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The Latest With Lewis – December 2022

Every year during the holiday season, the KLL Team adopts a child currently in foster care here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area from the Angel Tree. This year, the KLL Team adopted 15 children!

This specific Angel Tree program started 18 years ago in order to bring gifts to children who are in foster care as a result of CPS intervention. These children who are part of this Angel Tree are in foster care between the Fall and Christmas holiday and are not often placed into anyone’s Angel Tree. Children pour into the foster care system due to abuse and neglect every day. This project is designed to make sure very child in foster care in Dallas County has a very Merry Christmas! For the past 5 years, the KLL Team has provided these children with items from their Wishlist inside a specially monogrammed gym bag embroidered with their name.

Providing these children with their requested gifts has become one of the most important and favorite traditions here at our law firm. The Team at KLL wishes you and your family a very wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year!

How Can A Couple Work Out A Prenuptial Agreement?

Given the commonality of divorce nowadays, you may consider signing a prenuptial agreement to protect your personal property. However, you might wonder if your future spouse will be enthusiastic about the idea or if even bringing it up could endanger your marriage before it starts.

Psychology Today explains that prenuptial negotiations could actually forge a deeper connection between spouses as they may lead to meaningful discussions about married life. Here is a look at how to use prenuptial talks in a way that encourages cooperation and harmony.
– Start Talks As Soon As Possible: Ideally, prenuptial negotiations should begin before the two of you delve into wedding planning. With sufficient time to talk things over, your fiancé may feel more relaxed about signing a prenup than if you approached your future wife or husband a few weeks or even days before the wedding date.
– Work Out The Agreement Together: Presenting a drafted prenup to your fiancé without any prior discussion could provoke a rejection simply because your spouse-to-be did not have any input into the document. If the two of you have significant input in the prenup, it may encourage both of you to feel you own the agreement.
– Understand The Needs Of Your Fiancé: While seeking to protect your interests in your prenup… Read More

Happy News

One-eared pitbull mix, Van Gogh, is seven years old and lost his left ear while in an abusive home at a young age. After being found in a shelter by a foster family and going viral for his love to play with paint, Van Gogh was adopted within 48 hours.

Van Gogh still paints with his new owner, Jessica, by licking off different treats such as peanut butter to create beautiful works of art. All of the money received from his art is then donated to Happily Furever After Rescue, an organization which fosters neglected animals.

When Do Kids Need Divorce Therapy?

Even though divorcing your soon-to-be ex-spouse might be the right decision for everyone in your family, you should not expect the end of your marriage to be easy on anyone. Indeed, according to Psychology Today, divorce can be damaging to the emotional well-being of both adults and kids.

You probably do not want to ask your children to white-knuckle their way through your divorce. You also do not want to risk potentially causing them long-term harm. Simply put, if your kids are not coping well with your divorce, it may be prudent to enroll them in therapy.
– Withdrawal: If your kids withdraw from social activities or hobbies that normally bring them pleasure, they might need a professional to help them work through their divorce-associated feelings. This is especially true if withdrawal persists for more than a few weeks.
– Clinginess: If your kids never want to leave your or your soon-to-be ex’s side, they may be worrying too much about the breakup of your marriage. That is, they might feel insecure about both their current circumstances and their futures.
– Discipline: It is not uncommon for children to experience declines in academic performance or behavior during their parents’ divorce… Read More