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The Latest With Lewis – February 2021

Theresa Mitchell has recently become a Board Certified Paralegal in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This is an incredibly prestigious title and we could not be more proud of her!

“Over the past week, I have been asked many times by those outside of the legal profession, What does it mean to be board certified? Inside the legal profession, it distinguishes a paralegal as having the requisite substantial experience and demonstrated and tested competence in a particular area of law. To me, it simply means I did it. I have reached the ultimate career goal that I set for myself 12 years ago when I became a paralegal. Preparation for the exam itself is no easy feat. I would study a few hours after work each night and six hours a day on weekends for months. Yet, I feel an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment having done so. To be able to use the credentials and specialty designation is the reward for all of the hard work and sacrifices made to get here. Becoming board certified is completely voluntary yet very rewarding. There are several thousand paralegals in Texas, and I am honored to be among the 400 who are board certified.”
– Theresa
Please join us in wishing Theresa congratulations on her well-deserved success!

Does Missing Child Support Payments Affect Visitation Rights?

If you owe child support, you need to understand the potential consequences associated with falling behind on payments. For example, some parents face arrest, fines, time behind bars and the loss of their license due to back child support. At the same time, you need to familiarize yourself with your legal rights.
– Back Child Support and Child Visitation: The Texas Attorney General reports that even if a parent falls behind on their child support payments, the other parent must respect the terms of a custody agreement or visitation order.
– Addressing the Denial of Visitation Rights: If you cannot spend time with your child because the other party refuses to respect the visitation order…

Happy News

A family in Virginia received the keys to their new home just in time for Christmas. It is Habitat for Humanity’s first ever 3D-printed house.

The home in Williamsburg is the first-ever completed 3D-printed Habitat house in the nation. The construction crew printed the 1,200 square foot home in 12 hours — reducing the standard construction schedule by at least four weeks.

With homes like this being built so quick for so little a cost, Habitat for Humanity is truly helping to save the world!

How Can Child Custody Transfers Go Terribly Wrong?

If you share custody of your kids with your ex-spouse, you probably have to see your former husband or wife occasionally. That is, you may need to meet with your childrens’ co-parent to transfer physical custody of the kids when your parenting time begins and ends.

Even if your marriage and divorce were comparatively amicable, your custody transfer may quickly turn into a nightmare. Here are some ways custody transfers go terribly wrong.
– The Kids Arrive Unprepared
– You Show Up Late
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