DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW

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Coronavirus (COVID-19), Texas Family Courts, and Spring Break

By Alexandra M. Geczi and James V. Esh on March 16, 2020 On Thursday evening last week, after a state of emergency had been declared, a  fire storm began brewing among Texas and Dallas family law attorneys regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect visitation schedules in Texas, particularly Spring Break.  The visitation…

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Recognizing Financial Abuse & Ways To Protect Your Client

Domestic violence takes many forms, and financial abuse is one of them. Financial abuse, which is sometimes also referred to as economic abuse, is a powerful tool used by an abuser to exert control over a relationship. Attorney and women’s lawyer, Alexandra Geczi, recently authored an article for the Dallas Bar Association to help attorneys…

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2019 Best Lawyers Award

Alexandra Geczi PLLC is thrilled to announce that Alexandra Geczi has been selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers list in Family Law Mediation! Best Lawyers uses a peer-reviewed, multi-phase selection process to identify the best lawyers in Texas and the United States. While this award is an honor, it is also recognition of our commitment to excellence…

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2019 Texas Super Lawyers Award

Alexandra Geczi PLLC is thrilled to announce that Alexandra Geczi has been selected to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list in Family Law!  Only 5% of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Super Lawyers is an annual rating service that uses peer reviews and independent research to create a distinctive list of outstanding attorneys. This marks the…

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Child Support Guideline Update- What You Need to Know

The Office of the Attorney General recently announced that the guideline cap for child support has been raised. Per the Texas Family Code, the guideline cap is adjusted every six years to account for inflation. Using the consumer price index, this year’s adjustment brings the cap from $8,550 to $9,200 beginning September 1, 2019. This…

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Choose a Better Divorce

At Alexandra Geczi, PLLC, we believe that there is a better way to divorce, and our team has the experience and dedication to help you find the best way forward. We believe that divorce can be an opportunity to set yourself free and pursue the life you’ve always wanted, and as divorce lawyers, our goal…

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Your Guide to Divorce Planning

The dissolution of a marriage doesn’t often happen overnight. It usually begins years earlier. Ironically, brides will spend months, even years, planning their dream wedding, yet a couple rarely gives much thought to planning their “dream divorce.” However, planning for your divorce (a.k.a. marriage exit strategy) can save you thousands of dollars, loads of stress,…

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What’s the Difference Between Criminal and Civil Protective Orders in Texas?

When you’re faced with an abusive or threatening situation at home, what are your options? Do you call the police? Do you call a lawyer? Do you stay quiet? Whatever you do, don’t bury your head in the sand. Speaking up can be one of the hardest things you do, but it can save your…

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Four Ways to Financially Prepare for Divorce

When faced with a divorce, one of the biggest concerns that many people have is how they will come out of the ordeal financially. Whether you are the person who is petitioning for the divorce or you are the respondent, it is important to take steps to protect your financial well-being as you prepare to…

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Helping Your Friends Through the Divorce Process

A professional colleague of ours recently contacted us looking for legal advice for a friend who was going through a divorce. We get calls like this every month. Below is a summary of our conversation. “My friend reached out to me last night about a divorce. I don’t know the first thing about divorce, but…

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Testimonials

I was happy to have Alexandra represent me in the fastest divorce ever! She listened to me and what I wanted and we worked well together.

I had a lot of fears going in. It feels as if the weight of the world is on your shoulders and you question how you will handle being alone, raising kids on your own, being able to afford your current lifestyle. While stressful Alex and I drafted the original agreement and I was able to base it off of the things that I wanted, which helped ease my fears.

The first year after my divorce was hard, there is so much to deal with. However now I feel relief, we are doing good, handled all the ‘firsts’ and I feel confident about the years to come. Friends, family and faith helped me get through. My kids are doing great as well; Alex helped us to able to stay in our home, school and church and I was able to be around more which was important as they needed stability and are very well adjusted.

For many years, I’ve referred friends and potential clients to Alex. Then, a few years ago, I needed help with my own divorce. Alex was professional, smart, practical, responsive, and incredibly supportive without being even a little bit patronizing. That’s exactly what I needed as a client. I’m a litigator, but I know nothing about the family courts or divorce proceedings. Alex patiently responded to my questions and explained the process, providing the clear advice I needed.

A.H., Financial Manager & Mother

I chose Alex because I liked her style as an attorney. She was ready to fight for me while still being reasonable and objective.

I had many fears going into my divorce, especially with regards to my young daughter, such as what would happen with custody, and would I lose time with her to my husband. But I trusted Alex, and my only regret is that I didn’t take more of her advice. I wanted to avoid court costs and was dealing with guilt, emotional stress, and abusive behavior from my bullying husband. I just wanted it to be over. Thankfully, I did listen to her with regards to a very comprehensive final divorce decree. Everything is in writing, and I refer back to it often when dealing with my ex, which gives me peace of mind.

