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The Latest With Lewis – January 2024

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 24 children!

This specific Angel Tree program started 20 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 7 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 wishes you a Happy New Year!

Is Your Divorce Getting Messy? Here Are Some Possible Reasons Why

Getting a divorce is rarely a smooth or simple process. Most couples have at least a few issues to work on throughout proceedings that can cause a bit of conflict.

Still, some divorces are more complicated and contentious than others and can get pretty messy. Preparing for the possibility of complications, whether they are legal or personal, can help you meet unexpected challenges with more confidence.

– High-Conflict Personalities: If one or both of you have high conflict or, shall we say, strong personalities, a simple divorce disagreement can escalate into a full-blown dispute. Spouses often find it becomes more and more difficult to agree on the many issues they must address during the divorce.

– High-Value Assets: Texas is a community property state, and most assets acquired during a marriage belong to both spouses equally. However, there are exceptions and nuances to this rule, making property division a complex and contentious process for many divorcing couples.

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Can Grandparents Seek Visitation Rights?

Grandparents play an important role in a child’s life. However, some circumstances make it challenging for grandchildren to spend time with their grandparents.

It is important for families to go over grandparents’ visitation rights. Families should also understand why nurturing these relationships is crucial.

– Grandparents and Visitation Rights: Visitation rights refer to the legal rights of grandparents to spend time with their grandchildren, even if the parents become divorced, separated or have limited contact. These rights protect and preserve the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Visitation rights vary from state to state. Also, the court’s primary consideration is always the child’s best interests. The Attorney General of Texas states that grandparents can seek visitation rights when the parents get a divorce, become incarcerated or if their grandchild lives with them for more than 6 months.

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Happy News

Reed Marcum was just a kid when he learned that some children in his town of McAlester Oklahoma didn’t have any toys under their Christmas tree.

Whatever the reason his heart or his blues, he proposed to his mother to hold a toy drive, similar in structure to a backpack drive they had organized the year before. Reed’s mother, Angie Miller, posted a video on Facebook explaining her son’s intentions, and asked for donations of toys or money to buy toys for a giveaway that Reed had decided to do as a 4-H project.

That was all 7 years ago, and now as a university freshman, Reed still drives two-and-a-half hours home from his campus in Stillwater to participate in the annual toy drive; now in its seventh edition.

10,000 toys are slated to be handed out in this year’s giveaway which takes place as a drive-through event, with eager kids in the back seats gesticulating to their parents which toy they like the most. Each kid also receives a pair of socks, underwear, trousers, a shirt, gloves, and a hat.

Due to Marcum’s work, his activities have raised more than $3.5 million for these children!

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