How to read your Texas Decree of Divorce

Understanding your Choices for a Better Divorce....
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Welcome to a Kids First Parents Second Course. Matt Sossi will be your instructor. Matt has been a Texas Family law attorney since 1992. In less than thirty minutes you will be able to understand the basics of the language typically contained in a Texas parenting plan.

Matt will take you through popular myths and misunderstandings that lead to unnecessary conflict. This is the only course available that will help divorcing parents understand their choices PRIOR to filing for divorce. This is also the only course that helps divorcing parents understand that while divorce does not necessarily affect children, conflict does.

What are the requirements?

  • Read the A to Z guide to Cooperative Parenting
  • Ask your lawyer for a draft of your parenting plan, you may want to read it while you are taking our course!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Read their parenting plan
  • Understand the rights provided each parent by the Texas Family Code
  • Interpret and apply a Standard Possession Order

What is the target audience?

  • Every parent who is involved in a divorce should take this case where minor children are involved.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Basics.....
Rights and Duties
Possession and Access
8 questions

Lets remember what we have learned.

Understanding child and medical support obligations....
Section 3: Welcome to Kids First Parents Second
You Have a Choice!
Pros and Cons of Civil Litigation vs Collaborative Techniques
Divorce doesn't hurt kids, your conflict does....
Teenagers and Divorce ......
Just Because I Smile Does not mean Everything is okay....
What we want you to know....
Section 4: The Key to Effective Communication
An introduction to the A-Z Guide to Effective Communication.....
How to manage misunderstandings before its too late....
Section 5: Thank you for taking our course!
Stop, Think and LIsten

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Instructor Biography

Matt Sossi, Attorney and Executive Director of Kids First Parents Second, a 501c3 nonprofit organization

Matt Sossi has been a family law attorney in the State of Texas since 1992. Handling a high volume practice, Matt has handled hundreds if not thousands of divorce cases in his twenty three years of practice.

Five years ago Matt decided to help parents resolve their divorce cases through a team based approach that involved the participation of professionals in the mental health arena.

Three years ago, Matt decided to create a child focused curriculum that would help parents focus on the needs of their children during the divorce process. Matt believes strongly that child focused programs minimize conflict in divorce AND help children better adjust to life after divorce. Matt has written two books to help parents minimize conflict and one to help children of divorce. Matt has created a free app on Itunes to help children cope with life during the divorce process (KFPS).

Matt believes that online parenting courses for divorce need to teach parents two basic things: 1. That they have a choice in how they resolve their conflict, and 2. That conflict hurts kids. Matt believes that these two basic principles are necessary to move parents towards moving away from courtroom conflict and towards resolving their dispute through collaborative practices. If that is considered revolutionary, so be it.

In 2015 Matt, his wife Rebecca, and his daughter Robin founded Kids First Parents Second, a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. One hundred percent of proceeds from this online course will go to fund our mission at Kids First Parents Second.

Instructor Biography

Ms. Robin Pittman, Legal Assistant of Matt Sossi and Vice President of KFPS

I am the legal assistant at the Law Office of Matt Sossi. I have a general knowledge of helping parents understand and read their Texas Orders in Family Law Cases. I worked together with Matt Sossi in presenting the material for "Understanding Your Texas Order." I am also the Vice President of Kids First Parents Second and am in charge of the nonprofit's social media for facebook, linkedin and youtube.

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