Thursday, December 07, 2006

i'm a slacker

i’m a slacker!

For anybody out there that reads my blog on any consistent basis, I apologize for being such a slacker. It has been so busy around here that I have not had time to post in a while (excuse).

If anybody out there has specific questions, please feel free to fire away. Also, if anybody has ideas they would like talked about in the blog, let me know. Perhaps some fresh ideas will put a spark under my a$# to keep this thing up to date. It seems the whole Texas Family Code thing is getting a little boring for me.

14 comments:

Victor said...

Hmmm.. well I do check on your site every now and then and yep (grin) you ARE a slacker. Season's Greets.

Chris Schmiedeke said...

Why thank you Victor....for the seasons greetings wish that is!

Anonymous said...

can you offer any comments on the advisability of trying to obtain a divorce without a lawyer if you've been living apart for several years (4 in this case)? There are no property or custody issues, and there has been no contact. Thanks in advance.

Chris Schmiedeke said...

I think it is a good idea if there is no property or children. Many courts now have written information that assists people in handling their own divorce.

The biggest obstacle is getting the paperwork in proper form and following the proper procedures.

I have been mulling over tryng to provide the necessary information ofr simple divorces in Texas here on my blog, but have not gotten around to it.

I would say to wait and I would try to get the info posted, but judging from my history of actually posting to my blog, I would not advise it unless you want to be married well into next year. :)

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Could you write some about custody? Do you have any advice (other than 'get real') for a father who is trying to get at least 50% custody of his kids? Both parents are good parents, and the father is very active in his children's upbringing - which is why I would like to see a 50/50 custody arangement.

Oh, and is there anything the father can do that would keep the mother from moving 100 miles (and 3 counties) away from the original place of residence with the kids?

Thanks, and Happy Holidays

Stealth said...

happy new years! and yes, you are a major slacker

pththththt

Anonymous said...

Great site Chris. I also wanted to ask about obtaining divorce without a lawyer (don't worry--they won't go extinct). However this is for the more comlicated case with a child in the mix. My wife and I are both PhDs with the same income and assets. We know exactly what we want, which is a 6/7 custodial arrangement (child spends 6 days with wife, one with me), equal division of assets (retaining joint ownership of real estate), and child support equal to 6/7 15% of my net income. Seems like since we know what we want we should just be able to file on our own (using one of the better interview-driven software kits). My wife and I work very well together negotiating these things. Comments? Perhaps a blog entry? -Thom

Anonymous said...

Thom? A divorce?

Anonymous said...

Have very interesting situation but first I need to know if there is a difference between Legal Guardianship and legal child custody...Also do I need an attorney for legal guardianship if the mother has no problem giving this to us (the mother of child is my daughter)? Do we need the signature of the father who is not active in the childs life nor can we locate him...

Anonymous said...

I need major advice. I got married on June 1,2001 while pregnant. My so called husband got arrested and went to jail on August 1, 2001. I was only married 2 months. He is still in prison. I want to end the marriage. I havent seen or had any communication with him since then. Do I qualify for an annulment or do i have to get a divorce? Please help.

Anonymous said...

I am new to this Blogging thing but I really have a huge question about family law and my research took me to your blog. I have joint custody with my son's father. That was established in 98', now 2007 I want full custody of my son. The father has been in and out of jail for not paying child support. He's a truck driver that has no real schedule. His wife would pick up my son when he wasn't home so I was sharing custody with my son's step mother instead of him. Now the father says that he and his wife are getting a divorce but they are still living in the same home until other living arrangements can be made. If he goes through with the divorce or seperation, how can I get full custody of my son since he's hardly ever in the same city as we live in?

Stacey

Anonymous said...

I have a question: There is a steak dinner on the line.
How many times can you get married in the state of Texas?

thank you-

tena said...

you say that adultery is hard to prove, that i can understand but he moved his girlfriend into our home as soon as i left. we were going to have an "amicable" divorce and share custody but my girls hated the girlfriend. she was living with him in our home, does that not prove anything?

Chris Schmiedeke said...

It proves that his girlfriend moved in with him. That is still not "proof" that he is committing adultery. Obviously it is not a big jump to assume that they are having sex, but assuming is not proof.

However, what are you trying to prove by saying that he committed adultery? I think the Court will find it bad enough that he allowed his girlfriend to move in regardless of whether you can prove they are having sex or not.