Going back to English Common Law, there was a doctrine called the "Tender Years" Doctrine. Through the 1970s, the Tender Years Doctrine was a valid legal principle in many states, including Texas. Under the Tender Years Doctrine, mothers, not ... » Learn More about Who is a fit parent in Texas?
Whether pest control, carpentry, or how to change a car battery, the enterprising go-getter can now find instructions for just about any project online. What used to take apprenticeships, on the job training, a degree, and copious amounts of sheer ... » Learn More about Do it Yourself Divorce in Texas
For couples who aren’t quite ready to tackle divorce, separation can be a great precursor, giving them time and space to figure out what they really want to do. At Neal Ashmore, we’ve helped many clients settle into separation, and one question we’re ... » Learn More about Texas Separation Requirements Before Divorce
If you’re trying to chart out how much of your life you’re about to devote to divorce, the answer probably isn’t going to make you happy. Because the truth is? We have no idea. How long it takes to get a divorce in Texas depends on a host of ... » Learn More about How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in Texas?
Being married has a lot of benefits, but an easy breakup certainly isn’t one of them. Gone are the days of drafting a vague breakup text and calling it good. In order to dissolve a marriage, you must file a complaint of divorce, which, among other ... » Learn More about Grounds for Divorce in Texas
If you have a family member or loved one die, you may be surprised or even shocked to find that their Will is very different from what you were expecting. Especially if you had seen a copy of the Will previously, but the Will being presented now is ... » Learn More about What Makes a Will Invalid?
For Texas couples who are just embarking on the often-draining journey of divorce, it might be confusing at the outset. Divorce may seem like a simple parting of ways, but in marriages with children, shared property or unequal incomes, there's plenty ... » Learn More about Making sense of divorce
It is crucial to choose a lawyer experienced and trained in the collaborative process for the collaborative case to be successful. Many lawyers are great lawyers in litigated cases. Many are great negotiators. If your lawyer has not been trained in ... » Learn More about How to Choose Your Collaborative Divorce Attorney
In past blogs, we addressed the Three "Baby Steps" to take when Thinking about a Divorce and Five Questions to Ponder when trying to find the RIGHT Lawyer to Hire for a Family Law Matter. In this blog, we are going to tackle "how do I do it" ... » Learn More about Three Steps to Take to Find the “RIGHT” Lawyer for your Family Law Matter
As attorneys, one question we’re often asked is, “How much is my divorce going to cost me?” While there’s no “one stop shop” answer to that, we’d be lying if we didn’t acknowledge that getting divorced can be expensive. The exact amount, however, ... » Learn More about Attorney Retainers and Divorce Costs