4 Common Questions About Child Custody You Need to Know

Determining how decisions will be made for the children, how parenting time will be allocated between the parents, and how the children's expenses will be paid are some of the greatest stressors for many parents facing divorce. Ideally, parents will work together to come up with a plan to resolve these issues. When parents can't reach agreements on their own, a parenting facilitator may be appointed to help the Read More

Money Secrets: Common Factors in Many Texas Divorces

You and your spouse have a unique relationship that is unlike any other couple's in Texas or beyond. You may find, however, that you share certain things in common with other spouses-namely either a spoken or unspoken arrangement regarding money. For instance, perhaps you and your spouse have an agreement that you don't spend money without telling each other. But what happens if your spouse breaks the agreement? Read More

3 Ways Tax Reform Can Impact Your Divorce

Going through a divorce understandably takes time and energy, and can leave aspects of life left on the backburner. If you are separated from your spouse or going through a divorce, taxes are typically not top of mind. However, due to the recent tax reform bill, there are major changes that impact divorce. This bill has three specific areas to keep an eye on alimony, deductions, Read More

Helping Children Through Divorce: A Guide By Age

There is no question that divorce impacts a child's feelings of stability and emotional well-being. Many parents are committed to navigating through the divorce process in a way that minimizes the negative effects on their children's lives. In fact, it may be surprising to learn that for many children, the end of a broken marriage can actually be a relief, especially when there is a lot of conflict in the Read More

What to Know About Premarital Agreements

Premarital agreements, also commonly known as a "prenup" for short, aren't as exciting or heartwarming as wedding planning, but they can be just as important. Many people have an impression that a premarital agreement will encourage a future divorce, when actually having a well negotiated agreement in place can have the reverse effect and start a marriage with a common understanding. Making a Read More

Have a Collaborative Divorce You Can Be Proud Of

There's no doubt that the pain of a divorce is hard; ending a relationship, breaking up a family, and building a new life are surely enough to take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Traditional divorce practices can leave bitterness lingering for years, making the healing process drag out that much longer. In recent years a more common and effective approach to divorce has been collaborative divorce. Aside Read More

Staying Civil: Minimizing Conflict and Maximizing Calm During a Divorce

At Hargrave Family Law we strive to help clients minimize conflict and maximize successful outcomes. Using creative solutions, we prioritize our clients' well-being while reducing disruption of their lives as much as possible. For those who wish to avoid warfare, emotional trauma, and tens of thousands of dollars in legal and professional fees, it is possible to remain civil even throughout a heated divorce Read More

4 Common Questions About Child Custody You Need to Know

Determining how decisions will be made for the children, how parenting time will be allocated between the parents, and how the children's expenses will be paid are some of the greatest stressors for many parents facing divorce. Ideally, parents will work together to come up with a plan to resolve these issues. When parents can't reach agreements on their own, a parenting facilitator may be appointed to help the Read More

Why Collaborate?

There's no doubt that the pain of a divorce is hard; ending a relationship, breaking up a family, and building a new life are surely enough to take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Traditional divorce practices can leave bitterness lingering for years, making the healing process drag out that much longer. Over the past ten years, an effective approach to divorce has evolved, known as the Collaborative Read More

Telling Your Family Stories

For many parents who live in conflict, divorce is not the worst thing that can happen for children. For many children in high conflict households, divorce can bring relief if it ends the exposure to fighting. In fact, for parents who are able to get along post-divorce, children of divorced parents do very well growing up in two households. However, one common loss for children of divorced Read More