DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW

FOR WOMEN

A BRIEF Q&A ON STANDARD POSSESSION ORDERS FOR TEXAS PARENTS

The majority of Texas custody orders include a standard possession order (SPO) that specifies the time each parent will spend with the child. This order is the required custody and visitation schedule when you and your former spouse can’t agree on one of your own. It indicates, among other things: Where the child will spend…

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AN INTRODUCTION TO TEXAS GRANDPARENTS’ VISITATION RIGHTS

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. NBC’s Today show presented evidence that 54% of parents believe that their children spent more time with grandparents than they did when they were young. An estimated 22% of grandparents see their grandchildren on a daily basis, and one in 10 sets of parents rely on…

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WHAT EVERY COUPLE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE IN TEXAS

The decision to end your marriage by filing for divorce is one of the most stressful and challenging actions you may ever have to make. You know it’s the right thing to do, but the concept can be so overwhelming that you don’t know where to begin. Every state has its own divorce laws, so…

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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN DEVELOPING A FAIR VISITATION SCHEDULE

When you and your spouse divorce in Texas and children are involved, a judge will issue a custody order that includes a visitation schedule. It may be based on a Standard Possession Order, a custom schedule that the parents create, or special requirements for children under the age of three. The option you go with…

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TAKE CONTROL: 4 WAYS WOMEN CAN PREPARE FOR LIFE AFTER DIVORCE

When your marriage gets to that point where you know the end is in sight, you’ll likely be facing a variety of emotions. For many women, one of the most difficult feelings is that of uncertainty. Looking toward a future where all your plans need to change can seem overwhelming. While it may not be…

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5 WAYS YOU CAN SAVE MONEY IN YOUR DIVORCE

5 Ways to Save Money in a Divorce You can hire one attorney to draft the paperwork, with the understanding that the attorney represents just one or neither of you. Use a mediator to help you and your spouse work through your issues.  Visit our mediation page to learn more about the process. Collect and…

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CAN ONE LAWYER REPRESENT BOTH OF US IN A DIVORCE?

Clients often ask, “Can you represent both of us in our divorce?”  The answer is, “No, a lawyer can only represent one of you, even if your are in total agreement on all issues.” Not only is hiring one attorney for both of you unethical, but it can also be a bad idea.  A lawyer…

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TEXAS ADULT ADOPTION: WHERE DO I FILE?

Where do I file my adult adoption? Texas Family Code Sec. 162.502 states: JURISDICTION.  The petitioner shall file a suit to adopt an adult in the district court or a statutory county court granted jurisdiction in family law cases and proceedings by Chapter 25, Government Code, in the county of the petitioner’s residence. What does that mean?  It…

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TEXAS ADULT ADOPTION: DOES MY HUSBAND OR WIFE HAVE TO FILE WITH ME?

Yes. Under Texas Family Code Sec. 162.503(b), “If the petitioner is married, both spouses must join in the petition for adoption.” Why do married spouses have to file jointly for an adult adoption in Texas? One of the effects of an adult adoption is that the person being adopted loses the right to inherit from biological…

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WE HELP OUR CLIENTS WITH NAME CHANGES!

One of the things that makes it so great to work with us is that we offer things that our competitors don’t.  Our clients get the customer support and concierge service of a top law firm for a fraction of the cost. For our DIY adult adoptions and divorces, we include a special bonus that…

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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