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Can Grandparents Get Custody of Their Grandchildren?


 fPublished June 17, 2020 by Shane Kersh Sometimes family law is not about a mom and dad, or a husband and wife. Sometimes, grandparents become entangled in lawsuits because they have little or no choice but to intervene.That certainly was the case with Jim and Eda. Jim and Eda were well on their way to enjoying a simpler time.Both had retired...
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Shane Kersh-Time for Change


Published on June 4, 2020 by Shane Kersh As most Americans, I am appalled and outraged by the tragic and unnecessary deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.I am equally appalled and outraged by the rioting and violence committed by groups such as Antifa. Both George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were killed as the result of corrupt and...
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My ex has filed an enforcement against me for non-payment of child support…what do I do?


Published April 30, 2020 by Shane Kersh Unfortunately, this is something we are going to see a lot of.Good people-who have never been late in paying court ordered child support-have lost their jobs or been placed on furlough. Some folks are eligible to receive unemployment, but even that does not go very far when the person has a mortgage, car paym...
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What happens during a Texas Divorce

 So what does a Texas divorce really mean?!? Published March 15, 2020 by Shane Kersh There are usually three main parts to a Texas divorce with children.  First, is the dissolution of the marriage either, with or without a fault ground. Second, would be the just and right division of the marital estate, along with confirmation of any sepa...
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What is happening with Texas Family Law Courts during COVID-19

How are Texas Family Law Courts being conducted during COVID-19 Shelter in Place  Published April 15, 2020 by Shane Kersh There have been lost of questions about how family law courts are being conducted during the COVID-19 shelter in place. For the most part, the courts are closed for hearings and trials that were originally set, and are not ...
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Visitation with Children and COVID-19

Do I get to see my children during COVID-19 Shelter In Place?  ​All periods of possession and access (visitation) should be as routine as before the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember, most trial courts and the Texas Supreme Court have said that the terms for visitation as set by the original order shall be followed.  Additionally, the original ...
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Receiving Child Support and COVID-19

What if I'm not getting child support due to COVID-19  Unfortunately, the Covid-19 Pandemic has caused a great deal of stress on families and the family law system.  If you are not receiving your court ordered child support due to COVID-19 that only adds to the stress and anxiety. There are remedies for you, however, none of those are goi...
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Child Support Payments and COVID-19

 What if I can't pay my child support due to COVID-19 There are lots of questions about child support payments during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Remember that even if you've been laid off or placed on furlough, you still have to pay your court ordered child support under the existing order.  However, there are steps you can take to protect y...
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COVID-19 Shelter in Place and Visitation

The Supreme Court of Texas has issued another advisory opinion stating that the shelter in place order does not affect possession and access to the children.  This means that parents must continue to follow the language of the order and the original school calendar regarding visitation.  Please make sure you are following the order t...
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Kersh Law Firm Update II-COVID-19

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Kersh Law Firm Update II-COVID-19 Published March 23, 2020 by Shane Kersh   To all our current and past clients, I want to take a minute to give you another update during these trying times. The Kersh Law Firm will be open and operating at full staff until we are told otherwise. The Kersh Law Firm is fully invested in resources that will allow...
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How Does COVID-19 Affect Possession And Access Of The Children

Published March 19, 2020 by Shane Kersh

COVID-19 and Visitation

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Unfortunately, the entire world has been turned upside down by the outbreak of COVID-19, and Texas Family Law certainly is not immune.

Most courts are closed to all matters except for mandatory or emergency settings. This list would include CPS cases, protective orders, writ of habeas corpus and some temporary restraining orders. This unfortuante circumstance makes it impossible to set matters for a hearing-meaning that there will be many issues that will need to wait to be heard and decided by the courts.

Our office has received numerous calls from clients (and non-clients) about how to handle periods of possession and access for the children. Some folks are refusing to return the children, while others are concerned about long distance travel for their kids.

The Supreme Court of Texas has issued emergency orders on this matter, and I’m advising our clients is to follow the original order and the language of the original published school calendar.

The emergency order states,"possession and access shall not be affected by the school’s closure that arises from an epidemic or pandemic, including what is commonly referred to as the COVID-19 pandemic."

I have no idea how the courts will handle all of the enforcements which are sure to come, but I highly advise people not put themselves in a position to find over a selfish act.

To be the best family lawyer for our clients, I would hope we all use common sense during this time and simply advise our clients to follow the court’s order and put the children first.

Published March 19, 2020 by Shane Kersh

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461st Judicial District Court

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What a world of difference the newly formed 461st Judicial District Court  has made to the practice of family law in Brazoria County. Along, with the 300th Judicial District Court, Brazoria County has come of age in the arena of family law.  Brazoria County has needed an additional family law court for years.  It's finally here. The ...
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About Shane Kersh


About Shane Kersh Updated January 14, 2020 by Shane Kersh There are so many blogs explaining who someone is-or wants to be. Almost every law firm has a site dedicated to telling people about the lawyers and support staff. But, do these cookie cutter paragraphs really help folks understand who the person is? Not usually. Most of the time the po...
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7 Steps to Follow During a Texas Custody Case (Don't Make a Critical Mistake)

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Published 6/12/2019 by: Shane There is no single definition.  Generally, a mistake is defined as any act or omission that either harms your children or damages your position in the case. Over the years, it’s amazing what I’ve witnessed clients and opposing parties do during the litigation phase of a custody case. I’ve seen a father who had jus...
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What to do Before Divorce: 5 Tips You Must Follow-(Shane Kersh)

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    What to do Before a Divorce: 5 Tips You Must Follow (which actually work)   June 3, 2019 BY Shane Considering divorce is one of the hardest things a person can do. Planning for a divorce usually means things have gone past the point of no return-and with that comes feelings of sadness, defeat and maybe even betrayal. However...
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When Is It Too Late to File for or Modify Child Support?

In just about every divorce involving children, some child support arrangements will be made. But not every divorce is the same, and not all go as planned. And even if a child support agreement seems perfect at the time, circumstances can change. Whatever the reason, you may find yourself trying to file a child support agreement, enforce or modify ...
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How Effective Is Mediation in Child Custody Disputes?

Disputes over child custody can be among the most heated. After all, the stakes are incredibly high when the issue of being able to see your own children is on the line. As a result, it may seem like the prospect of ever reaching an agreement with your child's other parent is highly unlikely, but mediation can often lead to surprisingly positive re...
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5 Things You Need To Know About Divorce and Your Finances

Before committing to going through a divorce, make sure you are prepared for the financial changes that divorce brings. Going through a divorce is one of the worst situations you want to get yourself caught in, but no matter how you want to keep the fire burning between you and your better half, things seem like you are better off alone. Divor...
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Pearland Divorce Attorney

Shane leads a legal team that  takes a personalized approach to every case. Any family law solution involves careful consideration of your unique circumstances. When we take your case, our team will invest the time necessary to really learn about you and your concerns, about your family and their needs, and about your financial situation. We w...
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