s mission of protecting children from both neglect and abuse, says Houston-based family law expert Kersh Law Firm.
 Within the DFPS is the Child Protective Investigations (CPI) division, which looks into allegations of such abuse and neglect by parents or other family and household members. The risk of abuse and neglect occurs when it a reasonable likelihood that children may go through such situations has been established, according to the Texas Family Code.

DFPS investigators may, after thorough examination of the situation, refer parents to various services to assist them in learning better care for and/or disciplining their children. These programs may include daycare time…