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Serving Collin County During COVID-19

Posted on: May 24th, 2020 by centipededigital No Comments

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, life marches on. Court closings, postponements, and delays are without question impacting family law processes, however, legal professionals continue to pursue their cases. At the Law Offices of Lauren Cain, we continue to monitor the situation. Despite closures, the Law Office of Lauren Cain is equipped for phone…

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Fighting The Uphill Battle for Joint Custody as a Father

Posted on: May 22nd, 2020 by centipededigital No Comments

Across the United States, fathers average just 35% of child custody time. In Texas, that average is more like 33%. Unfortunately, many fathers still face some stigma in attempting to get custody of their children. Some lawyers and judges assume that the children should be with their mother, even if the father is capable and…

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Divorce Considerations During the Coronavirus Crisis

Posted on: May 21st, 2020 by centipededigital No Comments

Covid-19 has changed our lives, in some ways, potentially forever. It is changing the way we work, how we interact socially and it is impacting our relationships. For some, it is having an impact on divorce considerations and proceedings. Whether you are in the midst of divorce proceedings or whether the situation has caused you…

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Most Divorce Hearings in Texas Put on Hold

Posted on: April 5th, 2020 by centipededigital

Anyone who had a divorce hearing scheduled in Collin County or Denton County in the upcoming days will need to wait. According to an article in The Dallas Morning News, Collin County and Denton County courts recently suspended all non-essential court matters. Citing the risks associated with the novel coronavirus, Collin County and Denton County…

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Texas Child Support Division Goes Virtual

Posted on: April 4th, 2020 by centipededigital

  Pandemics do not result in fewer concerns about child support in Texas. To be sure, many parents who make child support payments have lost their jobs. As a result, those parents have concerns about upholding child support obligations. Likewise, parents who receive child support payments have concerns about losing that support. As an article…

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Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted on: April 2nd, 2020 by centipededigital

  Parents in Collin County and Denton County and throughout the state of Texas have concerns about child custody during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Star-Telegram, Governor Greg Abbott said school closures do not give parents the right to extend custody schedules. Schools in Texas are closed through April 3rd at the earliest. Parents…

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Fifth Circuit Family Law Case Could Affect Texas Adoptions

Posted on: March 31st, 2020 by centipededigital

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which considers Texas appeals, recently heard oral arguments in an adoption case. The case, Brackeen v. Bernhardt, concerns the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA). According to a recent report about the case in Vox, the court’s ruling could affect future Texas adoptions. The case began when…

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Texas Couples Should Have a Prenuptial Agreement

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 by centipededigital

Anyone who lives in Texas should think about entering into a prenuptial agreement before marriage in the event of divorce. According to a recent report from CNBC, the financial expert Suze Orman specifically addressed prenuptial agreements in Texas. Couples in Texas and other community property states should always have a premarital agreement in place. As…

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Texas Divorces Can Be Expensive

Posted on: March 24th, 2020 by centipededigital

Texas divorces can be very expensive, both financially and emotionally. Texas law allows a married couple to have a divorce finalized 60 days after the petition for divorce. However, most divorces end up taking much more time. According to a recent report in The Center Square, the average cost of a Texas divorce is $15,600.…

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Divorce

Posted on: February 28th, 2020 by centipededigital

  The Law Office of Lauren Cain is exclusively focused on the practice of family law and divorce. Our mission is to provide our clients with the legal guidance, support and advocacy that they need to overcome the complex emotional and financial issues associated with family law. When facing the end of your marriage, the decisions…

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