You would think that grandparents have an automatic right to see their grandchildren if the parents get divorced even if one or both parents object to that visitation, but that is not the way it is. In 2000, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held that the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment “protects the fundamental right of parents to make decisions concerning the care, … [Read more...] about Grandparents Rights in Texas
Many divorcing parents believe that after a divorce, they will never have to speak to their spouse again. On the contrary, when children are involved in a divorce, communication is essential to successful co-parenting which can help ease the process for the children during and after the divorce. At the Whittemore Law Firm, we believe a solid parenting plan featuring co-parenting can help … [Read more...] about What is Co-Parenting?
Child support is money one parent pays to the other parent to help pay for costs involved in raising the children. These costs include money for basic needs such as food, housing, clothes, and medical care. It also includes payments for school supplies and extracurricular activities. For younger children, it includes the cost of day care. The party who pays child support is … [Read more...] about What is Child Support?
One of the major tasks divorcing couples face is how to divide their assets and debts. Under Texas law, all property accumulated during the marriage is presumed to be community property which is owned equally by both parties. The same principle applies to accumulated debt. The first step a divorcing person needs to take is to make an inventory of all their assets and debts. The … [Read more...] about Divorce: How Do Assets and Debts Get Divided?
We worked with Nancy for our step parent adoption. She was our amicus attorney. She was wonderful to work with! She went above and beyond with our case. She was great when talking with and meeting our children and made them feel comfortable. She stayed in contact with us and updated us as the case went on. She was very easy to reach throughout our case and willing to answer any questions we had … [Read more...] about Best experience with a Lawyer we have ever had!
Nancy represented me in a divorce case. She explained the process clearly and the stages to expect during the progression. Nancy knows the laws and what is allowed and not allowed. She clarifies the legal language to the common person and helps you to understand what is fair and equitable to you and your family. I found her to be very punctual and returned phone calls and emails within a timely … [Read more...] about Conscientious, Fair and Reasonable
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Texas’s Family Law Attorney Nancy Whittemore as 2019 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are … [Read more...] about Nancy Whittemore Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2019 AIOFLA’s 10 Best in Texas For Client Satisfaction
For many people, filing for a divorce is not easy. They weigh their options and consider many factors. The big question they ask themselves is, “Should I stay or should I go?” If you are asking yourself this, there are two main topics that will need to be determined should you file for divorce: 1) The children; and 2) The money. What About the Children? Many spouses argue about … [Read more...] about Should I Stay or Should I Go
"I just want to take the time to thank you for helping me through a very difficult and challenging process. I applaud you for the work you do. Your work ethic and care for your client definitely showed. You came highly recommended and you did not disappoint. Nancy, thank you for taking the time to educate, guide, and encourage me to remove the emotion and see this like a business deal that … [Read more...] about Guidance and Encouragement
"I felt at peace my first meeting with Nancy. It was a blessing working with her. She was very knowledgeable, efficient, organized, detail-oriented, and met all deadlines. She was always available to listen to my concerns and answer my questions all while keeping me updated and informed. Her depth of insight was invaluable as well as her care and concern for me and my children through this painful … [Read more...] about Depth of Insight with Care and Concern