Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
Se Habla Español Nous Parlons Français
Call 713-574-7952 or 888-572-6059
888-572-6059

Child Custody Archives

How to survive the holiday season with a difficult ex

Most parents look forward to the holiday season just like children do. The excitement and happiness that kids exhibit can sometimes help parents forget the ills of their world for a short time. However, dealing with a difficult co-parent could thwart the happiness that comes with the season. The holidays can be especially painful for parents who have to send kids to a vengeful and obstinate parent.

How to care for children of divorce during the holidays

The holiday season can be a difficult time for people in the throes of a divorce. The questions that come from well-wishers can become annoying, just like the prying questions from your soon-to-be ex-spouse. With all the emotional trauma that comes with a holiday split, parents sometimes forget that children can be affected as well. After all, the season is supposed to be special, and they may not feel as if they can enjoy it if their parents are not well. Moreover, they may feel as if the divorce is all their fault, which can make the season that much more difficult for them.

Skier and ex-girlfriend reach accord in custody dispute

The paternity and custody saga between skier Bode Miller and his former girlfriend Sara McKenna has garnered headlines. The dispute has included public insults and disagreement on even the child’s name. However, the temporary custody and parenting time agreement the parties reached has the potential to end the nearly year-long legal battle.

What grandparents can do to have visitation

Having conversations with former in-laws about parenting time during Thanksgiving can be an awkward proposition. After all, the relationship with the child’s other parent is essentially over, and depending on how it ended, this may be a good thing. However, there are other relatives in the child’s life that wish to continue a relationship; most importantly, grandparents.

Divorcing parents should plan like retailers for the holidays

If you haven’t received a Christmas catalog from a retailer, chances are that a circular advertising holiday prices has reached your mailbox. Indeed, retailers want to get your attention as soon as possible so that they can get on your radar. If this happens, chances are that you are likely to spend money with them rather than another retailer.

How to deal with awkward questions during the holiday

Ready or not, the holiday season is going to be upon us soon. Next Friday (November 1st) don’t be surprised with how quickly Halloween decorations, candy displays and costumes are quickly whisked away and replaced with Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs, and other holiday displays.  For divorcing and separated parents, this can mark the beginning of a difficult time of the year.

How to resolve parenting conflicts during Halloween

It is not uncommon for divorcing parents to have difficulty establishing (or maintaining) a parenting schedule. This issue often rears its ugly head when children’s events draw near. With Halloween coming next Thursday, some of our readers may be experiencing difficulty with deciding where their child will go Trick-or-Treating. In some instances, parents may debate whether the child should take part in the annual event at all.

Counseling can help children of divorce

Indeed, divorce can be emotionally difficult for the spouses involved. After all, it is the end of a relationship that the parties believed would stand the test of time, and the sense of betrayal (or cruelty) can have lifelong consequences. The turmoil of divorce can also have a detrimental effect on children. Kids have a unique sense of blaming themselves for the demise of their parents' relationship, and this can also lead to destructive behavior. 

Parenting disputes that courts want no part of

Co-parenting between married couples can be hard, as parents may have differing ways to get children to act. When parents are divorced or separated, the task becomes that much more difficult because of the emotional issues between them. Essentially,   a parent may do something (or fail to do something) that frustrates the other parent to no end.

Client Testimonials

  1. Laura Dale the best Family Law attorney I have ever met... Posted by John...Listens, takes your calls, tells you the truth (even when it may not be what you want to hear)... Read More

  2. The Best...Posted by a Child Custody client... Laura Dale handled my international child custody and divorce matter. I am an attorney in Houston and was referred to her... Read More

  3. A Meticulous, Knowledgeable, Attorney with Heart...Posted by a Child Custody client... Laura was not the first attorney that my husband and I interviewed for an extremely complex... Read More

  4. Top Notch, Hands Down - The Best...Posted by Tammi, a Child Custody client... Laura Dale has been absolutely the best attorney I could have found for my difficult child custody... Read More

Contact Our Experienced Team Today | Se habla español | Nous parlons français

Due to the experience our lawyers have in many specialized areas, you can rely on us to put together the right team to handle your case, even if it centers on complex issues such as international family law, business valuation or bankruptcy. Contact us today to make an appointment to discuss your needs with a knowledgeable lawyer.

Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
1800 Saint James Pl.
Suite 620
Houston, TX 77056

Toll Free: 888-572-6059
Phone: 713-574-7952
Fax: 713-600-1718
Houston Office Location

Review Us