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August is Make-a-Will Month! Understanding Community & Separate Property in Texas: Ownership & Control

This August, we invite you to join others in celebrating Make-a-Will Month. We’re thrilled to feature guest author Carissa Peterson of The Strong Firm P.C., who will provide valuable insights into estate planning, from simple wills to more complex needs. Texas law characterizes property acquired by spouses either community or separate property when property is… Read more »

August 2023 Advocate Spotlight: Kelley Wolf

We invite you to meet Kelley Wolf, nominated by Case Supervisor Victoria Warmuth. “In Kelley’s six years as an Advocate, she’s had 11 cases and has advocated for children with complex medical needs,” Victoria said. “She remains calm in the face of challenges and enjoys really connecting with school-aged youth.” We asked Kelley to share… Read more »

August is Make-a-Will Month! Estate Planning: A Sophisticated Plan for Complexities

This August, we invite you to join others in celebrating Make-a-Will Month. We’re thrilled to feature guest author Carissa Peterson of The Strong Firm P.C., who will provide valuable insights into estate planning, from simple wills to more complex needs. More sophisticated estate planning may be appropriate for people that: have sufficient net worth to… Read more »

August is Make-a-Will Month! Estate Planning: A Plan for Everyone

This August, we invite you to join others in celebrating Make-a-Will Month. We’re thrilled to feature guest author Carissa Peterson of The Strong Firm P.C., who will provide valuable insights into estate planning, from simple wills to more complex needs. A common misconception is that estate planning is for the wealthy, with an abundance of… Read more »

Heart of CASA: July 2023

The Heart of CASA is a series to highlight the aspects of our volunteer work. Advocacy for a child in care covers several activities from court hearings to visits with a child to conversations with parents. Each month, we’ll share a story of a small (or big!) moment from one of our cases that exemplifies… Read more »

July 2023 Advocate Spotlight: Janice Hewett

We invite you to meet Janice Hewett, nominated by Case Supervisor Destin Hudek. “Janice is working her first case since she was sworn in last September,” Destin said. “She has gone above and beyond for the children in this case. She makes more than the required monthly visit to both children, speaks to therapists, arranges… Read more »

Program Notes: July 2023

On June 26, 2018, a little over five years ago, I was sworn in as a volunteer Advocate by Judge Jerry Winfree. This anniversary has given me time to reflect on the changes that have taken place, and those we continue to work on. In 2018, we had no dedicated child protection court, no full-time… Read more »

Heart of CASA: June 2023

The Heart of CASA is a series to highlight the aspects of our volunteer work. Advocacy for a child in care covers several activities from court hearings to visits with a child to conversations with parents. Each month, we’ll share a story of a small (or big!) moment from one of our cases that exemplifies… Read more »

A Message from the President & CEO: July 2023

By Ann Marie Ronsman, President & CEO | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Happy summer! Swimming pools are full. Popsicles are dripping, and the AC is running. Summer in the south! One of my favorite summer memories is of riding in my mother’s wood-grained station wagon with my siblings and friends. We sat in… Read more »

June 2023 Advocate Spotlight: Sharon Daniels

We invite you to meet Sharon Daniels, nominated by Case Supervisor Erica Avedikian. “Sharon has a tremendous amount of compassion and empathy for the children she serves and their families,” Erica said. “She works to understand all aspects of a case, so that she can make recommendations in the best interests of a child. Sharon… Read more »