Prenuptial Agreements Can Address Certain Issues

Prenuptial agreements present Texas couples with an opportunity to understand each other's financial situation and make decisions about what should happen during a divorce. People who know that they will receive an inheritance often have an interest in separating these assets from the marital estate prior to exchanging vows. Potential income disparities between spouses resulting from one party's choice to forgo a Read More

What You Need to Know Before You Say “I Do” in Texas

When you are married and live in the State of Texas, there are rules that automatically apply to your marriage unless you enter into an formal agreement known as a premarital agreement (before marriage) or marital property agreement (after marriage).  Here is a list of common rules spouses are often "surprised" to learn apply to them:       1.     Spouses Have Read More

Top 10 Reasons Not to File for Divorce

Ask anyone who has been married for a long time, and they will likely tell you about a difficult time in their marriage. But just because marriage gets hard doesn't mean it's time to quit. In fact, some of the most rewarding marriages grow stronger after a period of great dissatisfaction. Here are some signs you might consider before giving up on your marriage: 1. You both remain open to getting help and Read More

Are There Any Drawbacks to Signing a Prenuptial Agreement?

If you are planning to marry in the near future, you are likely not planning on what will happen if your marriage ends at some point. Thinking about death or divorce before you even walk down the aisle may not seem like a romantic prospect, but it can be helpful to think about how you can protect your interests. One way you can do this is by creating a carefully prepared prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial Read More

Moving In Together or Getting Married After College Graduation?

Congratulations!  You're graduating from college, and you've met the love of your life!  You may think now is a great time to move in together, or maybe even tie the knot.  Have you thought about the legal consequences of making such heartfelt decisions?  You should! Students graduating from college, especially those who go on to graduate school such as medical or law Read More

What Can You Accomplish Through Divorce Mediation?

If you are facing the prospect of divorce and you want to minimize the stress and complications of this process, you are not alone. Like many others in Texas, you may want to find a way to approach your divorce that is both productive yet respectful. For many couples, the way to accomplish this is through divorce mediation. Mediation is a process of resolving legal disputes with the help of a third-party 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

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