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The Latest With Lewis – May 2024

Teeing Off Together: Our Team’s Day at Top Golf!

Here is a glimpse of a recent outing that brought our team together in a unique and joyful way. In April, our firm held a team-building event at Top Golf, combining fun, laughter, and a little friendly competition.

We believe that a strong team is the foundation of great service. This day out was a perfect opportunity for our attorneys and staff to strengthen our bonds and enhance our teamwork, ensuring that we continue to provide our clients with exceptional support and guidance.

From swinging golf clubs to sharing stories, the event was a resounding success. We left the venue more connected than ever, ready to bring that renewed energy and teamwork into serving our clients better.

How Is Child Custody Determined During a Divorce?

Two types of child custody have to be divided during a divorce. The first is physical custody or parenting time, and the second is legal custody, or the ability to make crucial decisions for the child – such as where they go to school or what medical care they get.

When couples get divorced, both types of custody need to be divided. They may be divided evenly or unevenly, and both types can be divided differently. Someone may get legal custody without physical custody, for instance. If the court has to make this determination and hand out a custody order, how do they determine the ideal outcome:

– Focusing on the Child’s Best Interests: Overall, the court is just seeking a solution that puts the child’s best interests first. This means that every case is unique and the court has to look at a variety of factors, such as… Read More

The Way You View Money Could Cause Divorce

In some cases, a divorce happens when a couple doesn’t have enough money and struggles to make ends meet. In other cases, divorce comes to relatively wealthy couples because they feel a sense of freedom and they know that they don’t need to stay married just for financial support. In both ways, money can be involved in the divorce process.

But there’s one other area to consider, as well: Simply the way that you and your spouse view money could cause problems in your marriage. You may have different perspectives, different goals and different opinions. Some couples can change their positions or compromise, but other couples find that this creates constant stress.

– How Could This Happen: One example is if you are a saver and your spouse is a spender. You fundamentally look at money differently, as your spouse values the experiences they can have by spending money and you value the stability you get by saving it. It’s not about figuring out who’s right and who is wrong. Both perspectives are equally valid and you could argue that either one is right.

– Dividing Assets: If you are getting divorced… Read More

Happy News

In a groundbreaking initiative, a Texas food bank has embarked on an innovative approach to addressing hunger and housing insecurity. By constructing affordable housing units right next to their distribution center, the food bank aims to provide holistic support to individuals and families in need. This transformative project not only ensures access to nutritious meals but also offers stable housing, empowering vulnerable populations to break the cycle of poverty and achieve greater stability.

Through this pioneering endeavor, the food bank exemplifies a commitment to community welfare that extends beyond traditional food assistance. By addressing the interconnected challenges of hunger and homelessness, the organization fosters hope and resilience among those facing adversity. This inspiring collaboration between food assistance and housing initiatives serves as a powerful example of compassion and solidarity, demonstrating the profound impact that innovative approaches to community care can have on improving lives.

Pet Spotlight: Help Find a Loving Home

This month, we’ve partnered with Dallas Animal Services to feature a few adorable animals who are ready to become a cherished part of your family.

On the left, meet Snow White. Snow is a two year old, ninety-three pound female dog who is as relaxed as they come. While she may be a little shy at first, she loves people. Snow is not the best with other dogs, but she does have the biggest heart to make a great companion for you! Read More

In the middle, meet Cuddle Muffin. Cuddle Muffin is a four year old, seventeen pound, male cat who loves to cuddle. Whether you are working or watching tv, Cuddle Muffin will always want to be on your lap. Hopefully, you can still focus while he purrs as loud as he can. Read More

On the right, meet Buster. Buster is a three year old, sixty-five pound male dog who is a very good boy. Buster is house trained, kennel trained, leash trained, and great with other dogs! Buster is not the biggest fan of men in his home but he sure loves to play with women and children. Read More

Adoptions at Dallas Animal Services are free and include spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip, custom ID tag, a certificate for a free post-adoption health exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, and more. Dallas Animal Services is located at 1818 North Westmoreland Road and is open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit BeDallas90.org to learn more.