I have been through the gamut during my four decades of practicing law when it comes to allowing children to give their opinion on matters such as where they want to live and when they want to see their parents. I saw the age a child can do this go ... » Learn More about 5 Reasons Children Should Not Talk to Judges Alone
If you are involved in a divorce in the State of Texas, chances are you are going to have a “Morality Clause” slapped on you. What is a “Morality Clause”? Well, in simple terms, it is a prohibition against a parent allowing anyone with whom they are ... » Learn More about The “Morality Clause” in child custody – helpful or harmful?
When you and your spouse decide to go your separate ways, the financial burdens and benefits you shared previously will be ultimately split between you. As a result, the financial consequences of divorce can be significant. Adding to that already ... » Learn More about Keeping divorce financially manageable
According to research conducted by the Pew Institute, as of January 2014 the number of American adults owning cell phones is 90%. A new study from Common Sense Media reveals that the percentage of U.S. children who've used a mobile device has jumped ... » Learn More about Top Ten Rules For Cellphones in Custody or Divorce Litigation
Texas residents who are planning a divorce may be interested in an article detailing some of the common mistakes that spouses make. Many of these involve the misuse of social media and other traceable data. Every time a spouse fills out a credit ... » Learn More about Sidestepping the common mistakes many spouses make in divorces
Human nature is such that we do well in those things that we have some experience in - things we have done before - things we are accustomed to doing. Going through a divorce is not one of those things! For most everyone, it will be "their first ... » Learn More about Three “Baby Steps” to Take When Thinking About a Divorce
Many parents may dread explaining an upcoming divorce to their children. The conversation can be emotional and challenging for all involved. There are, however, some strategies parents can use to make the process go more smoothly, and help their ... » Learn More about Telling Your Kids about an Upcoming Divorce
The question I am always asked during the first conference with a client is "Does it matter who files first?" The answer to the question is ALWAYS "yes" - but how that answer is given depends on the circumstances of the client I am representing. ... » Learn More about If Divorce is Inevitable – 3 Good Reasons to FILE FIRST
No! The first rule is that a Court cannot divide separate property. So, without a lot of complicated footnotes attached, if the property in question was inherited, owned before the marriage, or was the result of personal injuries sustained while ... » Learn More about Everything will be Split 50/50 – Right?
The answer is simple. Prioritize what you want. The issues in any divorce or custody case are not one dimensional. They are multiple. Is it the right to decide where your child will reside the majority of the time? Do you want to be the one in charge ... » Learn More about How to Win in Divorce & Custody