One out of every four American children today lives in a single-parent home. Although the circumstances vary from home to home, many single-parent households face the same hurdles. With time and energy stretched thin, many single moms and dads worry about living up to the astronomical expectations we place on parents (and kids) today. It seems like there’s never enough hours in the day to finish all the required tasks, and there’s hardly ever time left for simple fun and games. But your kids only get one childhood and they’ll be grown and gone before you know it.
Go unplugged. Between work, school and other obligations, single parents are rarely able to spend as much time with their kid as they’d like to. Make the most of your time when you are together by staying disconnected – from your phone, computer, and the TV. Make it a habit to give your child some of your undivided attention every day.
Take it on the road. Get out of the house and go have some fun! Find activities that everyone enjoys and can provide an antidote to stress from work and school for young people and adults alike. Shake up the routine and check out a new fun event in your area, whether it be a rodeo, a play or a food festival. For teens and preteens, try a new workout together, take a shopping trip to their favorite outlet mall or hit up a game to cheer for their favorite team.
Get the band back together. Designate a standing family night – plan at least one night a week to stay in and hang out together for a few hours. It will be a welcome change from the usual routine of everyone running in different directions most families seem to do every evening. Get creative and keep it interactive – board games, make-your-own pizza, a seasonal craft project, bake cookies for a new neighbor – whatever gets everyone involved and having fun!
Our team of four lawyers provides clients with efficient and effective representation using extensive family law experience. Each of our attorneys is AV-rated based on Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system that reflects our lawyers’ ability and professionalism.
Bill Neal handles the most complex family law cases but his approach is very simple: protect the client at every turn. He is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists with over three decades of experience.
Jim Ashmore has a reputation that precedes him as one of the most formidable family law attorneys around. With over 100 cases under his belt, clients know they can count on Jim to help them through their most difficult situations. Jim handles divorce, child custody, and contested probate cases. He has also been appointed by the courts in Denton and Dallas counties to represent children involved in divorce cases.
Jake Collier has extensive training in mediation and arbitration to resolve any issues that may come up during divorce and custody cases. He previously served as the Judge of the 158th Judicial District County for 8 years. During that time, he presided over more than 100 jury trials, 1000 non-jury trials, and thousands of adversary hearings. Jake is a Qualified Mediator by the State Bar of Texas and has been for over two decades. He also served as a Municipal Judge in Lewisville from 1973-1979.
Scott Rewak has devoted his career to guiding people through their unique family law matters. He is highly experienced in cases involving divorce, child custody, modifications, paternity suits and premarital agreements, both in court trials and alternative dispute resolution arenas. Scott is licensed to practice law in Texas, New York and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.