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The Latest With Lewis – April 2024

This month we would like to highlight our newest paralegal, Kara Patterson. Kara is originally from Gainesville, TX, but has spent most of her life here in the DFW area.

For twelve years, Kara worked in the hospitality industry and then became a stay-at-home mother for eight years. When COVID-19 hit, Kara returned to the work force and discovered she had a passion as a paralegal.

Kara has one son, Braydon, who is a senior at Oklahoma University and is adored by his mother. When she is out of the office, Kara enjoys watching college football, spending time with her family, going hunting, teeing up on the golf course when she can, and, of course, playing with her two dogs, Bode and Stella.

Congratulations To Our Rising Stars

We are thrilled to announce that three of our very own attorneys have been named 2024 Texas Rising Stars Honorees as recognized by Thomson Reuters in the family law area! This prestigious recognition is awarded to those who exhibit excellence in practice, and it’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and outstanding legal expertise of our team.

Please join us in congratulating Andrew Kerns, Erica Eslinger Hayton, and Kassie Hines on this remarkable achievement. Their commitment to providing exceptional legal services and advocating for our clients’ best interests is what sets Katie L Lewis, PC Family Law apart.

What Are Your Parenting Options After a Divorce?

As a parent, you may be focused more on child custody matters than anything else when divorcing. Child custody is divided into two parts: legal and physical custody. Legal custody is a parent’s right to decide how their child is raised. This can include where a child goes to school or if they will undergo medical procedures for an illness. Physical custody is a parent’s obligation to maintain a child’s daily routine and provide basic necessities, such as food, shelter and clothing.

Typically, parents can discuss their parenting options, but a court may also make a choice for parents. Here are a few parenting arrangements:

– Joint Custody: Joint custody is an option for parents who are divorced but want to share the responsibility and opportunity of raising their children as they would want. Parents share legal and physical custody under a joint custody arrangement. This typically means that parents will discuss in depth how they can realistically raise their children in two houses. Parents will discuss when they can take custody of their children and what’s important for their children’s growth.

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Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party helps divorcing couples reach agreements on various aspects of their divorce. For example, child custody, property division and financial support.

If you are considering ending your marriage, look into all options on the table. Depending on your circumstances, this could include mediation.

– Advantages: Mediation offers several benefits, including cost-effectiveness and confidentiality. This strategy provides a collaborative approach to resolving disputes. During mediation, couples work together to find mutually acceptable solutions. In some cases, this works better than relying on a judge to make important decisions. This collaborative process can lead to more amicable outcomes and reduce conflict between the parties.

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Happy News

High-speed rail is a standard form of transport in places like Germany, France, Italy, China, Japan, and Switzerland, but with any luck at all, it should be coming to the Lone Star State before long.

Texas Central has progressed through the planning stage and settled landowning disputes regarding a high-speed railway line from Dallas to Houston, which usually requires a 2-hour flight, a 4-hour drive, or a 5-hour bus ride.

However, at 200 miles per hour, the projected time would be a mere 90 minutes, departing every half hour during peak times and every hour off-peak. Read More Here