Author: Leslie Barrows

Celebrating National Adoption Day: What You Can Do

Nov 11, 2020
Would You Consider Adopting or Being a Foster Parent? National Adoption Day raises awareness of children in foster care who need permanent families and forever homes. Since 2000, courts and...

Ex Parte Communications: Do Not Email the Judge

Oct 23, 2020
Preserving Fairness in Divorce Courts and Cases: Ex Parte Communications The Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and local court rules provide the format for information and evidence to be used...

Divorce, Joint Debts, and Student Loans in Texas

Oct 7, 2020
Divorce with Joint Debts During Marriage in Texas Texas divorce and family laws treat joint debts during marriage like other property which is either community property or separate property. Community...

Alcohol Monitoring in Child Custody Cases

Sep 23, 2020
Alcohol Monitoring is an Issue in Child Custody Cases, Especially During COVID-19 When alcohol use turns into abuse or alcoholism, the best interests of the child are an important focus...

COVID-19 Challenges with Kids, Possession Schedules, and School Schedules

Sep 10, 2020
Kids, Possession Schedules, School Schedules, and COVID-19 Challenges September is here and there are yellow busses on the road, some more full than others as divorced parents face common challenges...

Back to School Schedules: The 2021 Academic Year and Virtual School

Aug 21, 2020
In-Person or Virtual Learning, Back to School Schedules Impacting Co-Parenting Southlake family law attorney Leslie Barrows is a boy mom of three and understands the concerns of parents about school...

Dividing up Businesses During Divorce and COVID-19

Aug 11, 2020
Divorce and Property Division During COVID-19 Divorce is challenging and it is a significant life event, especially when there are businesses involved and property division issues. Even in great economic...

Estate Planning and Updates During COVID19 Coronavirus

Jul 22, 2020
Estate Planning for Everyone During COVID19 Coronavirus Do you have a will, power of attorney, and healthcare directives? At any given moment one of us or a family member could...

CPS Investigations During a Divorce

Jul 9, 2020
Steps to Take if There is a CPS Investigation During a Divorce Imagine being contacted by a Child Protective Services (“CPS”) caseworker intending to talk to your family in connection...

Prenups and Premarital Agreements in Texas

Jun 25, 2020
What Are Premarital Agreements in Texas? The Texas Family Code defines a premarital agreement as “an agreement made between prospective spouses in contemplation of marriage and to be effective on...