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Substance abuse and divorce, on blog

Substance Abuse and Divorce

Often, unhappy marriages lead to the use of substances as a means of coping. Alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs are...

What is my divorce going to cost? on blog

What is my divorce going to cost?

How much will my divorce cost?  It is one of the first questions I’m asked when meeting with a client for...

what you should know if you are considering divorce, on blog

What You Should Know If You Are Considering Divorce

The decision to divorce is never an easy one. Emotions are likely to be intense on both sides, which makes it...

Post divorce checklist- very important once your divorce is finalized- on blog

Post Divorce Checklist

There are many important items to consider when your divorce is final. Managing them all by yourself can feel overwhelming. Use the following checklist to determine key tasks that may need to be completed as you begin moving forward financially. 

Deciding to divorce, not a quick or easy decision, on blog

Deciding to Divorce: Not a Quick or Easy Decision

The decision to begin the divorce process can be frightening and the unknown overwhelming. In working with couples in divorce situations, it has been our experience that either one or both of them have known that the marriage was over for some time.

If is not not in writing it didn't happen, advice for parents dealing with school issues- on blog

If It Is Not In Writing It Didn’t Happen

Parents tell me every day what a teacher or principal told them. Sometimes what I hear is shocking. Oftentimes I hear something that does not match what the law requires. But when it comes time to prove it, it becomes a "he said – she said" match, which rarely ends well for parents.

Your pets in a divorce, addressed on blog

Not Always Free to a Good Home – Your Pets in a Divorce

In the event you or someone you know are thinking about a divorce, consider what you want to do about your pets.  While there is no standard possession schedule for pets after divorce, a skilled family law attorney can help you navigate the divorce process, weighing the facts that would lead to a favorable outcome.

Melinda Eitzen Mediation

Mediation: 5 Commonly Asked Questions


D Magazines Best Lawyers In Dallas Event 2019

(In Photo from left to right- Jody Johnson, Carla Calabrese & Marilea Lewis) We had so much fun at this years...

D+E Donates $50,000 in Honor of Judge Hartman – Headnotes May 2019

Duffee + Eitzen Honors Judge Merrill L. Hartman’s Legacy By Michelle Alden (original article posted from Dallas Bar Association –...

Lisa Duffee, Marilea W. Lewis, and Melinda Eitzen – Best Lawyers 2019 D Magazine

“Duffee + Eitzen, a powerful name in the Dallas family law arena, has recently joined forces with former family law Judge...

Moore vs. Moore

CASE OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER MOORE V. MOORE Facts: Husband and Wife were divorced in 2005. In the decree, the trial...

4 Steps to a Healthier Marriage with Jim Dolan

We were lucky to interview Psychotherapist Jim Dolan on keys to a healthy marriage. From Jim’s Website: “I have been called...

Judge Hartman

We celebrated Judge Merrill Hartman this month beginning with the re-dedication of the Merril Hartman Courtroom where we were truly moved...

4 Ways To Stay Healthy During A Divorce

Janurary is all about a fresh start. #1       Hire an individual counselor I tell everyone that is going through a divorce to...

In the Interest of D.S.H.

Case of the Month January 2019 In the Interest of D.S.H.  2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 7889 (Tex. App. – Beaumont September...

Why Are There So Many Divorces Filed In January?

Why are so many divorces filed in January? Fact: There are more divorce petitions filed in January than any other month. ...

Congratulations Melinda Eitzen & Lisa Duffee For Being Named Top Attorneys in Fort Worth 2018!

Read Full List of Top Attorneys in Fort Worth Magazine’s December Issue

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Fall Patio Party 2018

This year, we were proud to Sponsor SMU VanSickle Family Law Clinic at our bi-annual Patio Party 2018! Thank you so...