Now, almost 2 years after my divorce, I am a million times better. I still have fears, but I am in a much better place to deal with them. And I find comfort in knowing that I can still reach out to Alex and her team when I have questions and concerns. I gladly recommend Alex and her firm to family and friends.

A.H., Financial Manager & Mother

Alex represented me in my divorce, and I wouldn’t be where I am now without her!

The first time I met Alex she gave me a good impression by giving me a roadmap the divorce process. As someone who is very detail oriented knowing what to expect is very important. She was personable, listened to me and I liked the idea of having a female attorney. Alex and her staff are very approachable and always returned my calls, unlike other attorneys I have worked with.

One of my biggest motivators during the divorce process was to be a good example for my daughter. Even though I had financial fears and felt like my world was falling apart; I was her biggest role model, and I had to show her that I could move on with my life without regret and that I didn’t need a man by my side to have dignity and to be respected. My daughter, at 25 years old now, recently finished her Master’s degree in neuroscience, and yesterday she paid off all her student loan debt. Needless to say I am proud, and she is doing great as well.

I am still financially recovering but that will be corrected in a couple years. I am happy to say that life is normal again now, I am ok with being myself. I am happy answering to myself alone and my friends and family tell me that I look happy. I hope that someday I can return the favor that so many gave me by helping others that are also going through a divorce.

B.A., working mom

Regarding his team’s mortgage specialist, John Snell:

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the work John did for me over the past year. He was great throughout the entire process and I could not have asked for a better recommendation to help me thru this part of the divorce. He was a valuable asset to my team and I really appreciate his efforts. He was always prepared and my closing literally took 30 minutes. All the numbers he told me were spot on and there were absolutely no surprises at all. He made sure that [my ex] will be taken care of as well in getting her money timely, etc. You have picked excellent recommendations and I wanted to let you know I appreciate the people you associate with that are professional and do outstanding work. I certainly will make sure you and your recommendations are passed on to anyone who may be in need of their services.

Regarding our attorney, Allison Aryal:

I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the job Allison did. She was extremely professional and organized. She had everything prepared and made the entire visit to the court seamless and stress free. Allison has been great following up with me and making sure I was taken care of properly. I service clients in my job and I understand what good service is and I appreciate it when I get that in return. I simply wanted to make you aware and make sure you recognize her.

When initially beginning my divorce, I opted for an aggressive firm with a high price tag. $10k later my divorce was not complete. I was in a bad place mentally and financially. On a friend’s recommendation, I contacted Ms. Geczi. From the first time I spoke with her I was put at ease. The best way I can describe her is a “professional with a heart.” She worked with me financially to complete the divorce in an efficient and in the least stressful manner I felt possible. I would never wish divorce upon anyone, but if it were to happen to any one of my loved ones, I would highly recommend Ms. Geczi’s keen expertise.

A.G. – IT Professional

Although my divorce was a difficult time in my life, your help and steady advice made the process evolve smoothly and without further stress. My ex and I have a positive relationship today and we work together closely with our two kids – you played a part in helping us start along that path.

Alex was an incredible support during and after my divorce. She provided me the support to deal with the most difficult decision of my life. Alex has also continued to be an incredible resource for me to understand and make the complicated legal requirements of a divorce that involves children SIMPLE. She is a professional powerhouse and emotionally intelligent when dealing with difficult people. She was the only positive and dependable part of my divorce. Alex was the best decision I made in my divorce.

A.B. – Director of Key Accounts

GOT RESULTS FOR US

We were at our wits end with a CPS case. When we first met Alex, she was professional, knowledgeable and extremely realistic. She gave us instant peace. She went above and beyond to get results. She even did the work of others to make sure she got results for us. She kept us informed of everything going on as soon as it happened and told us what she was going to do. We were able to walk into the courtroom with our heads held high and with the confidence, knowing our attorney could handle anything that was thrown at her. She has been the best attorney I have ever ran into. She was with us every step of the way. If you want an attorney with results and passion, she is the one. If in the future if we ever need counsel, Alex will be the first call I make.

S.H. – Stay-at-home mom

I recently worked with Alexandra on a significant revision to an existing Marital Agreement. To accommodate my busy travel schedule, we collaborated extensively via E-mail and phone calls that kept the process moving forward while minimizing the need for visits to her office. I was extremely pleased with the outcome, as well as the personal service and reasonable cost.

N.C. – Senior Business Leader

Mrs. Geczi was professional, courteous and concerned. I felt in good hands from the start to the end of my divorce case. She advised me very professionally, and I received great value for the money. I would absolutely recommend her service.

J.H. – Manager of Financial Operations

I was referred to Alexandra by a friend who had used her services and spoke well of her. I found Alexandra and her team friendly and knowledgeable, and the best group anyone in a legal bind could hope to work with.

J.N., Bank Administrator