Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jennifer Cochran now a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas

The College is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Open for Mediation

Attorney Jennifer Cochran is now accepting appointments for mediations in family law matters to include pre-petition disputes such as possession schedules, parenting issues, school issues, increases/reductions in child support and also mediations in which there is pending litigation. If you'd like to find out more about our mediation services and/or schedule a mediation, please contact our offices today.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Camps

This post is a follow up to my previous post "Making Summer Plans?" as summer camps are often a hot button issue for co-parents who are struggling to get along or who are very territorial about "their" time with the kids in the summer. As most parents know, premium camps require registration earlier in the year - January, February, March which is earlier than the standard language in most divorce decrees or final orders in which the noncustodial parent must designate his/her extended summer possession by April 1. If the noncustodial parent fails to designate at all, then the default is typically July 1 - 31 for the noncustodial parent. Prime camp time. This creates pressure on the custodial parent (and the children who enjoy camps) to assume the risk of that the noncustodial parent will designate (or default to July 1-31) his/her time to be DURING the camp time and the ultimate disappointment of the children if they cannot attend. This disappointment could also be misdirected at the noncustodial parent who is simply following the court order. If you're presently involving in pending litigation, bring this particular issue to the forefront for discussion so that you can specifically negotiate a term that is appropriate for your children.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Woman gives sister the gift of life

Below is a local story (by KVUE) in which a couple experiencing infertility were given the beautiful gift of a child from a family member (the wife's sister) who volunteered to be the couple's surrogate. Although these types of situations can be rife with emotion, tension, and legal issues, this story is about a wonderful journey of love and selflessness. If you or a loved one are interested in surrogacy, we are happy to assist! Give us a call to schedule a consultation.