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The Latest With Lewis – July 2022

We would like to congratulate Erica Eslinger and Andrew Kerns for both being named to the 2022 Texas Rising Stars Honoree list. This is Andrew’s third time to be named a Rising Stars Honoree and second consecutive year to be named to this prestigious Texas list. 2022 marks Erica’s second year to be named a Texas Rising Stars Honoree. After a rigorous nomination and selection process, research, and peer reviews, Erica and Andrew are ranked within the top 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Texas for their skills and achievements in the area of Family Law. We could not be more proud of them and we know if you have worked with them, you feel exactly the same!

Our 8-Year Anniversary

June 30th, 2014 is an important date in the history of Katie L. Lewis, P.C. Family Law as it was the first day of business for the Firm. June 30, 2022 marks the 8 year anniversary of the Firm. In the last 8 years, Katie L. Lewis P.C. Family Law has provided compassionate and relentless representation to 826 clients dealing with various family law issues here in the state of Texas as well as provided a bright future for these 826 families. There are many choices when it comes to a family law attorneys and we want to thank each of you for choosing us to help you and your family during a difficult time.

Continuing Legal Education

It is the duty of every attorney in the state of Texas to complete 15 hours of accredited CLE or Continuing Legal Education per year.

Recently, on May 13, 2022 Katie was not on the receiving end but was actually educating other attorneys at a CLE conference in Longview, Texas. Katie’s experience has led her to become one of the most well versed family law attorneys in the state of Texas and she now uses that experience to help others grow in the same way.

Is It Time To End Your Marriage?

Maintaining your relationship in light of recent events may prove more difficult than you thought. If you spend time wondering if your marriage is over, chances are it is.

What are indicators that you should end your relationship? While each couple is different, some symptoms remain prevalent when predicting divorce. Take a look at a few signs that you and your spouse may want to part ways.
– Do you talk much: Communication is crucial in every relationship, but it is the most critical element in marriage. Without maintaining an open line of conversation, you and your spouse close yourselves off.
– Have you stopped becoming intimate: Intimacy in marriage remains important, even after decades together. A physical closeness connects you and your spouse. If you have put intimacy on the back burner for too long and lost the desire for it, you may want to step back and examine why.
– Did an event occur that impacted the marriage: Life is difficult, and for married couples, the strains of family and work balance may prove too extreme. In some cases, a spouse may seek connection outside the marriage in the form of an affair. It may become physical or remain an emotional relationship, but in any event… Read More

Happy News

With Denmark taking in thousands of refugees, one of their publishers, Mediabrands Content Studio, was inspired to release a free children’s book for Ukrainian children.

The book, titled “Welcome to Denmark,” is a charming booklet introducing refugees to the country. It highlights similarities between their two cultures to make them feel more at ease, and it released all 20,000 copies within the first 72 hours.

Divorce May Be Harder On Teens Than Younger Children

If world events over the past couple of years have convinced you to end your marriage, you may be ready to start the next chapter of your life. Still, you are likely to have some complex emotions about your divorce. These may include anger, resentment, sadness and uncertainty.

Your divorce may take a similar toll on the emotional well-being of the young ones in your family. If you have teens, though, you can expect the end of your marriage to be harder on them than it is on their younger siblings.
– A Painful Family Change: According to Psychology Today, divorce forces kids to endure a painful family change. Fortunately, there are probably ways to help your children cope with divorce-related pain. Checking in regularly with the young members of your family may help you gauge their emotional health.
– Hormonal Changes in Teens: You should keep particularly close tabs on your teens. After all, as they mature, teenagers go through a number of hormonal changes. These changes can make stressful events seem insurmountable. If your teen disengages, rebels or declines academically, he or she may be reacting to your divorce.
– Professional help: To help your teen make it through your divorce, you may want to seek cooperation from your soon-to-be ex-spouse. If the two of you can present a united front… Read More

What Are Some Essential Topics For Your Parenting Plan?

As you plan out your life after divorce, the health and well-being of your children are likely one of your top priorities.

Being able to include important topics and guidelines in your parenting plan can help you relax and feel confident in your children’s futures.
– Scheduling and Holidays: According to Psychology Today, one of the biggest changes is determining where your children will go for each holiday or family gathering. Making it clear who is responsible for the children at different times during the week or month is important for planning long-term.
– Healthcare and Safety: Having written plans in place in the event of a health emergency can help prevent panic if a problem happens unexpectedly. This plan should include all your children’s allergies and the names of the doctors your children regularly see.
– Future Plans and Schooling: While your children may be younger when you divorce, it does not mean you should not plan ahead for what schools they may attend in the future. Having a plan with your ex-spouse that covers religious education and any future school tuitions can… Read More